The Road to confederation was not an easy one. There were many bumps, turns and potholes along the way. Although, despite cranky politicians, all the conferences, arguments, speeches and loyal patriots, confederation was finally achieved, and on June 1st 1867, and the Dominion of Canada was formed.
It consisted of many things; A Federal and Provincial Government, A list of Governmental Rules called the 72 Resolutions and many Politicians fighting for control and for some, the effort to reverse confederation for a multitude of reasons. Some feared confederation would raise taxes, reduce trade and cause the loss of ties to Great Britain. The people who were in favour of confederation though, believed it could boost trade, protect against U.S invasion (U.S raids were common at the time especially in the Maritime Provinces) and overall believed it would strengthen the control, the economy, and bring peace of the North American Colonies.
Canada was formed through grit and determination and is now the second largest country in the world as well as a strong global economy, we have fought for the world and ourselves in the world wars. Although none of that could have been possible without the efforts of those in Canada during its fight for confederation and independence.