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History Of Canada

  • Canada's role in United Nations

    Canada's role in United Nations
    Canada has been apart of the United Nations since 1945 and played a significant role in drafting the UN Charter
  • Cold War Begins

    Cold War Begins
    The Cold War began in 1945, when the soviet union turned to face one another after defeating Hitler's Germany and Japan. During the war, each side said the other side was against fascism. America provided substantial assistance to the soviet union, whose people and military bore a great deal of the fighting and dying.
  • Canada Joins NATO

    Canada Joins NATO
    NATO is a major contributor to international peace and security and a cornerstone of Canadian security and defence policy, Canada has been a part of NATO since the company started, back in 1949. This alliance was designed to promote the stability of the north Atlantic area
  • Newfoundland Joins Confederation

    Newfoundland Joins Confederation
    Newfoundland was the last province to join the country that we live in today, Canada. The province expanded to what it is today after Newfoundland joined Confederation. The first vote for them to join confederation was unclear, a second vote was taken and Canada obtained the majority of the votes so Newfoundland joined Canada. This has a big impart today because Newfoundland is a hot spot for trades because other provinces traded with them and for places across the sea because that's their stop.
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
    The Korean War got started when the North Korean communist army crossed the 38th parallel and invaded non-communist, and their neighbor, South Korea. Ad Kim II-sung's North Korean army, armed with soviet tanks, quickly took over South Korea, that is when the United States came to South Korea's aid. That started the bloody and frustrating war for the next three years. Over 55,000 American troops were killed in the conflict.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean war was when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the main force, came to the rescue of South Korea. China, with the help of the soviets came to help North Korea in the fight.
  • Immigration Act of 1952

    Immigration Act of 1952
    It was also known as the McCarran-Walter act, this act restricted immigration into the United States and is codified under title 8 of the United States code.
  • Korean War Ends

    Korean War Ends
    A armistice signed on July 27, 1953, formally ended the war in Korea. North and South remain separate and occupy almost the same territory they had when the war began. The war last three very long years. The war left both North and South Korea in ruins.
  • AVRO Arrow

    AVRO Arrow
    The AVRO Arrow was a delta winged designed and built by Avro Canada in 1953. This was the most developed aircraft at the time
  • Vietnam War Begins

    Vietnam War Begins
    The North Vietnam government and the Viet Cong were fighting to rejoin Vietnam. They viewed the conflict as a colonial war, Fought at first against army's from France and then the United States, and then later against South Vietnam. In 1950 American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Warsaw pact is the treaty between Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union, which was signed in Poland in 1955 and was officially called "The Treaty of Friendship Co-operation and Mutual Assistance".
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    The Suez crisis was an invasion of Egypt in late 1956 by Isreal, followed by the United Kingdom and France. This also threatened to split up the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Canada Joins Norad

    Canada Joins Norad
    The North American Air Defense Agreement was placed under joint command the air forces of Canada and the United States. This helped protect North America from aerial nuclear attack bombers
  • Quiet Revolution

    Quiet Revolution
    The "Quiet Revolution" was a time of intense socio-political and socio-cultural change in Quebec. It characterized by the effective secularization of society and the creation of the welfare state.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    The Cuban Missle Crisis was a pivotal moment in the Cold War. In October 1962 John F. Kennedy was infromed of a U-2 spy plane's discovery of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba. The threat of atomic war was real. They came within minutes of an atomic bomb being dropped just outside of Cuba which is right outside of then the United States as well.
  • Lester Pearson

    Lester Pearson
    Lester Pearson served as Canada's Prime Minister 1963 to 1968. He was also a statesman, politician, public servant, professor, he rebuilt the liberal party. Lester formulated the basic post WWII foreign policy. He strove to maintain Canada's National Unity.
  • John Diefenbaker PM

    John Diefenbaker PM
    John Diefenbaker was Canada's Prime Minister through the years of 1957-1963, he was also a lawyer, politician and he was well known as a defense lawyer before his election to parliament, he was Canada's 3rd Prime Minister.
  • National Medicare Act

    National Medicare Act
    This act was designed to ensure that every Canadian resident receives medical care and hospital treatment, all paid through annual taxes.
  • White Paper

    White Paper
    A white paper delivers a detailed outline of a government policy, which gives parliament and outside organisations the opportunity to comment on future legislation. White Paper usually is the basis of the actual Bill. Aboriginals fought it, because it meant that they would lose their land and and historical right and ties to the heritage land.
  • October Crisis

    October Crisis
    The "October Crisis" was the kidnapping and murder of provincial cabinet minister and kidnapping of subsequent release of James Cross who was a British diplomat. This all took place in Quebec, mostly in the Montreal area.
  • Vietnam War ends

    Vietnam War ends
    The " Ho Chi Minh campaign" was conducted with the goals of capturing Saigon in time to celebrate their leader's birthday. A defense line was quickly established around the city; Thieu also resigned but did not help. Ho Chi Minh city fell on April 30th, 1975, that is what ended the long Vietnam war
  • Immigration Act of 1978

    Immigration Act of 1978
    Policy is the most explicit part of what might be described as a population policy.
  • USSR invades Afghanistan

    USSR invades Afghanistan
    The Soviet- Afghan war lasted over 9 years of intense fighting. Insurgent groups called "the Mujahideen" fought against the soviets and allied afghan forces. Between 800,000 to 1,500,000 million civilians were killed in this war, which is a very substantial amount of innocent people. Many Afghans fled the country as refugees.
  • Constitution Act

    Constitution Act
    The Constitution Act, is a part of the Constitution of Canada. This Act was introduced as part of Canada's process of patriating the constitution.
  • Jean Sauve

    Jean Sauve
    Jeanne Sauve was a Canadian Journalist, politician, and stateswoman who also was the governor general of Canada, she was the 23rd to do so. Born in Saskatchewan, educated in Ottawa and Paris, She was also elected into the house of commons in 1972. Very successful woman.
  • Canadian Multicultural Act

    Canadian Multicultural Act
    This is a law that was passed in 1988, it aims to presere and enhance multiculturalism in Canada.
  • Meech Lake Accord

    Meech Lake Accord
    Meech Lake Accord is the term for a series of proposed amendments to the constitution of canada negotiated in 1987 by the prime minister at the time Brian Mulroney and the 10 provincial premiers played a role in this term.
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    Code-named "Operation Desert Storm" the gulf war was an operation of a buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm, in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by America.
  • Oka standoff

    Oka standoff
    The Oka Crisis was a 78-day standoff between Mohawk protesters, police and the army. At the heart of the crisis a golf course expansion and development of condominiums on disputed land, which included a Mohawk burial ground. This lasted 78 days until the army came and stopped the standoff.
  • Cold War Ends

    Cold War Ends
    A number of factors caused the end of the cold war, political and economic troubles in soviet union, the wall coming down in Berlin, change in american government, the soviet union became the Russian Federation.
  • Charlottetown Accord

    Charlottetown Accord
    The Charlottetown accord was a package of proposed amendments to the constitution of Canada, by the Canadian federal and provincial government.
  • NAFTA Agreement

    NAFTA Agreement
    The NAFTA Agreement is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • Rwanda

    Canada protected Rwanadan people from the rebels during the genocide. 400 Canadian soldiers found themselves in the worst violence that you could think of. They did this while trying to bring some stability to the African nation
  • Kyoto Accord

    Kyoto Accord
    The Kyoto protocol is an international treaty which extends the 1992 United Nations framework convention on climate chance commits state parties to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.