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Inter war years

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    The Interwar years

  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    The Spanish Flu was an epidemic after the veterans returned home from WWII. The Spanish Flu killed over 100 million people world wide. The origin of the Spanish Flu is not known but it is thought to have originated in China. The Spanish flu became so big because of the mass amounts of troops coming back home helped spread the flu more quickly
  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    The Winnipeg General Strike was one of the biggest strikes in Canadian history. Over 30,000 workers went on strike because of the high unemployment rates after WWI. On June 26th the strike was stopped due to the high levels of violence and the workers went back to there job with no pay increase.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    On the 28th of June 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed. The Treaty of Versailles was one of the treaties signed at the end of World War 1; it ended the war with the allies and Germany.The Treaty of Versailles was signed exactly 5 years after the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
  • League of Indians

    League of Indians
    The League of Indians was formed on the 2nd of September 1919 in Ontario by a Frederick Ogilvie Loft. The reason for the League of Indians was to stop problems regarding natives like the mistreatment of them and the respect of there land.
  • The Group of Seven

    The Group of Seven
    The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape artists founded in the 1920's the original members consisted of Franklin Carmicheal, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. Macdonald and F.H. Varley. The Group of Seven was succeeded by the Group of Painters in the 1930's. The Group mostly painted nature landscape pictures of Canada.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition was a law passed on the 16th of January 1920 banning the sales of alcohol across Canada. The government believed that alcohol was the main reason for crime. Along with Prohibition came "Bootlegging" witch is where people would illegally sell alcohol. The law was abolished because it created allot of illegal drinking establishments.
  • Mackenzie King Becomes Prime minister

    Mackenzie King Becomes Prime minister
    On December 29th 1921 Mackenzie King becomes Prime minister of Canada. Mackenzie King holds the record for longest lasting prime minister lasting for a total of 22 years.
  • The Discovery of Insulin

    The Discovery of Insulin
    Insulin the life saving discovery for diabetes was discovered by Frederick Banting and Charles Best working at the University of Toronto.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed on the first of July 1923 and it would ban all Chinese immigrants from coming to Canada with the exception of merchants, students and diplomats. A total of 8 Chinese immigrants came to Canada between 1923-1947.
  • The Five Cent Speech

    The Five Cent Speech
    On the first of January 1928 Mackenzie King gave the "five cent speech". He stated that he would not give five cents to anyone who lost there job or was asking for relief payments.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    In the year 1929 one of the most severe economic disasters of all time, it was the biggest depression in the 20th century. Although the Great depression is mostly regarded as something in the US Canada still suffered greatly from the depression, this made Canada have a very strict immigration policy for a while
  • The Persons' Case

    The Persons' Case
    The Persons' Case was a case where 5 women argued with the government that women would be called "people". The supreme court of Canada replied with a "no". Then they appealed to the British Privy Council witch overthrew the Supreme Court and women were now considered "people".
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    On Tuesday October 29th, 1929, Wall Street witnessed a major economic crash. This affected all industrialized western countries. Black Tuesday along with The Great Depression created one of the biggest financial crises of all time. The "Roaring Twenties" were destroyed by Black Tuesday.
  • R.B. Bennett Becomes Prime minister

    R.B. Bennett Becomes Prime minister
    R.B. Bennett Becomes Prime minister on the 7th of August 1930
    He won the election because of his promises to stop the depression. However he did not back those promises up and all of his attempts were a failure. He was replaced by the liberal party
  • Statute of Westminster

    Statute of Westminster
    The Statute of Westminster was a act put in place by the British government freeing Canada and from the domain status, along with other British domains.
  • The "New Deal"

    The "New  Deal"
    The "New Deal" was an attempt by Richard Bennett the Prime minister then to bring Canada out of the depression by instituting a new tax and changing the wage laws. This failed and he was preplaced by the liberal party.
  • On to Ottawa Trek

    On to Ottawa Trek
    The Great Depression Truly destroyed Canadian economy. The On to Ottawa Trek began when thousands of people were protesting for there lost jobs. They decided to take there protest to the federal government so on June 3rd 1935 hundreds of trains were taking people to Ottawa. In Ottawa it was negotiated that the protesters would stay in Regina