Canada Between World Wars 1920's-1930's

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In History
  • Indian Act

    Indian Act
    This act was signed in the late 19th century and it was a treaty that encourage the first nation people to give away thier land for benefits. This happened mostly in places like Alberta or Quebec and sounded like a good idea at first but slowly turned bad. The first nations were manipulated into thinking they were getting a good deal while they put them in reserves. Over time the government controled most of what the first nations were doing with an official watching them everyday.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    The Spanish flu was a worldwide pandemic that happened in 1918 and lasted for around a years or two in Canada. People believed that it started in birds then transferred to pigs then humans and spread in the trenches during WW1. After the war the returning soldiers brought it home with them and it spread even further. Thier situation was similar to our situation with covid-19.
  • Prohibition

    In the early 20th century alcohol was banned from Canada. The Government banned alcohol because to many men were going out and getting drunk. Women started complaining as well and they believed that if alcohol was eliminated by banning it husbands would start attending to thier family more and stop wasting money on alcohol. The Government quickly realized that it would not work because people would buy it illegally and they were losing money from alcohol taxes. They removed the ban after a year.
  • Immigration Policies

    Immigration Policies
    Immigration Policies in Canada were not favored to people of color. Most immigrants during those times were British because that was Canadas target audience. People that were from the countries that sides with the central party and non socialists or communists were not allowed to enter Canada. That law also went for refugees because Canada did not have a refugee program at the time.
  • Winnipeg General

    Winnipeg General
    The Winnipeg General was a peaceful protest that took place in Winnipeg because employers refused to negotiate a wage increase. There was around 30,000 in the protest. Those 30,000 people consisted out of strikers out of over 94 unions, Postal workers, firefighters, and policemen. They brought everything to a standstill in Manitoba one of Canadas largest cities at the time for six weeks
  • Bloody Saturday

    Bloody Saturday
    Bloody Saturday is the result of the Winnipeg general. After protesting for six weeks the Government took action because of an opposition. They said that these protesters were a communist group that wanted to take over the Government. The new police called the RCMP went in with horses and guns killing 2 and wounding over 100 protester. Police officers that participated were fired and others were forced to sign a document saying that they will never join another union
  • Residential Schools

    Residential Schools
    Residential Schools have been around since 1890s but they really took of in 1920s-30s. They became popular because the Government believed that they had "civilize" First nations by teaching the British culture and erasing thier own. They created schools that were run by the church. Every first nation child was forced to go to one of these schools. If they refused they would take you with force. Many children died in these schools because of emotional and physical abuse.
  • Beginning of U.S. Branch Plants

    Beginning of U.S. Branch Plants
    This was the beginning of the U.S. branch plants in Canada. America started building different branches of different companies in Canada. This benefited the U.S. because they were able to avid shipping things over which was expensive because of the tariffs place on different items. This happened mostly in places like Quebec and Ontario. The building these companies also benefited Canada because they gave opportunities for new job which helps its economy.
  • Rise of Fascism

    Rise of Fascism
    In this time in Germany Adolf Hitler was beginning his advances to introduce fascism. This was only possible because people wanted things fixed and democracy was not working for the Germans. Everyone was upset that they had to take blame for the war and that Deutschmark was not worth much causing the prices to go up. The great depression had also started and everything got even worse making it easy for Hitler to persuade people.
  • Discover of insulin

    Discover of insulin
    In the spring of 1922 the University of Toronto they discovered insulin and found that it was a cure for diabetes. Charles Best and Dr. Frederick Banting were the two people that made the insulin discovery. They found that insulin could prevent diabetes and control metabolism levels, it was significant because it was one of the biggest discoveries in medical history
  • The Halibut Treaty

    The Halibut Treaty
    The Halibut Treaty is the first every treaty that was not approved by Britain that Canada signed. It was signed in May of 1923 in Ottawa. This treaty was a fishing treat about fishing rights in the pacific ocean between Canada and the U.S. Britain attempted to approve the treaty but Canada refused to have it approved by Britain. This was one of the many steps that opened the door to Canadas independence.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Chinese people were not very welcome in Canada. They had to pay $500 per head as tax and then they were not able to enter the country at all. They were banned from entering, even the people that already moved to Canada could not bring thier wives or children into the country.
  • The King against Byng Crisis

    The King against Byng Crisis
    In 1926,King and Byng's power was tested it was a prime minister against a governor general. it was when Prime Minister Mackenzie King asked for another election, but Governor General, Julian Byng did not permit one. The prime minister argued that Byng was breaking the rules of a responsible government. At the next imperial conference, King was determined to clarify the role of the governor general.
  • Child labor law

    Child labor law
    These Child labor law were put in place because they were to many children out of school working to help provide for thier family. Most kids worked in places like factories, mills and mines that did not teach tam anything and was bad for thier health. The Government made it a law for all kids to go to school. Children could not work if they were under 14 years of age.
  • Persons Case

    Persons Case
    The persons case is a case that started late into 1917. It about the question if women were considered persons. After Emily Murphy became the first female judge she voted to be senator. The Prime minister Borden denied her because she was not considered a person. The five women called the famous five lead this movment by taking it to the supreme court of Canada and they stated that women are not persons. After that they went to the Privy Council in Britain who clarified that Women are persons.
  • On-to-Ottawa Trek

    On-to-Ottawa Trek
    The On-to-Ottawa Trek was a protest against relief camps that was hard labor that did not pay enough. They were a people from relief camps marching and catching a train to go to Ottawa to protest because it was the capital. They protested because they would not stand for it. People supported them giving them food and supplies on thier way to Ottawa. On the way to the capital a lot of people also joined the protest.
  • Regina Riot

    Regina Riot
    The Regina Riot is the result of the On-to Ottawa Trek. Prime minister Bennett did not want the track coming past Regina so he said he would meet with their leader. They could not agree because Bennett insisted there was nothing wrong with the camps. Then RCMP and police attacked the trekkers and citizens and they fought back. At the end one officer was dead and hundreds were injured. After they went home or back to relief and next term Bennett was tossed and Camos were closed