Canadian History 1920s & 1930s

  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    in 1918 the spanish flu influenza pandemic that spread across the world.Most victims were healthy young adults, in contrast to most influenza outbreaks which predominantly affect juvenile, elderly, or weakened patients.The pandemic lasted from March 1918 to June 1920,Spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 100 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.
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    interwar years

  • Group Of Sevens

    Group Of Sevens
    The Group were not exclusively landscape painters, and it was only after their first exhibition at the Art Gallery of Toronto in 1920 that they began to identify themselves as a landscape school. They were initially drawn together by a common sense of frustration with the conservative and imitative quality of most Canadian art. Romantic, with mystical leanings, the Group and their spokesmen zealously, and sometimes contentiously, presented themselves as Canada's national school of painters.
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    League of Indians

    Aboriginal people began to form organizations to fight for their rights. in 1919 Frederick Loft, a Mohawk veteran from WW1, organized the League of Indians. the League was the first attempt at a united voice for Aboriginal nations. The gonernment would let the Aboriginals vote but if only they chose to give up their Aboriginal status, the aboriginals refused.
  • Insulin

    insulin, discovered during 1922 at the University of Toronto by the Canadian medical researchers.Fredrick Banting was given major credit for the discovery. after serving in the World War 1, he set up a small medical practise in London, Ontario.people with diabetes were lacking an important chemical called insulin, which he discovered how to make.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Immigration Act, 1923, known in the Chinese Canadian community as the Chinese Exclusion Act,was an act passed by the Parliament of Canada, banning most forms of Chinese immigration to Canada. Immigration from most countries was controlled or restricted in some way, but only the Chinese were so completely prohibited from immigrating.
  • RCAF

    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968.Prior to 1924, Canada's involvement with air defence consisted of Canadian airmen flying with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service, with the short-lived Canadian Aviation Corps, and with a small two-squadron Canadian Air Force attached to the Royal Air Force in England during the First World War.
  • 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 overnight. this is how the stock market worked- buy plenty of stocks when the price is low and sell those stocks when their price is high.It takes alot of skill and knowledge to make a fortune!
  • R.B. Bennett

    R.B. Bennett
    Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, PC, KC,was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada from August 7, 1930, to October 23, 1935, during the worst of the Great Depression years. Following his defeat as prime minister, Bennett moved to England, and was elevated to the peerage as Viscount Bennett.
  • Five-Cent Piece Speech

    Five-Cent Piece Speech
    The coters refused to forget kings "five cent speech". The Liberals were voted out of office, and the Conservative party came into power. The new prime minister who replaced Mackenzie King was Richard Bedford Bannett.
  • Statute of Westminister

    The Statute of Westminster 1931 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which established legislative equality for the self-governing dominions of the British Empire and the United Kingdom, with a few residual exceptions, notably India. The Statute remains domestic law within each of the other Commonwealth realms, to the extent that it was not rendered obsolete by the process of constitutional patriation.
  • CBC - Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission

    CBC - Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission
    CBC was ment to counteract American domination of the airwaves and to encourage the development of canadian programs. the government built more stations across the country to improve the quality and coverage of Canadian Broadcasting.In 1936 the commission became CBC.
  • On to Ottawa Trek

    On to Ottawa Trek
    In june 1935, thousands of 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-to-Ottawa Trek.the trekkers wanted clear economic reforms such as minimum wages and a genuin system of social and unemployment insurance.
  • Mackenzie King

    Mackenzie King
    Mackenzie King was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s to the 1940s.He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada. A Liberal with 21 years in office, he was the longest-serving Prime Minister in British Commonwealth history.
  • St. Louis

    St. Louis
    The ocean liner St. Louis arrived off canada's East Coast carrying 907 jews, including 400 women and children. These refugees had already been denied entry into cuba and other latin American desperation they came to canada.Early in 1939 the Canadian government accepted the german refugees but denied the jewish refugees, it was proven that Germans were more excelent settlers and the jews weren't.