Timeline with Attitude by: Sienna Civichino

Timeline created by siennacivichino
In History
  • Billy Bishop and the War in the Air

    Billy Bishop and the War in the Air
    Air war was dangerous but a progression for Canada. Billy Bishop the famous pilot fighter that was able to fly a plane across the enemy lines and attack a German aerodrome, which shot down three German planes. The life expectancy of a pilot was measured in weeks as they tried to kill enemy pilots. Aircraft assisted in advancing Canada’ s reputation as a well respected air force in WWI. They were successful during fights because of the advantage while in the sky and on land.
    Theme: Political
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    Progress or Decline from 1914 to 1929

  • War Artists

    War Artists
    I ranked this as progression because war artists captured Canada's WWI stories. This created jobs for unknown artists as they could improve their talent and make a name for themselves. They were first to use multiple media to advance the development of Canadian art. The picture of Canadians soldiers after the battle of Vimy Ridge above helped encourage nationalism in Canada and show the contribution of Canadian soldiers. The artists did this all throughout WWI.
    Theme: Social and Economic
  • 2nd Battle of Ypres

    2nd Battle of Ypres
    This was a time of decline. This was Canadas first major battle and they faced 160 tons of chlorine gas released by the Germans against the French. The French people either suffocated due to the toxins or fled because of this many Canadians were exposed to the toxin which caused a great threat to the destruction of the allied forces. More than 6,000 Canadians were wounded and about 2,000 died.
    Theme: Political
  • Jeremiah Jones and Black Canadian Soldiers

    Jeremiah Jones and Black Canadian Soldiers
    This was a progression in Canada, Jeremiah was a black solider who rescued his unit from a machine gun trap and created a battle that is known as Canada's greatest success today. Many Black Canadian soldiers wanted to join the war but the Regiment wouldn't let them. Jones' action proved to the Regiment that black men can fight and defend Canada just as well as white men. They acknowledge this when they awarded Jeremiah with a medal.
    Theme: Social
  • Women on the Home Front

    Women on the Home Front
    When men left to fight in the war, women took on traditional men roles. Women carried out many unoccupied jobs as a result of the men leaving. Unemployed women found work that were better-paying factory jobs. They supplied the army with essentials like uniforms. Although, this was not an option for coloured women. Instead of industrial labour they were forced to do domestic service. Coloured women were not given the same chances as white women resulting as a decline.
    Theme: Social
  • Conscription

    Conscription was a decline, the reason for this is because after citizens found out about trench warfare, casualty lists and death notices it reduced the amount of people who wanted to volunteer. Prime Minister Borden didn't want to let down the soldiers. So when conscription because a law, The Military Service Act, on August 28 it took away peoples right to decided if they wanted to volunteer for the army. This law angered many people.
    Theme: Political and Social
  • Halifax Harbour Explosion

    Halifax Harbour Explosion
    The Halifax harbour explosion was a progress because after the collision between the Norwegian ship that was leaving and the French ship arriving with explosive material many people and children were killed. School didn't normally have emergency disaster plans and so they sent the children home unescorted. This contributed to the law that states every business and school must have an emergency disaster plan to a variety of disasters.
    Theme: Political and Economical
  • The Oversea Nurses

    The Oversea Nurses
    This was a time of progression, Canadian women were limited in what they could do in the war. They weren’t allowed to be soldiers, pilots or sailors but instead had to be a nurses. Women like Katherine MacDonald and Mae Belle Sampson assisted many wounded soldiers and experienced the dangers in trench warfare. This gave people new perspectives and no longer saw women as fragile. They advanced the need for women to be treated equally in Canada and along came respect for women.
    Theme: Social
  • When WWI Ended

    When WWI Ended
    After the end of the first world war, Canada was recognized by their action in the war when they were given the ability to independently sign the peace treaties, including the Treaty of Versailles, which for ally ended the war. This shows Canada as an independent nation which is a progression for Canada.
    Theme: Political
  • The Famous Five

    The Famous Five
    Five Alberta women: Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards challenged the government and fought for women to be declared as "people" under Canadian law. The battle started in 1916 and finally in 1929 after pointing out a statement in the BNA act, the governments decision was reversed and women were finally considered as persons. This allowed women to qualify for appointment to the Senate. resulting in a ranking of progression.
    Theme: Political
  • Biblography Part 2

    [“Land Battles - Second Ypres | Canada and the First World War.” Canada and the First World War, 2020 (www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/battles-and-fighting/land-battles/second-ypres/.)

    [“Canada A Country by Consent: The Roaring Twenties.” Canadahistoryproject.Ca, 2020,] (www.canadahistoryproject.ca/1920s/.) ‌
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  • Biblography Part 1

    [“1929: Women Become Persons - CBC Archives.” ] (Www.Cbc.Ca, www.cbc.ca, 2011, www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/1929-women-become-persons.) [“Famous Five | The Canadian Encyclopedia.” Thecanadianencyclopedia.Ca, 2015,] (www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/famous-5.) ‌ ‌