To what degree did this time period represent a period of progress or decline?

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In History
  • Canada Joined WW1 (-2)

    Canada Joined WW1 (-2)
    Canada joined the first World War because they felt as if they had an obligation to Britain. This was a honorable thing to do, however: this war resulted in the death of around 61,000 Canadians.
  • Black Canadian Soldiers (0)

    Black Canadian Soldiers (0)
    It took a lot of fighting for Black Canadians to be allowed to join the war as soldiers. White people believed that because of their colour of skin that they would not be good soldiers. Eventually, they were able to help serve in the war and they proved that they were just as capable of being a soldier as a white person. This however, still did not stop the discrimination against people with coloured skin.
  • Battle of Ypres (+1)

    Battle of Ypres (+1)
    The battle of Ypres was when chlorine gas was first introduced into the war by the Germans. This was unexpected, causing the French to flee. However, the Canadian army stayed to fight. Many people died that day, but they won the battle. This helped build the reputation of the Canadian Army.
  • Temporary Income Tax (-1)

    Temporary Income Tax (-1)
    The government had to set up a temporary income tax because of the war expenses. This didn't help, because after about a year of having the act in place, the government went 2-billion-dollars in debt.
  • Halifax Explosion (-1)

    Halifax Explosion (-1)
    An explosion occurred in Halifax when a Norwegian ship came into collision with a French ship that was carrying explosives. This explosion ended up causing a lot of damage, 9,000 injuries, and almost 2,000 deaths. It was the largest recorded explosions (man-made) at the time.
  • Women Could Vote (+1)

    Women Could Vote (+1)
    At the time, women had been fighting for the right to vote for so long. They finally received the right to vote in 1918. Well, some of them. Coloured women, such as Black women and Indigenous women were still not allowed to vote. It was progress for the women's rights movement, but racism was still standing in the way of equality.
  • Insulin was Isolated (+1)

    Insulin was Isolated (+1)
    In 1921, two scientists named Charles Best and Fredrick Banting figured out how to isolate insulin. This was a huge advancement for the medical world. This would later on prove to help people who suffered with diabetes.
  • The RCAF Started (+1)

    The RCAF Started (+1)
    In 1924, the Royal Canadian Air Force was formed. During World War One, the Canadian pilots were very good at aerial combat and flying in general. It built up a reputation for Canada. It made sense to start the RCAF, it proved to be a big help in the future World War.
  • Indigenous Act (-2)

    Indigenous Act (-2)
    Unfortunately, the discrimination against Indigenous people still continued, an act was put in place in 1927. This act stated that Indigenous people were not allowed to use land claims against the government, unless approved by the government. They were also not allowed to hire lawyers.
  • Women "Became People" (+2)

    Women "Became People" (+2)
    At last, women were finally recognized as their own person. Women were legally people now, and not property to men. This was a big advancement for women's rights in Canada.