History Timeline

  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The end of World War I started a new era in the United States. It was an era of enthusiasm, confidence, and optimism. A time when Prohibition renewed confidence in the productivity of the common man. It is in such times of optimism that people took their savings out from under their mattresses and out of banks and invest it.
    Significance: many citizens invested in the stock market in the 1920's.
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  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    The Spanish Civil War was fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists. The Nationalists prevailed and Franco would rule Spain as a dictator for the next 36 years. This war had a large amount of non-Spanish citizens participating in the fight. Foreign governments contributed large amounts of financial assistance and military aid to Franco. USSR and Mexico were contributing financial, material and support to the Republicans.
    Significance: was the test drive for WWII.
  • Appeasement

    Munich Agreement- German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian leader Benito Mussolini stand with other German Nazi leaders around a table presumably signing the Munich Agreement.
    Significance: they agreed that Germany could have the Sudetenland, as long as Hitler did not make any more territorial demands in Europe.

    British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was a combined effort between Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Canada was chosen as a training ground, 231 sites and 360 schools were created. Thousands of men signed up, even men from other countries to train in Canada.
    Significance: created many new jobs on home front
  • Miracle at Dunkirk

    Miracle at Dunkirk
    The Miracle at Dunkirk was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between May 27 - June 4 1940. The evacuation happened because the British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off by the German army during the Battle of Dunkirk in WWII. German divisions were attempting to cut off and destroy the Allied armies at Dunkirk.
    Significance: 338,226 soldiers were rescued, all would be did without this miracle.
  • Pearl Harbour

    Pearl Harbour
    When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, the two goals accomplished were the destruction of American aircraft carriers and the sinking of as many other capital ships & battleships to eliminate the threat of the US in the Pacific
    Significance: Japanese Canadians were treated horribly and sent to camps, lost their belongings and no longer trusted, until they won this battle
  • Dieppe

    The Battle of Dieppe, was a Second World War Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe. The raid took place on the northern coast of France on 19 August 1942. The raid went so terribly wrong because of bad communication and it was planned for total surprise over a front that was far too wide.
    Significance: some allied commanders claimed that valuable information was gained from this raid such as equipments and techniques.
  • D Day

    D Day
    The goal was to take one of the five designated beaches with a allied force with the Nazi. This doomed Hitler's dream of a Nazi controlled “Fortress Europe,” and in turn marked the beginning of the end for Germany.
    Significance: D-Day was a significant moment for Canada. Canadians helped stop the German Nazis and potentially brought an end to the war.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) was the public holiday on May 8 1945, made to celebrate the day when the WWII Allies accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
    Significance: was the end to the war in Europe.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) is the name chosen for the day which Japan surrendered, effectively ending World War II, August 14, 1945. Japan was the last major step in ending the largest war in history. So when the atomic bombs were dropped in Japan, the end of Japan's military campaigns meant the end of WWII.
    Significance: was the end to the last war fought.