Timeline with Attitude

Timeline created by Rylie H
  • Nurses overseas +1 (Political)

    Women's roles in the military was quite limited. They were not allowed to enlist as soldiers, sailors, or pilots in World War I. Their most prominent role was nursing. They shared in the extreme dangers of trench warfare even though they were not allowed to enlist as soldiers. For some Canadians, images and news of nurses working hard at the front and sacrificing their lives helped to change notions of women as fragile, helpless creatures.
  • War in the air +1 (Technological)

    Canadian pilots helped to advance Canada's reputation as a reputable air force in WWI. By war's end, almost a quarter of all British flyers were Canadian. In August 1914, flying was still in its infancy. Taking off and landing a plane without crashing was a significant accomplishment. Although fighter pilots took on serious risks, they were able to kill enemy pilots quickly and efficiently.
  • People being excited for war +1 (Social)

    Scenes of patriotism in several cities, enthusiastic crowds sing national songs. The announcement that Britain And Germany were at war was received with greatest enthusiasm, where British, French and Irish paraded together in a display of loyalty and patriotism.
  • Sir Robert Borden + 2 (Political)

    As the Prime Minister at the time, Sir Robert Borden worked towards strengthening Canada's bonds with the allies and world peace. He made the decision to help Britain in the war.
  • Francis Pegahmagabow +1 (Cultural)

    Francis was an aboriginal who served in the war. He was one of the original members of the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion and fought at the 2nd battle of Ypres. He survived the poisonous gas attack by Germany. He was an effective and deadly sniper.
  • Women allowed to vote +1 (Political)

    Women won the right to vote in provincial elections in 1916. Canada passed the War-time Elections Act in 1917, which gave women in the military and those who had male relatives fighting in World War I the right to vote. At this point however, there were still many provinces in which women were not allowed to vote in provincial elections.
    Heritage, Canadian. “Government of Canada.” Canada.ca, 25 Oct. 2017, www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/rights-women.html.
  • Jeremiah Jones +2 (Cultural)

    During the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April of 1917, Jones rescued his unit from an enemy machine gun nest in what was to become a battle that is now known as Canada's greatest success and source of great national pride.He had proven a black man's worth in a white man's army.
  • Canadians of German and Austro-Hungarian background being labeled as "enemy aliens" -2 (Cultural)

    The government labelled them "enemy aliens" and began a national operation in which 8000 "enemy aliens" were imprisoned in camps.The government also passed the War Measures Act, which limited the freedoms of civilians.
  • French Canadians reacting to conscription -2 (Political)

    They didn’t think that they should go to war because the enemies were not fighting Canada. They did not support Britain and believed that it was only Britain's fight.
  • Canada gained an identity separate from Britain +2 (Political)

    At an Imperial Conference Canada independently signed the Treaty of Versailles that formally ended the war. Another Imperial Conference in 1926 resulted in the Balfour Report, which established all the Dominions as "autonomous communities within the British Empire equals in status...though united in a common allegiance to the crown."