Continuity or Change from the Great Depression to WWII {1929 - 1945}

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  • Dust Bowl overtakes the Farmers

    Dust Bowl overtakes the Farmers
    A severe drought hit the prairie farms of Saskatchewan and Alberta, during the Great Depression. This occasion was known as the “Dust Bowl” which brought a lack of rain, overfarming of wheat and corn, high temperatures and dry soil/sands that led to a grasshopper plague. In total, 250,000 farmers had to abandon their farms as their mortgages for the farm land were heavily taxed and farmers had to lower the price as there was an abundance of crops since many families were poor at that time.
  • Continuity Or Change?

    The farmers' experience with the Dust Bowl is a change that occured, as it challenged farmers to grow crops regardless of the climate and land condition. Thus, farmers have learned to protect their crops by planting trees and plowing the field to prevent soil erosion.
  • Minorities Of Jews

    Minorities Of Jews
    937 Jews aboarded the MS St. Louis to flee the horrible conditions of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, but were refused entry into Canada. The Canadian government (Blair) was anti-semetic about Jews, which is why Canada only accepted 4,000 of the 800,000 Jews that had escaped between 1933 and 1939. Even inside Canada; there was the same anti-semetic influence, many industries in Canada did not accept Jews and so they were excluded from going to universities, hospitals, clubs, resorts and beaches.
  • Continuity Or Change?

    The minority of Jews is a continuity of how Jews were treated in the Holocaust of Nazi Germany. However in Canada, it was a change that occured. Before the incident, Jews were treated as normal Canadians until the discrimination of Jews was issued in Germany. With Blair's anti-semetic opinion on Jews and King's opinion on inviting foreign refugees; the perspective and capabilities of Jewish Canadians was changed as Jews were segregated from professional and regular activities.
  • Minorities Of Japanese Canadians Pt1

    Minorities Of Japanese Canadians Pt1
    Canadians that originated from enemy countries were treated as a minority over others. Ever since the attack on Pearl Harbour happened in 1941 when Japanese kamikaze planes bombed and crashed into US naval bases; Canadians feared that Japanese Canadians were local spies working for Japan. On February 2, 1942: PM Mackenzie King put out an order to remove “any and all persons” who Canadians believed didn’t belong, away from the important protective areas (parks, provincial, etc) in the country.
  • Minorities Of Japanese Pt2

    Minorities Of Japanese Pt2
    This was specifically directed at Japanese Canadians as they were forced to choose to get deported back to Japan; or relocate into internment camps at Hastings Park, Vancouver. 22,000 Japanese chose to relocate since they came to Canada for better opportunities and safety from the war. At the camp, 2 families were crowded into a hut with no electricity or running water. Those who resisted internment were sent to a much worse and heavily guarded, prisoner of war camp.
  • Continuity Or Change?

    The minorities of Japanese Canadians is a continuity because they continue to not be allowed to vote and join the Canadian army ever since WWI, due to racism. Internment camps were a continuity, since Canada has utilized these camps for "enemy aliens" until WWI (with the Germans & Ukrainians) leading into the Japanese in WWII.
  • Farmers' Increase Of Production During WWII

    Farmers' Increase Of Production During WWII
    On March 1943, the federal government of Ottawa began an Agricultural Supplies Board to meet the food requirements of war. Many farmers left to find jobs in the city during the Great Depression, so WWII farmers were able to produce more food with the greater land area and fewer farmers that provided competition. Deemed as a huge success, farmers were able to ship 1.5 billion kg of bacon, more than 325 million kg of cheddar cheese and large quantities of processed along with canned goods.
  • Continuity Or Change?

    The increase in farmers' productions is a continuity from WW1 because exports of wheat, cheese, meat and fish were still a high demand during the second war. Despite the decreasing change of production and farm labour after WWI; the remaining farmers in WWII were still very wealthy.
  • Women In The Workforce

    Women In The Workforce
    By 1944, there was a dramatic increase of 1 million women working in the workforce. Women had greater dexterity compared to men; so they worked in finer precision tasks with electronics, optics and the assembly of military goods. Women also preserved food, recycled metal and rubber scraps, along with raised victory bonds to support the troops in war. These women received daycare and tax breaks as compensation for their time supporting WWII.
  • Continuity Or Change?

    Women working in the workforce is a continuity of WWI, as women continued to do fine precision jobs in the factory to replace the men who went to war, overseas.
  • Women In The Navy

    Women In The Navy
    After the number of men recruited was insufficient, the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service began on July 31, 1942. The crew was named “Wren” and by August 31, 1945: 6,783 women had enlisted. Women were involved in various leadership roles, such as repairing ships at the naval base, controlling and signaling where the ships went, operating radar technology to detect other ships, as well as sensing the weather forecast. These WRCNS naval bases were located in Halifax, Esquimalt and Ottawa.
  • Continuity Or Change?

    Women working in the navy is a change since WW1 because before women were only encouraged to work at the homefront and support/persuade the men to join the army. The government believed that the conditions would be too dangerous for women and that they weren't capable enough. After women fought for their rights to work in the military, new opportunities and great honor/confidence arose: allowing them to travel and accomplish victory overseas.
  • Bibliography #1

    CBCnews. “Hate at the Top.” CBC/Radio Canada, CBCnews. “The Dust Bowl.” CBC/Radio Canada, Chenier, Nancy Miller. "Canadian Women and War." The Canadian Encyclopedia, 30 October 2020, Historica Canada.
  • Bibliography #2

    Gimblett, Richard. "Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service." The Canadian Encyclopedia, 07 January 2021, Historica Canada. Goldberg, Adara. "Canada and the Holocaust." The Canadian Encyclopedia, 01 June 2020, Historica Canada.
  • Bibliography #3

    Marsh, James H. "Japanese Canadian Internment: Prisoners in their own Country." The Canadian Encyclopedia, September 2020, Historica Canada. Neill, Elaine. "Canadians at Home.'' History XCHC2P2D. February 2021. Bluevale Collegiate Institute. Google presentation. Neill, Elaine. "Canadians Controversies.'' History XCHC2P2D. September 2020. Bluevale Collegiate Institute. Google presentation.
  • Bibliography #4

    Neill, Elaine. "The Great Depression.'' History XCHC2P2D. 08 September 2020. Bluevale Collegiate Institute. Google presentation. Writers Of Canadian War Museum. “The War Economy and Controls: Agriculture.” Canadian War Museum, Writers Of Veterans Canada. “Women At War.” Veterans Affairs Canada, 14 February 2019,