Best Answer

Some pros were that the colonies would be stronger and more independent. the colonies would have strong central government to control the defense, taxation, postage, currency etc. also the Britain abandoned the mercantilism so the colonies would have to unite in order to survive because Britain no longer provided the colonies with the guarantee on market and it got its material from other countries for a lower price. this made the colonies go in depression because people had no jobs and they needed someone to buy their goods and products .

The reason for lack of support in England, of the colonies, was money. England set the economies up where raw materials were imported form the colonies and the industries of England manufactured the goods selling them manufactured goods back to the colonies. They even imposed a manufacturing tax on anything manufactured in the colonies. This manufacturing tax existed through too and was replaced by the GST. When the Economics of this old system no longer benefited England they terminated the arrangement.

The Civil war had just ended in the US and the international boarder between the US and what is now Canada had not been settled. There was a very strong movement in the US --54 forty or fight emerged in the US.

This movement wanted the boarder at 54 degrees north 40 minutes which is roughly through the now community of McLeod Lake-nee Fort McLeod.

For their part England wanted to retain their interest land and saw the formation of a new country, loyal to them, as their way out. The problem for them was they had little or no presence in the area west of the Great Lakes except for the the coast of what is now BC. "Victoria & Westminster"

The mealtimes "PEI Nova Scotia & New Brunswick " were an economic disaster having lost their secure market in England, Upper Canada. "Ontario" was land locked in many respects and France had lost their interest in the new world. They lost Lower Canada at the battle of "The Plains of Abraham" and then sold their claimed land in the south to the US, "The Louisiana Purchase" for something like 3 to 5 million dollars.

Upper Canada was very loyal to the English crown. Lower Canada was a orphan and the maritime needed the market access to Upper and Lower Canada.

The benefit for the maritimes was a secure market, for Upper Canada and the Colonies in what is now BC was to keep ties with England and the Crown and for Lower Canada Quebec, a way to maintain their culture.

Lower Canada was a strip of Land along the St Laurence River. The options for the people of lower Canada were very limited. The were too small to stand on their own, if US took over, their French Language, Laws based on the Napoleonic code would most likely be lost. Under Confederation they were guarantied the right to their legal system, Language and religion.

The west joined upon being promised a railway connection, all in Canada to the east.

The great pro of Confederation was that a country was created, Canada in what would surely been annexed by the US and for Lower Canada their language and Laws were preserved.

I am of the opinion that if Quebec were to separate, in short order they would become a quaint Little puddle in a sea of 360 million non Quebecers and the sooner the better.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-03-21 14:58:21
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What were the pros and cons of Canadian Confederation?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What were the pros and cons of Manitoba for joining confederation?

there are many different pros and cons= c

What were the pros and cons for Ontario in joining the Confederation?

== ==

Pros and cons of Manitoba joining confederation?


What were the pros and cons for Newfoundland joining the Confederation?

because they sucked

What were the pros and cons for Nova Scotia joining Confederation?

because of money

What were the pros and cons of the Canadian Confederation to Nova Scotia's ship builders?

we would die if we weren't a country we would die if we weren't a country we would die if we weren't a country

What where the pros and cons of the confederation 1867?

SOme of the Pros and Cons of Canadian Confederation are : Canada would be United as one Country and would be given the name Canada. Not everyone agreed with the British North American act. Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland both did not want any part of it and did not join until 1871 and 1949. The french speaking population was also divided but they were divided after Confederation. I hope this helps :0)

The pros and cons of physiocrats?

pros and cons of physiocrats

What where the pros and cons for Canada East joining confederation in 1867?

A pro for Canada East joining confederation in 1867 was that their distinct culture would be recognized.

What were the pros and cons of the Newfoundland confederation?

Newfoundland had an incredible amount of wood , Newfoundland had a disease in their apples , which was killing people .

Pros and cons of Jury Nullification?

what were the pros and cons for the nulification

What are the pros and cons of Huckleberry Finn?

What are the pros and cons of huckleberry

What does Pros and and cons means?

Pros and cons are advantages and disadvantages

List pros and cons of video games?

PROS CONS ----------------------------------------------------- Pros: Entertaining Cons: Mental conditions can be caused, Adicition, Expensive.

What were the pros and cons of the Manifest Destiny?

the great Pros- It helped Cons- No cons everything was fine.

What are the pros and cons for being a architect?

what are the pros and cons of being an architect

The pros and cons of the mercantilism and physiocrats?

pros and cons about mercantilist and physiocrats

What are the Pros and cons of mergers and strategic alliances?

Usually there are no pros or cons.

The pros and cons of fascism?

pros: Unity and cohesion Cons: Corruption

Pros and cons for freedom of speech?

pros and cons of the bill of rights

Pros and cons of transformational leadership?

What are the pros and cons of transformational leadership?

What are the pros and cons of being a neurosurgeon?

There are no pros and cons its what your heart wants.

What are the pros and cons of terrorism?

pros kill the infadels cons none

What is the pros and cons of working as a jeweler?

pros= nothing cons=everything

What pros and cons for presidential democracy?

Pros: Vagina COns: Penis