Unit Assignment

By Koby
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    Political changes in Canada (1914-1929)

    By Koby Owusu
  • WW1 Begins

    WW1 Begins
    In 1914, Canada was still a colony belonging to the British Empire and had no independent diplomatic sovereignty. So when Great Britain decided to resist, Canada automatically became a country participating in the war. Although there were many opponents in Canada, it was forced by the situation.
  • First Woman Magistrate

    First Woman Magistrate
    Murphy tried to combine family, writing, and a variety of social activities together to seek the benefit of women and children. The Minister offered and agreed on Murphy to be the post of presiding over such a court due to her actions and attitudes. Murphy accepted the chance and in 1916 was appointed police magistrate for Edmonton and then Alberta, the first woman magistrate in the British Empire.
  • Women's Rights

    Women's Rights
    In the early twentieth century, Canadian women had no political rights. With the efforts of the Political Equality League of Manitoba and other women’s rights activists or organizations, the parliament has successfully changed the erroneous notion that women cannot participate in voting.
  • The attack on Verdun Begins

    The attack on Verdun Begins
    Naval Battle of Jutland takes place between British and German fleets. July 1, 1916
    Allied offensive begins the Battle of the Somme. December 18, 1916
    Battle of Verdun ends with 550,000 French and 450,000 German casualties. February 1, 1917
    Germany returns to unrestricted submarine warfare halted after the sinking of the Lusitania. February 3, 1917
    United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
  • The wartime election

    The wartime election
    The Canadian Wartime Elections Act was a policy passed by the Conservative government leader Robert Borden on September 20, 1917, during the conscription. It helped to promote the Liberal Party to join the Conservative Party and formed the Federal Government of Canada. Although the policy was a clear attempt to win more votes for the government, it was also the first policy to give women the right to vote in federal elections.
  • After World War 1

    After World War 1
    World War I became known as the “war to end all wars” because of the great slaughter and destruction it caused. Unfortunately, the peace treaty that officially ended the conflict—the Treaty of Versailles of 1919—forced punitive term
  • Winnipeg Attacks

    Winnipeg Attacks
    The Winnipeg general strike of 1919 was one of the most famous and influential strikes in Canadian history. For six weeks, May 15 to June 26, more than 30,000 strikers brought economic activity to a standstill in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which at the time was Canada's third-largest city.
  • The Union

    The Union
    An OBU is a radical union established in Western Canada in 1919. Its purpose is to empower workers through mass organizations along industrial production lines. OBU was strongly opposed by other parts of the labor movement, the federal government, employers and society. However, it helps to change the position of unions in Canada.
  • How Canada got independence?

    How Canada got independence?
    Canada began to assert its independence in foreign policy in the early 1920s. In 1922, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King refused to help British occupation forces in Turkey without first getting the approval of Parliament.
  • The Balfour Report

    The Balfour Report
    The Balfour report was accepted in full by the 1926 Imperial Conference and thus filled its purpose of laying down the fundamental principles guiding the relations between the countries of the British Commonwealth, and of each to foreign countries.