Canadian History 1914~1929

Timeline created by James Ryu
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  • Canada & WWI (0): War

    Canada & WWI (0): War
    German starts the first World War with Britain and Canada declares that they will enter the war because of the loyalty toward the Britain even though many citizens in Canada did not agree or want to join the war. From this war, a lot of Canadians earned respects and honor however on the other hand, some people suffered hard time losing their loved ones. Picture source:
  • battle of the Somme (-1): War

    battle of the Somme  (-1): War
    Battle of the Somme is the biggest fight the Britain-Canadian army ever had. There were about 57,540 soldiers participating in this fight, and most of the Canadian soldiers were from Newfoundland and Labrador. However, 90% of the Britain-Canadian army got eliminated after advancing about 11km. From this fight, over 200,000 Britain-Canadian soldiers were killed and 196,000 soldiers from German were killed. Pic source:
  • Conscription (-2): Political change

    Conscription (-2): Political change
    There was a debate in 1917 about the conscription of young Canadian men being sent overseas. Farmers, French-Canadians and non Canadians didn’t agree because they believed that conscription was a second attempt to impose the Conquest, so it needs to be resisted. with conscription while the British people, family that had soldiers and elders supported this conscription. The result was that only 48000 Canadians were sent overseas, and over 50000 Canadians remained in Canada.
  • Canadian Women rights (+2): Political change

    Canadian Women rights (+2): Political change
    Women's groups, such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union, started fighting for their rights in the 1890s. Then, in the 1910s, Canadian women led by a women's rights activist, Nellie McClung fought for the rights of women and In 1916, women in Manitoba were the first Canadian women to gain rights to vote. Then in 1918, all Canadian women were able to vote at the federal level. Picture source:
  • Winnipeg Strike (+1): Political change

    Winnipeg Strike (+1): Political change
    The Winnipeg Strike was one of the biggest strikes in Canadian history. From May 6th to June 25th, for about 6 weeks, more than 30000 workers in Winnipeg got on the strike. They wanted better conditions for their jobs. Even though the government did not change the workplaces better instantly, it helped all the workers in Winnipeg connect together during the protest to fight for their rights. This is the origin of the democratic party that we have today. Picture source:
  • Frederick Banting & Insulin (+2) : Accomplishment

    Frederick Banting & Insulin (+2) : Accomplishment
    A Canadian Medical Scientist Frederick Banting, discovered insulin in 1922 while working with his colleague Charles Best. They found insulin when they were trying to save a young teenager’s life. They found and extracted pancreas from an ox which is insulin we use to treat diabetes right now. Insulin was a great medical discovery and Banting and Charles won the Nobel prize in medicines. Picture source:
  • Buick/GM first automobile company (+2): Economic/Accomplishment

    Buick/GM first automobile company (+2): Economic/Accomplishment
    Buick/GM made weapons, military vehicles during the first world war. They were Founded by William. C. Durant and Samuel McLaughlin. Durant led McLaughlin and Buick to be one of the most popular automobile manufacturers and the “McLaughlin-Buick General Motors” became a famous industry that represents Canada as well. This industry helped Canadian by creating more jobs. Picture source:
  • Bobbie Rosenfeld (+2): Accomplishment

    Bobbie Rosenfeld (+2): Accomplishment
    Bobby Rosenfeld was the first female Canadian athlete to win a medal from the Olympics. She won gold and silver medals in the 100 metre sprint and relay in 1928 Amsterdam summer Olympic. She held up the pride of Canadian women and made them feel confident in themselves as they were stuck in the house, doing all the hard jobs with low wages and raising their children without their fathers who were fighting for Canada in the army. picture source:
  • The Famous Five (+2): Political change

    The Famous Five (+2): Political change
    “Famous Five”, also called the “Alberta Five” were five Canadian women who fought for women's rights in Canada. They came up with a statement that women are persons as well, therefore they must be treated equally. This “Person’s case” was judged in 1929 at the highest court in Canada. After the Famous Five’s Person’s case, Canadian women earned respect and rights so they could be treated equally as the men. picture
  • Stock Market Crash (-2): Economic

    Stock Market Crash  (-2): Economic
    In late 1929, Canada suffered one of the worst economic events in history called the “Stock Market Crash”. Most people lost their jobs and people who funded businesses were in a terrible situation. This happened because of overproduction and overbuying with credits of Canadians. The Stock market crash brought Canadians to a great depression that they had to get over. They got through this tough situation by building banks and a radio station. picture