Canadian History 1920s & 1930s TIMELINE

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  • Spanish Influenza

    Spanish Influenza
    The spanish influenza was the most damaging influenza for all of Canada and the world. This flu appeared after the World War 1. The spanish flu lasted between 1918-1919 and killed 21 million people including 50,000 Canadians.
    This flu did not only bring death, but social and economical issues as well. Children were left parentless, and many families suffered because of the lack of family members that could work. Buisnesses were also affected because there was a loss of workers and profit.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition is the restriction of the production, sale, transportation, importation, and exportation of alcoholic beverages, in Canada.
    The goal of prohibition was to reduce drinking workers. (drunk employees)
    The enforcement of 1920s' Prohibition caused many bootleggers, rum runners, and criminals.
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    Canadian History 1920s & 1930s TIMELINE

  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    The Winnipeg General Strike was one of Canada's most important general strikes, although it wasn't very successful. Workers went on strike in Winnipeg due to the harsh working conditons and low salaries. Workers wanted to only work 8 hours a day and get paid 85 cents/day. This strike led to Bloody Saturday, where some people were killed and injured. There were also many arrests and charages that were made. On june 26th the strike was over, and ended up as a failure for the workers.
  • Group of Seven

    Group of  Seven
    The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape painters. This group consisted Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley.
    In 1920, the Group of Seven held their first exhibition, where they proved that the landscapes of Canada can be painted.
    Their influence for creating this group was Eurpean Impressionism.
  • Insulin

    Over one milion people had diabetes and didn't know how to treat it. Medical researcher Frederick Banting came up with an idea that which he thought he could isolate the hormones in animals an treat diabet patients with injections. J.R.R. Macleod let Banting use the research lab and he had the help of Doctor Charles Best. They both discovered insulin and treated diabetes.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was the main issue in the 1920s. The Canadian government did not want foreigners to come to Canada. On July 1st 1923, the Chinese Exclusion Act came into affect in Canada. Canada wanted everyone to have the same beliefs, therefore they only mostly wanted British immigrants. Instead they made it complusary to pass an english literecy test with over 75%
    However the Chinese Exclusion Act was infact eliminated in 1967.
  • RCAF

    The RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) was active from 1924-1968.

    The government thought that military planes could be used to deliver things from cities in a quicker way especially when it came to emergency situations. National airline services we're created and now its possible to fly all around the world in an easier and more convienent way.
  • Prime Minister: Mackenzie King

    Prime Minister:  Mackenzie King
    Prime Minister Mackenzie King was the Prime Minister of Canada for a total of 22 years. Mackenize had quiet a few accomplishments as Prime Minister. He enforced many social programs such as umemployment insurance, old age pensions, welfare, and the family allowance. Because of him we also now have free trade with the United States.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    On October 24, 1929, the American markets became unstable, dropping about 9% one day. Investors became nervous and began dumping stocks because they became panicked, this became known as Black Thursday. On October 29th, Canadian markets were hit in the same manner, so this day became known as Black Tuesday in Canada. Markets around the world also suffered.
  • Prime Minister: R.B. Bennett

    Prime Minister:  R.B. Bennett
    Prime Minister R.B Bennett was Canada's 11th Prime Minister. He was P.M fcr 5 years, during the worst of the great depression years.
  • Statute of Westminster

    Statute of Westminster
    The Statute of Westminster was passed down by the British parlianment on December 11, 1931. Canada was no longer under the Brisitsh it became completely self-governing and was under the laws that Canada has passed. The British empire wanted to give freedom to the countries and let them to be able to work on their own. It was granted to Newfoundland, New Zealand, Australia, Union of South Africa and the Irish.
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    The New Deal was created by Prime Minister R.B Bennett. It was a promise made by him that stated maximum working hours, a certain reasonable minimum wage, and better working conditions, This also included new social programs such as welfare, unemployed workers are still covered with health care and old age pensions,
  • On to Ottawa Trek (part 1)

    On to Ottawa Trek (part 1)
    Unemployed workers and workers that felt that they had poor working conditions or low salary decided to go on strike.
    They wanted to be paid more than 20 cents a day. The people then decided that it was time to let them be heard, so they went and strike. However, the strike was not a success, so they decided to march to Ottawa and have the strike infront of the Pariliament.
  • On to Ottawa Trek (part 2)

    This also failed, because Prime Minister Bennett showed no sympathy to these workers, he then got the RCMP to turn them back. This led to the Regina Riot which caused many injuries and deaths on July 1st, 1935