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Canadian History between 1918s-1936s

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Prohibition Prohibition 1920's ProhibitionProhibition banned the producrction,import,and transportation of liquor across Canada. Women groups had campsigned for a ban on liquor which was pointed out that grain should be used to feed soldiers and civilians rather than to make alcohol. In 1918, the fedal governemtn introduced Prohibition which banned the production,import ,and transportation of liquor across the country. However, it made the crime rate dropped and arrests for drunkeness decreased.
Spanish%20flu Spanish flu The Spanish Flu of 1918The Spanish Flu of 1918</a>In 1918, there were a terrible epidemic -"Spanish flu"because pf the soldiers carried the virus with them from overseas. This flu spread through the countries around the world. People even got pneumonia before the discovery of penicillin and sulpha drugs, thousands of people died because of it. Schools , threatres , and churches closed their doors to stop the flu. There are about Canadians died during the eqidemic.. It gave the signal of the Canadins to be aware of public health concerns.
Bloody saturday l Bloody Saturday blood sat.Bloody Saturday , the day of violence of the Winnipeg General Strike. A huge group of people gathered to watch a parade of the leaders who had a objection on strike.However, it had been banned.The Mayor who feared trouble called in the Royal North-West .The Mounted Police charged the crowd and fired the shots. As the results, one man was killed and 30 were injured. 5 days later, the general strike was over.
Group%20of%20seven Group of Seven Group of SevenGroup of SevenThe Group of Seven formed in 1920. Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Fredrick Varley were the members of it. They determined to creat art that allot the Canadian experience. They were the famous painter of Canada landscape paintings. They were the first vreate a Canadian national style in painting, Their art works are seek out by today Canadian art collectors eagerly.
Royal%20canadian%20air%20force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 1939 - 1945The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada at that time. They mainly forcus on civil aviation . Later the government thought that they also could be justified only if they were used for peaceful purposes. They usually go for different patrol like patrolled for the forest fires and checked on fishing boats. In 1968, RCAF was split up because of the establishment of Canadian Forces .
Prime%20minister%20william%20lyon%20mackenzie%20king Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King William Lyon Mackenzie KingMackenzie King was a dominent Canadian political liberal leader at that time. He was the 10tH Prime Minister , with 21 years in office. In 1930, he thought the social welfre was the responsibility of the provinces. Therefore , he would not give a" five cent piece" to the province that did not have liberal governemnt. In 1930 , the liberals were voted out of office and the Conservatiove Party came into power from
Insulin Insulin 1922 - Insulin DiscoveredIn 1921, there are over a million people in North America had diabetes. However, no one knew what reason caused the disease or how to treat it. In 1922, Canadian medical researchers at the University of Toronto had discovered a treatment called insulin. Frederick , the doctor in Ontario, discovered that people with diabetes could not absorb sugar and starch because of the missing of important hormone called insulin. this discovery of insulin has saved millions of people.
Chinese%20exclusion%20act Chinese Exclusion Act The Exclusion ActCanada passed the Chinese Exclusion Act from banning all Chinese expect students, mechants, and diplomats to entering Canada. Canadians feared that the Chinese would take over their jobs and all the things that they had. At that time, discrimination has already existed in Canada.
Persons%20case Persons Case The Persons CaseThe Persons Case underlined the inequality women still faced in 1927. Emily Murphy & four other eminent women (Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Edwards, Irene Parlby) decided to petition the prime minister about the word'persons' in Section 24 of the British North Amercica Act. In April 1928, the Supreme Court of Canada decided women were not 'persons' qualified for appointment to the people.
Black%20tuesday Black Tuesday Black Tuesday 1929"Black Tuesday" is the day that stock market crashed. At that time many people played on ot because they dreamed of getting rich overmight. Many people who invested in the stockt market lost everthing because of this crash, This was one of the most dramatic events and turned down the Canada's economic - Great Depression.
The%20great%20depression The Great Depression Great DepressionIn 1929, Canada plunged into the Great Depression from the general prosperity. The worst economic downturn it had ever have. Many people lost their jobs and their debts became heavier. They saw their assets disappear continually. However, the crash of stock market was not the reason. The prosperity stage of the 1920's was receded following. These things turned Canada into a depression by the 1930's.
Statute%20of%20westminister Statute of Westminister The Statute of Westminster (1931)On December 11 1931, the British Parliment passed the Statute of Westminister which was a law that made Canada completely self-governing nation,bound by no laws other than its own. However ,Canada did agree to remain part of a new Commonwealth of Nations, which is the reason its type of government is a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy.
On to ottawa%20trek On-to-Ottawa Trek The "On to Ottawa" TrekIn 1935, thousands of men fed up with life in th ebritish Columbia relief camps boarded freight trains bound for Ottawa to protest to the government. This journey became known as the On-to-Ottawa Trek. When they got as far as Regina, they were stopped by the Mounted Police. and claimed the trekkers were disobeying the law and overthrow the governemnt.Because of the riot broke out ,dozens of people were injuried.
New%20deal New Deal New Deal Prime Minister R.B. Bennett knew that Canadians were angry with the government over the economic downturn. In1935, he introduced the plan to establish unemployment and social insurance , set minimum wages, limit the hours of work, guarentee the fair treatment of employees, and control prices so that businesses could not make unfair profits before an election. This plan as known as Bennett's New Deal. However, in the election of 1935, he was swept back into power by the King and liberals.
Cbc%20 %20canadian%20broadcasting%20company CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Company Canadian Broadcasting CorporationIn 1933, the government created the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CRBC) which meant to counteract American domination of the airwaves and to encourage the delepment of Canadian programs. In 1936, the commission became Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). It took on a powerful force in establishing a sense of unity across Canada.
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1920s-1930s in Canada