1920-1930 History

Timeline created by Emily Sun
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition
    Prohibition is the legal prevention of the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages, the extreme of the regulatory liquor laws. Prohibition is widespread in Canada. Most drinking establishments are closed and the sale of alcohol is forbidden with some private exceptions. Alcohol can still be sold through the government for industrial, scientific, mechanical, artistic and medical uses and the crime rate dropped.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    The 1918 Spanish Flu was an unusually severe and deadly influenza pandemic that spread across Canada. Soldiers that returned home from war are carrying the virus with them and causing civilians getting pneumonia. Healthy young adults, elderly, or weakened patients in the home front mostly became the victims. Between 50 and 100 million people died, making this one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.
  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    For six weeks of 1919 the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba was crippled by a massive and dramatic general strike. Frustrated by unemployment, inflation, poor working conditions and regional disparities after World War I, workers from both the private and public sectors joined forces to shut down or drastically reduce most services. The strike ended in "Bloody Saturday". Royal North-West Mounted Police attacked a gathering of strike supporters. Two strikers were killed, 30 wounded and many arrested.
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    The Group of Seven were a group of Canadian landscape painters in the 1920s, consisting of Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Fredrick Varley. The Group of Seven was strongly influenced by European Impressionism of the late nineteenth century
  • Prime Minister:Mackenzie King

    Prime Minister:Mackenzie King
    William Lyon Mackenzie King was Canadian’s political liberal leader from the 1920's to the 1940's. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921 to June 28, 1926. He was the longest-serving Prime Minister in British Commonwealth history. Voters did not love him, because he didn’t give the “five cent piece” to any province.
  • Insulin

    Insulin
    Insulin is a hormone central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. When control of insulin levels fails, diabetes mellitus will result. In 1921, North America had serious diabetes problems but no one can find out the preventions and treatments. In 1922, Canadian medical researchers found out that insulin is the treatment and this discovery saved millions of lives.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    In 1923, Canadians were too afraid that Chinese would take over their jobs, so they banned most forms of Chinese immigration to Canada.This event is called the Chinese Exclusion Act. Immigration from most countries was controlled or restricted in some way, but only the Chinese were so completely prohibited from immigrating, and discrimination existed in Canada.
  • Persons Case

    Persons Case
    Emily Murphy was a Canadian women's rights activist and jurist. She is best known for her contributions to Canadian feminism, specifically to the question of whether women were "persons" under Canadian law. In 1927, Murphy and four other women: Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby, launched the "Persons Case," contending that women could be "qualified persons" eligible to sit in the Senate.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Black Tuesday was October 29, 1929, the day the New York Stock Exchange crashed. Lots of people wanted to get rich immediately, so they invested a lot of money in the stock market. But the market crashed and everyone lost everything, this day was called the ‘Black Tuesday’. This event played a big role in Canada’s economic downturn
  • Prime Minister:R.B. Bennett

    Prime Minister:R.B. Bennett
    Mackenzie King made a speech that the problem of Social Welfare was the responsibility of the provinces. He said that he will not give a "five cent piece" to anybody who lost their jobs in a province without a Liberal Government hence the name of the speech. This speech was one of the reasons why the Liberals lost the elections to the Conservatives. Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett replaced Mackenzie King.
  • Five Cent Speech

    Five Cent Speech
    Mackenzie King made a speech that the problem of Social Welfare was the responsibility of the provinces. He said that he will not give a "five cent piece" to anybody who lost their jobs in a province without a Liberal Government hence the name of the speech. This speech was one of the reasons why the Liberals lost the elections to the Conservatives. Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett replaced Mackenzie King.
  • Statute of Westminster

    Statute of Westminster
    The Statute of Westminster 1931 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which established legislative equality for the self-governing dominions of the British Empire and the United Kingdom. Also this means Canada is bound by no laws other than its own and Canada did agree to remain part of a new Commonwealth of Nations.
  • On-to-Ottawa Trek

    On-to-Ottawa Trek
    The On-to-Ottawa Trek was a long journey where thousands of people had unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps. The men lived and worked in these camps at a rate of twenty cents per day before walking out on strike in April 1935. 1600 strikers headed for Vancouver and hundreds of men boarded boxcars headed east.
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    The economic downturn let lots of Canadian felt angry and unhappy about the government, so the Prime Minister R.B made a plan for Canadians. He his plan to establish unemployment & social insurance, set minimum wages, limit the hours of work, guarantee the fair treatment of employees, & control prices. He made everyone have fair chances. His plan was called ‘New Deal’.
  • CBC- Canadian Broadcasting Company

    CBC- Canadian Broadcasting Company
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known as the CBC, is a Canadian crown corporation that serves as the national public radio and television broadcaster. The CRBC took over a network of radio stations formerly set up by a federal Crown corporation, on November 2, 1936, the CRBC became a full Crown corporation and gained its present name.