Canada`s Significant Events Time Line

  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Battle of Vimy Ridge
    Who: Canada, United Kingdom & German Empire
    What: A military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.
    When: April 9th, 1917
    Where: Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France
    Why: Objective of the Canadian Corps was to take control of the German-held high ground along an escarpment at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive.
    How: Canadian Corps captured most of the ridge during the first day of the attack.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Why is this significant to Canadian history?
    This is significant to Canadian history because this is when Canada gained a lot of respect from all of ther other countries, and it showed that they were strong because it was their first battle alone without the British. I think that if this event never happened, Canada wouldn't have as much respect as it does now because this battle showed that we could battle alone, which helped us gain respect.
  • Passchendaele

    Passchendaele
    Who: United Kingdom, Newfoundland, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, France & German Empire
    What: One of the major battles in WW1
    When; July 31 - November 6, 1917
    Where: Passendale, Belgium
    Why: The battle was fought for control of the village of Passchendaele near the town of Ypres.
    How: Outflanking the German Army’s defences, and forcing Germany to withdraw from the Channel Ports.
  • Passchendaele

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    This was significant to Canada because it represents both triumph and sacrifice, and it also represents both perseverance and bravery. I think that if this event never happened, Canada would not be how it is today, because Passchendaele helped define Canada as a nation and shape the country we live in today.
  • Conscription Crisis

    Conscription Crisis
    Who: Canadians
    What: After the Battle of the Somme, Canada needed to replenish the supply of soldiers, but there were very few volunteers to replace them, then they turned to conscription
    When: 1917
    Where: Canada
    Why: There were very few volunteers.
    How: Notices were sent out to report to the army services
  • Conscription Crisis

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    In my opinion the Consciption Crisis is significant to Canada because many new laws were created due to the crisis, and it helped everyone realize that it's not just your own family that went into war, lots of people were forced to. I think that if this event never happened, Canad would not have some of the laws we have now.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Who: German Reich, Canada, British Empire, France, Italy, Japan & USA
    What: One of the peace treaties at the end of WW1
    When: 1919
    Where: Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, France
    Why: It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    Canada had little impact on the final shape of the treaty, but Sir Robert Borden led a successful fight for separate Dominion representation at the conference and separate signatures on the treaty. I think that if this event never happened, Canada would probably still be at war right now, and the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers would probably still be going.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Who: People in United States
    What: The most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States
    When: 1929
    Where: United States
    Why: Stock Market Crashed
  • Black Tuesday

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    Black Tuesday was significant to Canada because Canada's economy was strong, growing rapidly with no end in sight in 1929. But then the world balance changed, dragging Canadians into the Great Depression. I think that if this event never happened, Canada wouldn't have gone into the Great Depression, and the whole stock market crash wouldn't have affected everyone. I think that if this event never happened, Canada would
  • End of Child Labour

    End of Child Labour
    Who: Children of Canada
    What: The end of child labour
    When: Up to 1929
    Where: Canada
    Why: Children could work for free
    How: Mines and Factories would employ children for free
  • End of Child Labour

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    I think it is a significant event because it prohibited children employment in jobs under the age of 18 if working at dangerous jobs. Everyone should be treated equally, including children. I think that if this event never happened. Canada would be different because there would be children working instead of being in school. We wouldn't have all the stuff we have today if child labour didn't end.
  • Dieppe Raid

    Dieppe Raid
    Who: Canada, Germany, United Kingdom
    What: An Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe on the northern coast of France.
    Where: Dieppe, France
    When: August 19, 1942
    Why: Wanted to destroy coastal defences, port structures and all strategic buildings.
    How: Seize and hold a major port for a short period
  • Dieppe Raid

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    I think that this is significant to Canada because it was the first time that the Canadians fought directly against the Nazis, on land. I think that if this event never happened, Canada would have more people, because of the 5,000 Canadians who took part in the raid, only about 1600 got back to England. The rest were either killed or taken prisoner.
  • Italy Campaign

    Italy Campaign
    Who:United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, British India, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, United States, Kingdom of Italy, Poland, Brazil, Greece, Free French, Germany
    What: To capture the German and Italian forces
    When: July 1943 - May 1945
    Where: Italy
    Why: They wanted to continue their advance against the German/Italian forces.
  • Italy Campaign

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    This is significant to Canada because Canada organized their home defense and their active military early in the war and their troops were sent to England. Italy was the first opportunity that the Canadian forces were able to be used in large numbers in order to demonstrate their fighting ability. I think that if this event never happened, Canada wouldn't have been recognized as an important part of the Allies.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Who:United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Free France, Poland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands
    What: The landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord.
    When: June 6, 1944
    Where: Normandy, France
    Why: To end WWII and the Nazi domination of Europe.
    How: Invasion on Juno Beach
  • D-Day

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    This is significant to Canada because Juno Beach was the beach Canada was to invade, and both the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade were the leading formations. Also, this was the success of the landings, as revenge for the disaster at Dieppe.
    I think that if this event never happened, Canada could have been under German domination, and Canada wouldn`t be as it is today.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    Who: Israel, United Kingdom, France, Egypt
    What: Offensive war fought by France, Britain, and Israel against Egypt
    When: October 29 - November 6, 1956
    Where: Gaza Strip and Egypt (Sinai and Suez Canal zone)
    Why: Britain and France issued a joint ultimatum to both Egypt and Israel
  • Suez Crisis

    Why is this significant to Canada?
    This is significant to Canada because Canada's resolution of the United Nations Emergency Force put a stop to a possible world war, and it was Canada's first peace keeping mission. I think that if this event never happened, Canada wouldn't have put a possible stop to the war, and it could have escalated into a world war.