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The 1920's in Canada
Transcript of The 1920's in Canada
No jobs for returning soldiers
Trade unions organized
Labour unrest brewing Post-War Problems TIME OF TURMOIL Prohibition Watch this!
http://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/videos#america-goes-dry-with-prohibition Influenza Politics PM King Political Development Maritime rights movement created
National Progressives formed by farmers
War Veterans Allowance Act
Pension Act xe·no·pho·bia Fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners
Having or showing an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries Economy Economic Boom! After war effects are wearing off and business was picking up due to foreign investment Foreign Investment Who is investing? Major Economic Changes: Wheat on the Prairies
Pulp and paper
Oil and gas
Mining Canadian Autonomy Steps toward autonomy Autonomy for Canada was a journey
WW1 played a critical role What was the first major step towards Canadian autonomy? King was Instrumental 1931 Why is this date significant? New Inventions Watch this! http://www.history.com/videos/1920s-inventions#1920s-inventions What's new? Radio
Insulin Note: Some inventions previously existed
Change in regards to accessibility
A boost in consumerism
Restoration of happiness Fads, Entertainment and Culture Dance- The Charleston Fashion 20's comeback
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/03/21/spring-fashion-trends-1920_n_1370447.html Art Consumerism and innovation paved the way for urbanization Media "Jazz Age" Women and Sports Sports Important contributing figures: Frederick Loft- Organized League of Indians
Henry Ford- Invented 'Model T'
Joseph-Armand Bombardier- Invented snowmobile
Mary Pickford- Hollywood star
Emily Carr- First woman recognized for art
Emily Murphy- First woman judge
Percy Williams- Sprinter Discriminated against Women fought for the right to vote but not much changed
Woman's role predominantly in the home
If women were working, they were in jobs that were of domestic nature
Issues regarding employment persisted for women
Minority groups suffered 'Persons' now referred to men and women Sports The golden age of sports
Women participated in sports that were body-contact
Women's role in sports was short lived
Popularization of hockey and basketball
NHL comes about