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Fathers of Confederation | Maritime Union | George Brown | Pan Federalism | US Civil War | Canada's Proposals | St Lawrence Cruise | Charlottetown | The Quebec Conference | The London Conference | July 1st 1867

July 1st, 1867 was the culmination of many dreams, much effort, considerable debate and a triumph of political compromise. John A Macdonald, George Cartier, George Brown and many others recognized that the time had come for a larger union, This was the result of a statement in the Union of the Canada's, the Maritimes initiating a process towards region union, British colonial office support of colonial self government and fear of growing American military power ad territorial ambitions. Canadian confederation was a story of peaceful, civilized political development with bountiful and substantial benefits for the new country and the mother country.