Sir John A. Macdonald's Controlled Motivation

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Sir John A. Macdonald was a saviour he controlled motivation. He declined to be paid off by the Brits or harassed by the Americans. He exited with liberal concessions and the swap cleared from the table. Macdonald knew Canada must develop or be gone and the main way was west on rails. Without the railroad, British Columbia could join the United States and the United States could, as its Manifest Destiny announced, take the prairies. The railroad thought was unbelievable. It would be the world 's longest railroad through the world 's most cold area. The stones and impervious woods of the Precambrian shield would be hard, the muskeg that could swallow men and machines would be harder, and the snow-crested Rockies would be unimaginable.

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