1920s and 1930s Timeline - Allen

  • Prohibition

    some battles against social problrms were won during the war. woman grounps, such as the woman's christian temperance union, had campaigned for a ban on liquor since before the turn of the century. the women's grounps were supported by farm, church, lodge, and merchant associations. during the war, their campaign gained momentum. it point out that gain should be used to feed soldiers and civilians, rather than to make alcohol.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    as soldiers returned home from the war, the country was truck with a terrible epidemic - "spanish flu". soldiers carried the virus with them from overseas. the epidemic ravaged countries around the world. people weakened from the virus often got pneumonia. in these days before the discovery of penicillin and sulpha drugs, thousands of people died from pneumonia.
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    The Group of Seven was founded in 1920 as an organization of self-proclaimed modern artists. The original members - Franklin CARMICHAEL, Lawren HARRIS, A.Y. JACKSON, Franz JOHNSTON, Arthur LISMER, J.E.H. MACDONALD and F.H. VARLEY - befriended each other in Toronto between 1911 and 1913.The group is very popular in 1920s-1930s.
  • Radio

    radio was the great communication invention of the 1920s. voices, news, and music could now be broadcast across the country using radio signals. it was the invention of the radio that helped shrink canada's vast size. people living in isolated rural parts of the parts of the country were brought in touch with the cities of the nation.
  • Residential Schools

    Residential Schools
    at 19th century, Christian churches and the Canadian government believed that Aboriginal people should be educated to make them lose their old traditions and culture.so they send the aboriginal to the residential school. if the parents dont agree that. the government will take their children from their house. they are most common in 1920s.(80 school in canada) and the last one were closed in 1996.
  • Jazz Age

    Jazz Age
    jazz moved north from new orleans in the united states and was made popular by such musicians as duke ellington and louis armstrong, both black americans. the dance of the decade ---the charleston---also emerged out of black american culture, its fast and wild pace quickly caught on with the high-sported younger generation.
  • Insulin

    in 1922, at the university of toronto, canadian medical researchers discovered a ground- breaking treatment--insulin. an ontario doctor, frederick banting, was given the major credit for the discovery. after sercing in the medical corps during world war 1.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    on 1 july 1923, canada passed the chinese exclusion act. this act banned all chinese except students, merchants,and diplomats from entering canada. from 1923 until the act was repealed in 1947, only eight chiese people were admitted to canada to chinese canadians, 1 july 1923 is known as"humiliation day"
  • flapper

    a flapper was young woman who dressed outrageously. in winter, she wore gloshes with buckles unfastened to create te greatest possile flap.
  • Golden Age of Sports

    Golden Age of Sports
    the 1920s were also a golden age of sport in canada. many of the sports heros of the decade were amaturs. they seemed to come out of nowhere to grab the headlines and establish world records. percy williams is an example. this 20 years old sprinter, almost unkonwn in canada, stunned nolookers at 1928 amsterdam olympics. in the 100 and 200 meters sprints, he won a sensational double gold victory. he is called:"the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen"
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    though not everyone shared in the prosperity of the 1920s,there was a general mood of the drasrically in the early 1930s. canada was plunged into the great depression--the worst economic downturn the country has ever faced.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    black tuesday--the day the stock market crashed in october 1929 was one of the most dramatic events signalling the depression. in the 1920s, many people played the stock market. people dreamed of getting rich overweight.
  • New Political Parties

    New Political Parties
    neither the federal nor the provincial governmrnts seemed to have fresh ideas for solving the country's economic troubles. people were frustrated and fed up by the lack of leadership. protest parties sprang up in various regions hardest hit by the depression. often in tough economic times, new regional political movements have appeared in canada. in the 1930s people were looking for strong local leaders wo understood te problems they faced in their own regin.
  • Bennett Buggy

    Bennett Buggy
    after the black tuesday, all of the canadian are very poor. they have no money to pa the gas. so people use horses for drving cars. and the people think the prime minister r.b.bennett not try his best to sovle the problem. so people name the car benett buggy.
  • On to Ottawa Trek

    On to Ottawa Trek
    in june 1935, thousandsof men fed up with life in the british columbia relief camps boarded freight trains bound for ottawa to protest to the government. their journey became known as the on-the-ottawa trek.