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Canada's Achievements in the Twentieth Century

Multiple events which occurred during the twentieth century. These events somehow shaped Canada's evolving identity and made Canada what she is today. These events are explained and expressed throughout the Prezi. Enjoy.

Jordan Lacombe

on 22 January 2011

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The Twentieth Century Canada's Achievements in The following events helped
evolve Canada's identity into what she has
become today. 1917 The Battle of Vimy Ridge April 9th-12th, 1917 The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in France.
Canadians sent all four divisions of the
Canadian Corps. They attacked Vimy Ridge. Essentially, the troops wanted to push the
Germans out of France. This was because
France was looked upon as a German
defence. Previous attacks made by the
French and the British had failed. The
Canadians, however, were successful. The Significance of The Battle of
Vimy Ridge This battle was looked upon as the first battle where the Canadians had showed just how strong Canada was as a nation. Although they did not have the best strategy, this attack was said to be the biggest single Allied advance. On the first day of the attack, Canadians made great progress. By April 12th, the Canadians had complete control of the Ridge. Long after, they were viewed as the greatest troops on the Western Front. 1926 First, in Second, in The Balfour Declaration 1926; The Balfour Declaration The declaration was suggested by J.B.M Hertzog,
the Prime Minister of South Africa, and Mackenzie King, who was the Prime Minister of Canada then. The declaration was named after Arthur Balfour.
Essentially, Canada was no longer bound to Britain. Canada did not want to have to go to wars just because Britain was fighting. Most of the time, the war posed no threat on Britain! The Significance of the Balfour Declaration This event is significant because
it helped shape Canada's identity.
When we were bound with Britain, we followed
them to many wars that posed little or no harm towards us. Canada's independence is greatly recognized due to this declaration. After the document was approved, Canada was no longer legally bound to Britain. We could decide what we wanted to be involved with, when we wanted to be involved. Third in, 1937 A man named Joseph-Armand Bombardier built a snowmobile. Formally known as the B7. The snowmobile had skis in the front which allowed them to steer. It looked like this, Joseph was Canadian. I feel this is significant to Canada and it's
achievements because when Bombardier died, his ideas kept flowing through his children, etc. Thanks to his family, Bombarier Incorporation is one of the largest equipment manufacturers in the world. Fourth in, 1944 June 6th, 1944; D-Day D-day took place on the beach of Normandy (June 6th, 1944) during WWII. The invasion was kept secret and was referred to as Operation Overlord. The Allies stormed the beach. There were five divisions. Though German's had the advantage of shooting down hill, Canada made it up the hill taking the Allies one step closer to victory. The third Canadian division was 30 minutes late. Canada suffered approximately 1000 casualties. In the end, the Allies were successful. The Significance of D-Day This battle is significant to Canada's identity today because the Allies may not have been successful if Canada had not been involved in this battle. Although the third Canadian division was thirty minutes late, Canada was the ONLY division to even make it up the hill. In my opinion, this has made Canada seem more determined. Our Canadian divisions pushed their way up that hill to achieve what many thought couldn't be achieved. Fifth in, 1945-1965 After WWII, the state of the economy was well. Young men and women began to marry and start families. During this time, the number of babies being born increased dramatically. In fact, 20% of women in their twenties were already mothers. The Baby Boom The Baby-Boom The Significance of The Baby-Boom The baby-boom affected many things in Canada and still does today. When there is a large amount of babies born, the government must do things to filter the needs of the majority. If there are more babies, for example, they will need to build things like daycare centres. If the majority of the population consists of teenagers, the government will have to build things like schools, recreation centres, and libraries. Due to the fact that the population is constantly changing, baby-booms still affect us today. http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nettlecreek.k12.in.us/graphics/High-School-Exterior.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.nettlecreek.k12.in.us/&usg=__836G2ez8DHzu9ifK-lnToQQ8rek=&h=322&w=550&sz=38&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=s0nDuvNveoP4HM:&tbnh=115&tbnw=197&ei=Tus1TczFCsL6lwfNlbiCCg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dschool%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-ca%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D823%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=118&vpy=307&dur=172&hovh=172&hovw=294&tx=201&ty=87&oei=Tus1TczFCsL6lwfNlbiCCg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0 Sixth in, 1960 The Quiet Revolution The Quiet Revolution This was a time of change for Quebec. The Quiet Revolution was started by the new Liberal government, which was formed after Duplessis's death. It was a non-violent reform. The people of Quebec changed their names from "Canadien(ne)s", and became known Quebecois. This new government helped improve things like economy and school. This was all made possible by a man known to be Jean Lesage. Quebec now had things like pension plans, student-loans, and insurance. Quebec was promised greater recognition, and it was received. The Significance of The Quiet Revolution The Quiet Revolution was significant because it showed that Quebec wanted to be a part of the country, but have equal recognition. Quebec alone went through many changes. It changed how Canada's governments developed. For example, pension plans and student-loans. Seventh, in 1982 The Canada Act The Canada Act, 1982 The Canada Act ended all of Canada's remaining dependence on the United Kingdom. Patriation, which is essentially is a process where constitutional change takes place, was the process used. It was also the first act passed in both of Canada's languages, French and English. The Significance of The Canada Act This act is significant because we as a nation were no longer bound to a country that was on the other side of the world. This triggered many things which are still in tradition now, for example, the national anthem. This act represented our language traditions aswell for it was the first act passed that consisted of French and English. A project by : Jordan Lacombe
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