Prohibition of alcoholWho: Canadians
What: the ban of brewing and trafficing alcohol.
When: March, 1918
Where: Originating in P.E.I and then in the following provinces and territories during WW1.
Why: Many thought drinking alcohol was a sin in the eyes of God, some would also turn to alcohol as a way to forget the war, what happened and what they did.
How: police would shut down breweries, and try to catch bootleggers and trafficers.
Spanish InfluenzaWho: soldiers, and people they returned home to.
What: A deadly influenze(disease) that killed 20-40 million people.
Where: Originally unknown deep within the trenches, and then begining in Quebec once soldiers came home, quickly spreading over the world.
Why: This event is a major historic event because millions died, and there was no way to precent the outbreak.
How: Because the trenches were so dirty and filthy, many of the soldiers had viruses, and diseases spread quickly.
Winnepeg General StrikeWho: workers in Winnepeg who were tired of working 6 days a week for little pay.
What: a major strike that involved many and changed history.
When: May 1-June 25, 1919
Why: This strike is a major historic event, because it was a huge defining moment for workers and unions together.
How: on May 1, 1919 Winnepeg workers declared that they were going on strike, and refused to work until some of their needs were accomadated.
Group of SevenWho: F. Charmicheal
What: a group of seven painters who believed that Canada's true natural beauty should be shown in art work more then the modern things that were being shown at the time.
Where: their first exhibit was at the Art Gallery of Toronto
Why: this is a major historic event, because it changed art work, and the way we look at art today.
How: in 1920 they were given a chance to show their talents at the AGOT.
The Discovery of InsulinWho: Frederick Banting and Charles Best.
What: the discovery of insulin, a hormone that regulates fat and steroids.
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Why: This is an important historic event because insulin today has saved millions.
How: Banting and Best used diabetic dogs to test blood sugar and ajust it accordingly.
Mackenzie KingWho: William Lyon Mackenzie King
What: the tenth prime minister of Canada
Why: the event is concidered a major historic event, because Mackenzie King changed many Canadian policies, including old age pensions, unemployment insurance, and family allowances
How: he did this by listening to the public and making suitable compromises.
Chinese Exclusion ActWho: Canadian's refusing Chinese immigration to Canada.
What: An act banning most forms of Chinese immigration.
Why: This is a major historic event, because it prohibited Canada from expanding as a nation, and posed a problem between Canada and China.
Royal Canadian Air ForceWho: Canadian Airmen
What: a military group for air defence.
When: originating in 1924, yet only recognized as a soul military organization until 1936
Why: this is a major historic event, because our RCAF is still around helping in health organizations and military back up today.
Persons CaseWho: Emily Murphy
Henriette Muir Edwards
What: five alberta women legally fighting to be concidered people.
Why: this is a defining moment in history, because up until then women in canada were not concidered people and were not given equal rights.
How: they managed to finally win their case by using the BNA act, and the reference to the word "persons"
Branch Plant EconomyWho: United States
What: United States companies building factories in Canada
Why: this was a major historic event because it is still relevent to today. It changed the local idea, and encouraged other countries to get involved, and have their businesses sprout worldwide.
Black TuesdayWho: this major event effected everyone, it was the begining of the great depression.
What: the wall street crash of 1929
Where: New York City
Why: this is a major historic event, because if it wasn't for this stock market crash, the ten years or so after that, the great depression, wouldn't have happened.
How: because people were buying up stocks, not realizing that the product wasn't truly worth it. when people did finally realize it, everyone started trying to sell, but were unable to.
R.B. BennettWho: R.B. Bennett
What: Prime Minister of Canada
When: August 7, 1930-October 23, 1935
Why: This is a major historic event, because R.B. Bennet led Canada through the Great Depression, and created the Bank of Canada, the Canadian Wheat Board, and the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commision.
How: He was able to accomplish so much with his large ambitions and his great want to impress his beloved mother.
Statute of WestminsterWho: British Colonies
What: an act stating that there will be legislative equality for British colonies.
When: December 11, 1931
Where: Great Britain
Why: This is an important moment in Canadian history, because with the passing of this act Canada was finally recognized as it's own colony.
How: Great Britain decided that it no longer wanted to be in complete control of it's colonies, and created an act claiming that they were now bound by no laws but their own.
On To Ottawa Trek (1)Who: young unemployed single men in work camps, who decided to go on strike because they felt 20 cents a day was unfit.
What: the journey from Vancouver to Ottawa done mostly by riding the rods.
Why: this is a major historic event, because the trip captured the heart of many canadians, proving that things can be achieved if only fought for.
How: the men congregated in Vancouver after deciding to go on strike, and fought for union wages.
On to Ottawa Trek (2)(cont.)
After two months of being unsuccessful, the men decided to take their case to Ottawa. Leaving Vancouver on June 3rd, they rode the rails, dangerously, and finally arrived in Regina, only half way to Ottawa. They were stopped by the RCMP and finally on july 1st under police orders there was a riot to stop the strike.
S.S. St Louis (1)Who: Jewish refugees who were trying to escape Germany,
What: A ship that could cary up to 900 people comfortably.
When: May 13, 1939
Where: Hamburg, Germany.
Why: This is a major historic event, because with the cooperation of the Cuban government many people would not have committed suicide, and attempted mutiny.
How: This situation involving the S.S. St Louis happened when the Hamburg-American Line had not confirmed with the Cuban government the arrangements for when they landed in Cuba.
S.S. St Louis (2)When the ship eventually landed in Cuba, and passengers were turned away, being told that the refugee laws prohibited them from coming into the coutry without set Visas, negotiations started. Once set negotiations were planned the S.S. St Louis was told that it could not be in port while negotiations were unway. The S.S. St. Louis then took a trip around Cuba, waiting to hear some good news. After a few days, they were running low on food and water supplies, and telegrammed back to shore.
S.S. St. Louis (3)Then discovering that they had missed the deadline for accomidations of refugees by approx. 48 hours, and were now being sent back to Europe to seek safety elsewhere.