No history past 1867 is on the final exam. The great coalition of politicians who wouldn"t get together normally (nobody liked george brown and george brown didn"t like any of them) Put aside their differences (at least temporarily) and held the conference in the maritimes to try to convince them that the idea of unifying was a good and prosperous idea. Convinced the maritimes enough that 16 delegates were sent to the. 16 delegates and 2 observers from newfoundland began to debate. Over 2 weeks they hammered out the 72 resolutions that would become the written proportion of the constitution - this involved compromises. Government was going to a senate, responsible government, a house of commons, a governor responsible to the house of commons. Clear rejection of the american model because this was clearly a british model. Charles tupper = lead the campaign to repel confederation in prince. Joseph howe = leading campaigner for responsible government in.