1920s -1930s

By kyanna
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    Who: Henry Ford
    What: A type of industrial production in which prefabricated, interchangeable parts are used to assemble a finished product.
    Where: Detroit, Michigan; Piquette Plant, was 1st.
    Why: Helps the productions of a product to move along faster to be sold faster so that more money could be made faster.
    How: A production line, where the labor of workers would be divided into specific tasks which would contribute to the finished whole, thus allowing the assembly line to work out better.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    What: It was an influenza pandemic that killed millions
    Where: Everywhere
    Who: Everywhere
    Why: It was airborn, so if you breathed in the air you were infected
    How: Those who were infected, solidiers who were in the Great War, didnt know that they were until major signs were shown, but that wasnt until they returned back home
  • League of Indians

    League of Indians
    Who: Frederick Loft created the 1st national Aboriginal political organization in Canada.
    What: Their main goals were to protect the rights and to improve the living conditions of First Nations people in Canada.
    Where: Canada
    Why: The Aboriginal people were not being treated like equals; they wanted change.
    How: Before his return to Canada, Loft had a meeting with the Privy Council and the King of England. This gave him the opportunity to express his concerns about Aboriginal people in Canada.
  • Prohibition

    Who/Where: Some countries around the world
    What: Prohibition is the restriction of alcohol
    Why: There were so many issues when it came to drinking: medical, economical, political, and social.
    How: Prohibition was mostly spurred on by the efforts of people of the temperance movement to close all drinking establishments, which they viewed as the source of societal ills and misery.
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    Who: Franklin Carmicheal, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. Macdonald and F.H. Varley
    What: A group of landscape artists in Canada who developed different techniques.
    Where: The group was from dif parts of Canada
    Why: They became a group because they didnt like the way art was being shown. Imitative, conservative.
    How: Eric Brown, directior of the National Gallery of Canada, helped them my making sure that they were well represented.
  • RCAF - Royal Canadian Air Force

    RCAF - Royal Canadian Air Force
    What: Royal Canadian Air Force was a type of defence for the Canadian army in WW2.
    Who: Canadian soliers who flew airplanes to help fight in WW2.
    Where: Canada
    Why: The main component of Canada's defence forces
    How/When: On May 19, 1925 the Government authorized an establishment for the RCAF.
  • The Persons Case

    The Persons Case
    Who: "Famous 5" (Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Nellie McClung)
    What: Women were able to gain status on a social, political, economical, and legal level
    Where: Alberta, Canada
    Why: Because women were no longer respected; consideed equal to men
    How: They went to the the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of London and they overuled the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Who: An event that caused The Great Depression.
    What: Tuesday October 29th, 1929, there was a 13% decrease in the Dow Jones, it became known in financial mythology as “Black Tuesday". It didnt stop there though. From Oct. - Sept., the market had lost a total of 89%.
    Where: Everywhere

    Why/How: The Canadian investors became nervous when the American markets became unstable and dropped 9% in one day, thus causing the Canadian markets to have the same reaction as the American markets.
  • Five Cent Speech

    Who: The 5cent Speech was delivered by Mackenzie King.
    What/How: During the beginning of the Great Depression, King made a speech about how social welfare was the responsibility of the provinces. He also declared that he would not give a "five-cent piece" to any province that did not have a Liberal gov.
    Where: CAN.
    Why: The Opposition wanted Mackenzie King's Liberal gov. to give money to provincial Conservative gov., the PM said that he wouldn't guve a 5cent piece for unemployed.
  • Richard Bedford Bennett, Prime Minister

    Richard Bedford Bennett, Prime Minister
    Who/What: R.B.Bennett is a well-known Prime Minister of Canada, but before that he was the first of the Alberta Conservative Party who won a seat in the provincial legislature before switching to federal politics, and was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1911. He was appointed Minister of Finance in 1926 and became Conservative as leader in 1927 at the first Conservative leadership.
    Where: Canada
    Why: He enjoyed being in charge.
    How: 1st a teacher, principal, lawyer, and bussinessman
  • Hockey Night in Canada

    Hockey Night in Canada
    What: Hockey Night in Canada was a radio broadcast of The Maple Leafs games in Canada, produced by General Motors Broadcasting.
    Where: Canada
    Why: To broadcast the popular sport to those who loved it and wanted to hear about what was going on in the game.
    How: HNIC originated from the General Motors Broadcasting which transmitted hockey games of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday nights.
  • The New Deal

    Who: Help the Great Depression.
    What: R.B.Bennett's "New Deal" promised to improve the taxation system, a maximum work week, a minimum wage, closer regulation of working conditions, unemployment insurance, health and accident insurance, a revised old-age pension and agricultural support programs.
    Where: Canada
    Why: Bennett realized that winning would be difficult so he used The Great Deppression as a tactic by trying to solve the issue.
    How: He did live radio speeches to outline "The New Deal".
  • On to Ottawa Trek

    On to Ottawa Trek
    Who: Men from British Columbia
    What/Why/How: Because of the Depression, men who were unemployed had to check into local relief camps for the umeployed. Unhappy with the living conditions and working conditions of the relief camps, 1 500 B.C men decided to march to Ottawa to protest and air their concerns about the measures taken to counteract the social and economic problems Canada was experiencing.
    Where: B.C to Ottawa
  • CBC - Canadian Broadcast Company

    CBC - Canadian Broadcast Company
    What: A radio and television broadcasting station.
    Why: In 1929, the Aird Commission on public broadcasting recommended the creation of a national radio broadcast network. A major concern was the growing influence of American radio broadcasting as U.S.-based networks began to expand into Canada. Graham Spry and Alan Plaunt lobbied intensely for the project on behalf of the Canadian Radio League.
    Where: Canada
    How: In 1932 the government of R.B. Bennett established the CBC’s predecessor, CRBC.
  • S.S. St. Louis

    S.S. St. Louis
    Who: German Jews
    What: A ship that was to lead the German Jews to newer happier lives.
    Where: From Germany to Cuba (unsuccessful, Cuba rejected them)
    Why: The German Jews were afraid of being put into German concentration camps.
    How:The German Jews would sail to Cuba hoping that the Cubans would take in the refugees.