Timeline (1920-1930)

  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    Henry Ford made a long line of frames of cars from one end of the building to another. At first the workers moved to put parts on the car, but later on the frames were moved on a conveyer belt so the workers stood in one place and by the end of the line there would be a full car. each worker had a seperate job, some wold put in the parts and some would secure them.
  • Spanish flu

    Spanish flu
    When soldiers returned from war they brought a virus with them. People with the virus often got pneumonia and since penicillin and sulphur drugs weren’t discovered yet thousands of people died. About 50 000 Canadians died because of the flu. The federal health department was discoovered in 1919 to take control of the provincial health departments.
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    1920s-1930s Timeline

  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    Wennipeg workers wanted better working condittions.The building and metal trades council started the strike and then additional workers joined in. The strike spread and became a general strike. There were 2 sides one of the workers(Centeral Strike Committee) and the owners(Citizens Committee of One Thousand). The government sent out a law that all foriegn born people starting a revolution would be arrested and deported. On june 21(bloody saturday) there was a bloodshed and 5days later it ended.
  • The League of Indians

    The League of Indians
    The league of Indians was the first attemp at a united voice of the Aboriginal. It was organized by Fredrick Loft, who was a Makawk vetran in the war, and he believed that giving up their aboriginal status to vote was like giving up their identities, and Edward Ahenakew helped spread it into the west.
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    The members were experimenting with Canadian landscape. the group consisted of Lawren Harris, J.E.H. McDonald, Franklin Carmichael, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, Fred Varley and A.Y. Jackson. Then 1926 A.J. Casson joined the group but Frank Johnson had left the group. The group traveled around Canada painting different forces of nature with bright colours.
  • Prohibition

    No alchahol was allowed to be produced, imported or transportated. This started a new crime called bootleg booze, they sold the liquor secretly and about $1 million were spent on liquor every month. the government got less money from liquor taxes so the decided to put tax on it instead of banning it completely. Slowly all provinces lifted this law starting from the 1920s, and the last one to lift it was PEI in 1948.
  • Insulin

    Insulin is a hormone that helps the diabetic people. Insulin stops the body from using fat as an energy source. an ontario doctor, Fredrick Banting discovered it. now it is used to treat alot of deabetic people.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    It banned all chinese people except students, merchants and diplomats from entering the country. It lasted until 1947 and only 8 chinese entered Canada.
  • RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force)

    RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force)
    The government believed that the millitary air force could do be peaceful as well so the pilots took a survey of the area to watch out for forest fires, smuggling along the coasts. and in 1927 they started delivering mail to remote areas of Canada.
  • Persons Case

    Persons Case
    Emily Murphy was a judge and a lawyer said that a woman is not seen as a person in the eyes of the law. so she and her supporters Nellie McClung, Loise Mckinney, Henrietta Edwards, Irene Parlby, and Judge Murphy(famous five) went to the Supreme Court of Canada to ask if persons qualified as men and women and lost so they went to the Privy Council in Britain and won.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    In the 1920s many people bought stocks thinking that they will be worth alot in the near future so they paid alot for them. But after the crash people lost alot of the money that they had invested in the stocks.
  • Five Cent Speech

    Five Cent Speech
    This speech was by the Prime Minister at the time, William Lyon Mackenzie King. He believed that social welfare such as giving relief was the job of the provinces. So he said that he wouldnt give a 5 cents cent peice to any province unless they had a liberal government. In 1930s election he lost to R.B Bennet because of that speech.
  • Canadian Brodcasting Corporation

    Canadian Brodcasting Corporation
    The government created it to counteract with American dominationof airwavesand to engorage developement of more Canadian programs. It covered the royal tour to Canada by George VI, and Queen Elizebeth in 1936. It was carried by radio to even the most remote places. CBC was proven to be a powerful force to unite all of Canada.
  • On to Ottawa Trek

    On to Ottawa Trek
    In 1932 the government of British Columbia made Camps for unemployed men to build roads, move rocks and cutting brush for food, shelter, clothing, and a 20c pay. And to collect relief people had to prove that they couldnt pay rent, and their phone, water, and electricity had been cut off. In Montreal unmarried mothers, widows with children and women huspands in jail werent allowed to get relief money.So men annoyed by camps went to Ottowa to protest to the government.
  • Bennett's New Deal

    Bennett's New Deal
    R.B Bennett noticed that the the Canadians were very angry because the government wasnt doing anything about the depression. So he made minimume wages, limit on the hours worked, and fixed prices so businesses wouldnt make unfair profit.