John A. Writes Much of the British North America Act

1864-1867
First page of text inside the leather-bound copy of the British North America Act, March 29, 1867. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
First page of text inside the leather-bound copy of the British North America Act, March 29, 1867. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

While many students of law, who later become lawyers, study and read a great deal about the constitution, John A.'s legal training proved particularly relevant in the run-up to Confederation. Most of the original Canadian constitution, the British North America Act, was written personally by John A. and in his own hand.