Timeline With Attitude

Timeline created by marye05
In History
  • Canada at WW1 +1

    Canada at WW1 +1
    Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th,1914. As Canada was a colony of Britain at that time, it also was at war with Germany. Within 3 weeks, 32,000 volunteer soldiers had arrived for training. The French Canadians opposed conscription.They felt that they had no particular loyalty to either Britain or France.English Canadians supported the war effort as they felt stronger ties to the British Empire.Although there were positive effects of the war but the negative effects were much greater.
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    Canadian Events from 1914-1929

  • Jeremiah Jones +2

    Jeremiah Jones +2
    On Feb 9,1917, Jeremiah Jones and other black Canadians were assigned to the Royal Canadian Regiment.During the battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917,he 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.His action was heroic and he had also proven a black man's worth in a white man's army. This was recognized when Jones was recommended for a Distinguished Conduct Medal.
  • 1917 Canadian Federal Election +1

    1917 Canadian Federal Election +1
    The Wartime Election Act gave the vote to female relatives of Canadian soldiers serving overseas during WW1 but took away the vote from Canadians born in enemy countries. This Act was passed by P.M Robert Borden's Conservative government in an attempt to gain votes in the 1917 election.
  • Mae Belle Sampson +1

    Mae Belle Sampson +1
    Mae Belle Sampson was the first nurse in the Hamilton area to enlist for services overseas during WW1 as a member of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.She helped to treat 15,000 troops over the course of WW1 in a hospital with only 2,000 beds. A German U-boat torpedoed the Llandovery Castle at 9:30pm on June 27, 1918. Of the 258 people on board, only 24 survived, all 14 nursing sisters, including Mae Belle Sampson, were dead.
  • Remembrance Day +2

    Remembrance Day +2
    The Treaty of Versailles was signed in The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles.The Remembrance Day was established on November 11,1918 at 11 am.The Allied powers signed a treaty with Germany to bring WW1 to an end. Robert Borden, the Prime Minister of Canada, also convinced Britain to let the Dominion be represented as a separate nations at the meeting.Canada also joined the League of Nations separate from Britain.
  • Winnipeg General Strike -1

    Winnipeg General Strike -1
    The Winnipeg general strike was the largest strike in Canadian history.The cost of living rose considerably.Canadians were angry because some of them wanted better wages and working conditions;the immigrants faced discrimination,unstable employment,etc. Weeks later,the Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council appealed for a strike.
  • The Roaring 20s +1

    The Roaring 20s +1
    Canada began the 1920s in the state of economic depression.However,the economy started to improve in the middle of the decade.Many modern day technologies were introduced such as cinemas, automobiles,airplanes,camera, jukebox,etc. but Prairie farmers suffered from a collapse in the wheat market.15% unemployment left many Canadians out of work in the early twenties. Women were finally allowed to vote but were still struggling to earn decent wages or get jobs.
  • Insulin Discovery +2

    Insulin Discovery +2
    In late 1922,under the dictatorship of John Macleod at the University of Toronto, Frederick Banting and his colleague, Charles Best, successfully discovered "insulin" using the extract from the pancreas of an ox. Afterward,James Collip purified the insulin.They used this insulin to save the life of a young teen.He changed the lives of millions of people in Canada. Insulin was effective in treating diabetes patients and helping them regain a healthy life.
  • Pension Act +1

    Pension Act +1
    The Pension Act was passed in 1927 giving British subjects who were 70 years or older and had lived in Canada for 20 years a pension of $20 per month.Women received pension only if they were widows. In spite of some restrictions, a small step had been taken towards social support programs.
  • Black Tuesday -2

    Black Tuesday -2
    On October 29,1929, the New York stock market collapsed and the world fell into the Great Depression. Many investors wanted to get better returns so they started buying on margin;borrowing huge sums of money to make profits. By September 1929, investors started selling their stocks to cash for high returns and others did same. By October, the number of stocks for sale exceeded the request for new shares and the value of stocks collapsed drastically causing the stock market to crash.