20s and 30s dancers

The Roaring 20's and the Dirty 30's

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    The Roaring 20's and the Dirty 30's

    After the war, there was a lot of clean up to do. Many people lost their jobs as they worked for the war. In the mid 1920's everything started turning around, there were more job opportunites and more technology. Unfortunately, in the 1930's the economy was decreasing quickly. It was a repeat of the beginnings of the 1920. This decade was very challenging for most Canadians.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    The Spanish Flu was caused because of the soldiers living in their seperate divisions. Due to the soldiers having a weakened body, lacking food, vitamins and the stress in fighting increased their chance of getting ill. The virus included a terrible cough, bad congestion, fever, sore throats, muscle pains, tired, and dizziness. It was a global disaster. It occured right after the war until 1920. It was first noticed in Spain. It killed 8 million people around the world.
  • Prohibition

    This law banned all making and trading of liquor across Canada. This law was passed because the government felt grain should be used to produce food for the soldiers. They felt it was wasteful to be used for alcohol. The crime rate dropped because of this. Workers took their money home instead of going out for a few drinks. This law was passed throughout Canada expect Quebec. Women were all for this law to be passed. However bootleggers who smuggled alcohol made a lot of money.
  • Bloody Saturday

    Bloody Saturday
    This is the day when violence broke out in Winnipeg. In Winnipeg management and labour, and communications broke down, therefore the trades and labour council called it a General Strike. The strike happened because an improvement was needed. Many citizens were very angry and frustrated. There was a great deal of violence on the streets of Winnipeg and the Mounties were called in to stop the violence, but they just added to the problem. The strike lasted 37 days.
  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    In Winnipeg a huge strike occurred, when the metal and building councils striked, other industries in Canada followed. This stike was the biggest strke Canada had ever seen! Over 30 000 workers left their jobs fast. Due to this, the factories closed in Winnipeg and trading and trains were at a hault. Even the police, and firemen joined.The people of Winnipeg were angry because the immigrants were taking their jobs. This strike left a huge impact of unionisum and militancy.
  • Historical Significance of the Winnipeg General Strike

    Historical Significance of the Winnipeg General Strike
    This strike had social and economic impacts across Canada. Workers were tired of low wages, and no job seceurity. Unions were formed and agreements were signed that gave workers job seceurity, medical benefits and better wages. This made the economy stronger as the workers had more money to spend on their house and cars, this stimulated the economy.
  • Historical Significance of the League of Indians

    Historical Significance of the League of Indians
    The League of Indians had a political and social impact on Canada. The government was trying to intergate the Indians into Canadian Society. They set up schools for the children so they could get jobs in the future. More of the men resisted because they were afraid of losing their culture, this was a big deal for the Indians.
  • League of Indians

    League of Indians
    The Canadian government wanted to give the Indians the right to vote only if they would give up their Aboriginal status. They were not pleased. The government wanted to get the Aboriginals to mix into the society. They were tyring to get better health care and the government interfered with their land, they were not happy. This league was formed in the 1919-1930. Fredrick Loft was a Mohawk veteran for World War One.
  • Historical Signifance of The Group of Seven

    Historical Signifance of The Group of Seven
    The Group of Seven had a great historical importatnce. In the early 1900s there were many cultural changes. The Group of Seven were artists who painted Canadian Landscape from across Canada. They created a unique Canadian style. "It's imperative that the artist reveals through the medium in which he's happiest, what he sees, thinks and feels about his surroundings." Franklin Carmichael
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    This Group of Seven were Franklin Carmichael, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, Fred Varley, J.E.J. MacDonald, A.J. Casson, and A.Y. Jackson.This group wanted to show their true feelings through their artwork, Art changed drastically in the 20th Century. There weren't as many rules, it was more freestyle. The first show was held in May of 1920 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The art was all over Canada mostly in Quebec, Nova Scotia and the Rocky Mountain.
  • Historical Significane of Spanish Flu

    Historical Significane of Spanish Flu
    This flu killed 50 000 Canadians. Due to the number of deaths, the federal government of Canada quickly formed the "Department of Health," to look out for the health of all Canadians. This had a postive social impact on Canadians. "The physcians were having a difficult time with the influenza virus called the "Spanish Flu, In 1918, it was predominated in childrens life that they would skip rope to the rhyme, 'I had a little bird, it's name was Enza. I opened the window and in-flu-enza" Crawford
  • Insulin

    Diabetes is a deadly disease that causes sugar levels to increase No one knew what medicene could cure this deadly disease. Medical researcher, Fredrick Banting and research assistant Charles Best believed they knew how to cure this illness. They took the insulin and tested it on dogs who were diabetic. By conducting thist test the blood sugar level in the dogs were lowered. On this date, the first test occured on a 14 year old named Leonard Thompson, thankfully the results were good.
  • Historical Significance of Insulin

    Historical Significance of Insulin
    This new invention saved hundreds of lives in the 1920s and is still today. Just because of this drug, diabetics can now live their lives to the fullest and longer. This invention took place at the Universty of Toronto. This historical event has a social impact. Thanks to Fredrick Banting, Charles Best, researcher John Macleod and chemist Jame Collip, millions of people lives were saved.
  • Prime Minister MacKenzie King

    Prime Minister MacKenzie King
    Prime Minister William Lyon MacKenzie King was the leader of Canada for 22 years. After universty, he joined the liberals, he won the election in 1908 and became the minster of labour. He supported conscription, he created the old age pension, and the unemployment insurance. He also encouraged more trade with the USA. He was the prime minister of Canada during the World War Two. He went into the government because of his famous grandfather who was a politican.
  • Chinese Exculison Act

    Chinese Exculison Act
    Canada wanted to stop immigration from China. It was Chinese who built the Canadian Pacific Railway as soon as it was done the governmeent started to ban them. The government would put a $50 head tax on the immigrants which they hoped would not want them to enter Canada. The law was passed on July 1st 1929, known as "Humilation Day." Predjuice and discrimination happened during the Gold Rush. They didn't want the Chinese to take over their jobs.
  • Historical Significance of the Chinese Exclusion Act

    Historical Significance of the Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was implemented by the federal government. There was a great deal of discrimination agianst the Asians during this time. The historical importance of this is that the government was trying to protect the Canadians from losing their jobs. Thankfully, this act does not exsit in Canada anymore.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    In the year of 1923, Banting and Macleod were given the Nobel Prize for medicene.
  • Historical Significance of RCAF

    Historical Significance of RCAF
    The RCAF was formed because the military reconigized the importance of air planes during and after the war. This had a strong military and political siginificances. It was very important to have higihly trained pilots and the most up-to-date planes. The planes could be used for combat, dropping bombs and for spying on the enemy. Canada was known to have the best pilots in the world.
  • Royal Canadian Air Force

    Royal Canadian Air Force
    The RCAF was the airforce of Canada from 1924-1967. It took care of forest fires, mail delivery anti-smuggling patrol and for aerial photography. It was first founded in 1914. . The RCAF was commanded by the National Defence. During the war the airplanes would transport artillery and fight. On April 1st 1924, Royal was added. The RCAF was created because the military saw the importance that air craft had during the war. Most of our pilots trained in England.
  • The Person's Case

    The Person's Case
    Women who were born before 1929 were conisdered "non-persons", They had no legal rights. The "Famous Five" asked Prime Minister King to go to the supreme court to ask that the word, "persons" in the British North America Act of 1867 included both men and women. They wanted this because women were not being treated equally. They could not vote or be appointed to the Canadian government. This group was Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nelly McCloung, Louise McKinnie, Emily Murphy and Irene Parlby.
  • Historical Significance of The Persons Case

    Historical Significance of The Persons Case
    The Persons Case had an economic, political and social result. Before 1929, women were "non-persons." They had no legal rights. This led to women being treated as equal to men today, all "person," whether they be male or female now have equal rights in Canada thanks to those five women.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    On this date, the value of most stocks decreased drastically. Most of the shares were bought with credit, no one had any money to buy the millions of shares that were put up for sale. That is why the market collapsed. Wall St. in New York stock exchange was effected also all of USA and Canada. Many people borrowed money to buy stocks hoping the value of stocks would go up, however they did not.
  • Five Cent Speech

    Five Cent Speech
    During the Great Depression, the economy dropped dramatically. The stock market crashed, this led to people not having jobs. This speech was said by Prime Minister King at the election campaign of 1930 in Ottawa. He believed that the provinical government should pay for relief programs. Prime Minister R.B Bennett the leader of the conseraivtes got the role of the Prime Minister because of this speech.
  • Historical Significance of the Five Cent Speech

    Historical Significance of the Five Cent Speech
    The Five Cent Speech had a significant political impact on Canada. Prime Minister King probably wished he could take those words. He declared that he would not give a "five cent piece" to any province that the liberals controlled. In the next election he was finally defeated.
  • Prime Minister Bennett

    Prime Minister Bennett
    R.B Bennett was very rich, he went into politics then became the Prime Minister between 1930-1935, He promised to get Canada out of the Great Depression, he did not succeed. He created the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commition in 1932. He also created the Bank of Canada in 1935 as well as the Canada's Wheat Board. He had a large ego, he thought he could fix the entire country, he was wrong. He wanted to stimulate the economy with the government spending more.
  • Historical Significance of Foster Hewitt

    Historical Significance of Foster Hewitt
    HE SHOOTS HE SCORES Foster Hewitt was a key figure in the boradcasting world within Canada. This had a social and sport impact on Canada. Most of the citizens of Canada listened to him, because TV weren't invented. They would be sitting right on the edge of their chair, listening for those four famous words, "HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES!" Foster Hewitt
  • Foster Hewitt

    Foster Hewitt
    This man, Foster Hewitt, started out as a newspaper reporter. He moved into radio broadcasting, he became the most famous hockey broadcaster in Canada. He did the play-by-play over the radio for Hockey Night in Canada. He did the broadcast of the opening cermonies of the Maple Leaf Gardens. Since there was no television, radio was the only way to know what was happening during a game.A special broadcast gondala was built high above the ice so he could have the best view of the game.
  • Historical Significance of Prime Minister R.B Bennett

    Historical Significance of Prime Minister R.B Bennett
    His political contribuitions were significant. He created a national radio broadcast, he helped create the Bank of Canada and the wheat board. His only failure was that he promised to get Canada out of the depression. He was not very successful during his time. "I will find work for all who are willing to work, or perish in the attempt." . This statement led to his downfall, as he could not keep his promises.
  • Canadian Broadcasting Company

    Canadian Broadcasting Company
    This broadcasting company was known as CBC. The government built radio stations all across Canada to broadcast Canadian content. The first day CBC aired was November 2nd 1936. Large parts of the country could not recieve radio broadcasts, like the rural areas, with this new technology it could spread nationwide. Sir John Aird was the head of the Royal Commission which was set up by the federal government.
  • Historical Significance of CBC

    Historical Significance of CBC
    CBC had social, cultural and political importance in Canada. In many parts of Canada there was no radio broadcast. The CBC insured that all Canadians could recieve news, weathers, and political reports from a Canadian broadcaster. Before this. most radio broadcasting came from American sources. Canadians wanted their news from a Canadian source.
  • Historical Significance of Prime Minister: MacKenzie King

    Historical Significance of Prime Minister: MacKenzie King
    This man was the key figure that helped Canadians through the Great Depression. He led Canada from 1935 all the way through World War Two. He knew that Canada had to have a strong military. He also implemented social programs to help the unemployed and the elderly.He was the Prime Minister throughout most of the 1920's and from 1935-1948.