Confederation and National Policy
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Confederation and National PolicyConfederation and National Policy
The Canadian Confederation entails the process through which the Canada emerged in 1867 when three colonies under Britain formed the four provinces Canada. During the emergence of Canada in 1867, several factors played vital roles in its formation and these factors include political, economic and social factors and other forces and actors. The National Policy was introduced by John Macdonald in the year 1879 and it entailed the implementation of high tariffs on the manufactured imported products so as to safeguard and protect manufacturing industries in Canada. The National Policy was also very crucial in the development of the rural Prairie West as cattle ranching activities were introduced in the region. The paper will discuss the factors that led to the emergence of Canada, analyse the National Policy and its significance for the development of the rural Prairie West.
Political, Economic and Social factors, actors and forces that were instrumental in the emergence of Canada in 1867
Several factors played a significant role in the emergence of Canada in 1867. These factors include political, economic and social factors in combination to other forces and actors. The political factors played a considerable role in the emergence of Canada because by the mid 1860s, the Great Britain had almost lost its concern for the colonies it controlled in North America and particularly Canada. The loss in interest was mainly because these colonies had become a huge monetary, military and political load for the Great Britain. As a result, Britain wanted to detach itself from some colonies and also give other colonies some independence so as to reorganize the colonies' political organization. Additionally, the political organization of Canada during the late 1850s and mid 1860s was exceedingly unpredictable. For instance, there were regular government crises that had taken place annually from 1855 to...