Canadian History 1920s to 1930s

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  • Prime Minister: Mackenzie King

    Prime Minister: Mackenzie King
    William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG (December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950) was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s to the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921 to June 28, 1926; September 25, 1926 to August 7, 1930; and October 23, 1935 to November 15, 1948. A Liberal with 21 years in office, he was the longest-serving Prime Minister in British Commonwealth history. He is commonly known either by his full name or as Mackenzie King
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by Chester A. Arthur on May 8, 1882, following revisions made in 1880 to the Burlingame Treaty of 1868. Those revisions allowed the U.S. to suspend immigration, and Congress subsequently acted quickly to implement the suspension of Chinese immigration, a ban that was intended to last 10 years. This law was repealed by the Magnuson Act on December 17, 1943.
  • Insulin

    Insulin is a hormone central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells in the liver, muscle, and fat tissue to take up glucose from the blood, storing it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. Insulin stops the use of fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagon.
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    Canadian's history 1920s to 1930s.

  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    The 1918 flu pandemic (the Spanish Flu) was an unusually severe and deadly influenza pandemic that spread across the world. The pandemic lasted from June 1917 to December 1920spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 100 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Even using the lower estimate of 50 million people, 3% of the world's population, died of the disease. Some 500 million or 28% were infected.
  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    The Winnipeg General Strike, 15 May-25 June 1919, was Canada's best-known general strike. Massive unemployment and inflation, the success of the Russian Revolution (1917), a wave of strikes across Canada and rising REVOLUTIONARY INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM all contributed to postwar labour unrest.
  • League of Indians

    League of Indians
    First meeting of League of Indians of Alberta at Duffield, Alberta, 1933. With increasing adoption of a western lifestyle, Aboriginal people organized themselves to become advocates of their own interests.
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    The Group of Seven were a group of Canadian landscape painters in the 1920s, originally consisting of Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley. Tom Thomson and Emily Carr were also closely associated with the Group of Seven, though neither were ever official members. The Group of Seven is most famous for its paintings of the Canadian landscape. It was succeeded by the Canadian Group of Painters in the 1930s.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition of alcohol, often referred to simply as prohibition, is the practice of prohibiting the manufacture, transportation, import, export, sale, and consumption of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. The term can also apply to the periods in the histories of the countries during which the prohibition of alcohol was enforced. Use of the term as applicable to a historical period is typically applied to countries of European culture.
  • Person’s Case

    Person’s Case
    Persons Case – is a famous Canadian and British constitutional case where it was first decided that women were eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate. The case, put forward by a group of women known as the Famous Five, went all the way to the Imperial Privy Council, then the court of last resort for Canada, and was a landmark case in at least two respects.
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  • Prime Minister:R.B. Bennett

    Prime Minister:R.B. Bennett
    R.B. Bennett was a millionaire businessman who was Prime Minister of Canada throughout the Depression and his Conservative policies did little to help the hardships faced by Canadians. R.B. Bennett had a large ego and was said to run a one-man government.
  • Statute of Westminster

    Statute of Westminster
    The Statute of Westminster 1931 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (22 & 23 Geo. V c. 4, 11 December 1931) which established legislative equality for the self-governing dominions of the British Empire and the United Kingdom, with a few residual exceptions, notably India. The Statute remains domestic law within each of the other Commonwealth realms, to the extent that it was not rendered obsolete by the process of constitutional patriation.
  • Branch Plants

    Branch Plants
    Branch plant economy is a term used to describe the phenomenon of United States companies building factories (branch plants) in Canada, primarily to sell products in the Canadian market. In the period between the American Civil War (early 1860s) and World War I, U.S. companies began to look to Canada as a new market. The branch plants built in Canada were strictly under American rule. Canadian tariffs on imported products led U.S. companies to build factories in Canada, in effect bypassing the t
  • -On to Ottawa Trek

    -On to Ottawa Trek
    The On-to-Ottawa Trek was a long journey where thousands of people had unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada. The men lived and worked in these camps at a rate of twenty cents per day before walking out on strike in April 1935.
  • CBC- Canadian Broadcasting Company

    CBC- Canadian Broadcasting Company
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known as the CBC, is a Canadian crown corporation that serves as the national public radio and television broadcaster. In French, it is called la Société Radio-Canada The umbrella corporate brand is CBC/Radio-Canada.