1914-1929 progress and decline for Canada (rank +2 to -2) : Shivani

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In History
  • Natives were forbidden to be recruited for war until the late 1915s

    Natives were forbidden to be recruited for war until the late 1915s
    Natives still face racism from the Canadian government and weren't permitted to join the army till the late 1915s. They were put in a tight spot and had trouble adapting to the military lifestyle. RANK: -2, political change.
  • War created opportunities for artists

    War created opportunities for artists
    Artists were being recognized. Over 80,000 people gathered to witness the Official Canadian War Photographs Exhibition. The exhibition was full of work produced by several Canadian artists. RANK: +2, economic change.
  • Unemployed women found work

    Unemployed women found work
    Women often worked in the domestic sphere. However, the war gave them the opportunity to work in factories and earn better pay. Growers in Niagara Beamsville, Grimsby and Winona, Vittoria in Norfolk County, and Oakville and Bronte agreed to employ women in 1917. RANK: +2, economic change
  • Canada captures Vimy Ridge

    Canada captures Vimy Ridge
    Led by General Arthur Currie, all four Canadian divisions fought together as a unified force and attacked Vimy Ridge. The seized it using the creeping barrage strategy. Capturing Vimy Ridge came at a hefty cost of 7004 wounded and 3,568 dead Canadians. RANK: +1, social change.
  • Halifax Harbour Explosion

    Halifax Harbour Explosion
    A French boat loaded with munitions headed to Europe hit another ship resulting in a mass explosion in Halifax Harbour. RANK: -2, social change.
  • Conscription

    Conscription
    Borden's Union government began to implement conscription. More soldiers were needed for recruitment. Military service had become mandatory for men between ages 20-45. RANK: 0, political change.
  • Eleanor Thompson and Meta Hodge - nurses on the battlefield

    Eleanor Thompson and Meta Hodge - nurses on the battlefield
    Eleanor Thompson and Meta Hodge saved many lives of wounded soldiers after the hospital they were operating in was attacked. They were the first women awarded the Military Medal for gallantry. RANK: +2, social change.
  • Technological Advancements

    Technological Advancements
    Cinemas, automobiles, radios, and airplanes were some of the new inventions being introduced. RANK: +2, economic change.
  • Chinese immigration was banned

    Chinese immigration was banned
    The Canadian government passed a law banning Chinese immigration. Chinese people were mistreated, and if they wanted to live in Canada, they were charged extra taxes. RANK: -2, political change.
  • The stock market crashed

    The stock market crashed
    On October 29, 1919, the stock market completely crashed. This would later lead to the Great Depression. RANK: -2, economic change.