Canada Timeline 1914-1929

Timeline created by joshm05
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  • Canada at War 0

    Britain had declared war, which meant Canada would also be at war. Canada recruited 3,000 women to become wartime nurses and sent 425,000 men overseas to assist in the war. A total of 600,000 people served in this war. I think it had no impact on Canada, yes there are a lot of men in danger but during this war we made a lot of progress like fighting as a country and building allies.
  • Billy Bishop and the War in the Air +2

    Billy Bishop was a famous Canadian flying ace with 72 victories in World War I. He was the best Canadian ace of the war. The life expectancy of a new pilot was a few weeks, but Bishop managed to survive the entire war and kill many other enemy pilots. Billy Bishop's bold actions represented Canada's pilots well and influenced many others to become pilots in World War I.
  • Battle of Ypres -1

    During the Battle of Ypres, Germany introduced poison gas into the war. The soldiers had died from foaming in the mouth and were gasping through dirty tissues. In 48 hours of the war, 2,000 of the 6,035 that had been sent in for battle died.
  • Battle of the Somme -2

    In 1916 Britain and Germany had participated in the largest battle of the First World War on the 15-mile Western Front, Britain had sent some men to this battle. The Battle of the Somme is known to have been one of the bloodiest battles in human history. The battle lasted from July 1 to November 18, during those 5 months about 614 000 British soldiers had died in this war, about 24 700 of them were Canadian. Britain had only traveled 7 miles and could not break the German defense.
  • Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Borden -1

    In February 1916, Lieutenant Colonel Borden sent a letter to the Children of Canada. Send this message to the children so that he can convince older brothers and fathers to join the war. In the letter, Lt. Col. Borden informed the children about what was happening in the war and why he needed help there. It does not inform children of the consequences their parents and siblings might face.
  • Women's first step forward +2

    In January 1916 women in Manitoba won the right to vote, this was the first step forward for women towards equality. Within a year more provinces also gave the right to vote to women such as the 4 western provinces and Ontario.In 1918 Nova Scotia would allow women to vote, then New Brunswick in 1919, P.E.I in 1922 and the last province Quebec in 1940. In my opinion this was big progress in Canadian history, Although it was not a big change in Canada it was the right step in the right direction
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge +1

    In April 1917 the Canadian Corps were ordered to capture the 7 km Vimy Ridge. This would not be the first time Vimy ridge would be attacked on, the french had previously failed attacking there with over 100 000 men. Canada had strategize and rehearse their attack to capture Vimy Ridge. The Canadian Corps' attack was a success but with a high risk, Canada had lost 3598 men with 7000 wounded.
  • Winnipeg General Strike +1

    The Winnipeg General Strike is known to be one of the largest strikes in Canadian history, with more than 30,000 people leaving their jobs. The intention of the Winnipeg strike was to receive a living wage, 8 hours of work and the right to negotiate for better working conditions. This strike lasted for the next 37 days, then returned to work.
  • The Roaring 20s +1

    After the war, many soldiers moved to the cities in the hope of finding work. Women had opportunity and freedom when they served as caretakers in war and were treated better when they proved to be brave. When they returned home, they became housewives again, losing freedom and respect. The Canadian wheat industry became a success because many other countries wanted Canada's wheat.
  • Persons Day +2

    On this day in 1929, the landmark decision to include women in the legal definition of "persons" was issued by Canada's highest court of appeal. This granted women the right to be appointed to the Canadian Senate and paved the way for increased women's participation in public and political life.