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  • In the 1860's: Canadian politics suffered from political deadlock
  • I'm in debt from railway contruction...
  • I fear the American expansion!...
  • We need new trading agreements between the colonies!
  • 1867: 1'st of july
  • We hereby agree to the terms of Confederation!
  • This is not an independence declaration!!
  • They chose the remote lumber town of Ottawa, as the national capital.
  • it is a GREAT compromise!
  • We are between the French and English Canada, but still safely distant from the US
  • 1869: Canada buys Rupert's Land from HBC.
  • Can we buy your land?
  • Rupert's Land
  • The land sales opened the opportunities for western settlements and the recruiting of hundreds of thousands immigrants
  • They even completed a transcontinental railway in 1885
  • The end
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