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How Canada adjusted to Economic, Political, and Social Changes

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Jasmine Jeffreys

on 21 May 2013

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Fought against governments use of enfranchisment to force assimilation Aboriginals still not classified as "persons" under law, residential schools to assimilate aboriginal children, unabe to hold potlatches, struggle for land claims, cut-off lands Social adjustments Canada made
following World War 1 Women still had restrictions, earned less for doing the same job as men People were upset with the government, wanting better working conditions and higher pay Adjusted by creating the Western Labour Conference, March 1919 Cars became popular and revelotionary promoted more and better
roads to be built Telephones brought news, entertainment and culture Broke down isolation in communities New entertainment such as the moving pictures, comedians and sports as well as art Group of Seven broke traditional art Gained in social reform, fought to expand rights The adjustment to this was the Equal Rights Measure The outcome was the Persons Case of 1929 (the famous five challenging the government) Canada grows in independence Adjusted to the control of the British Empire Chanak Crisis: The first time Canada did not automatically support the British Empire in war Halibut treaty: The first treaty negotiated and signed independently by the Canadian government King-Byng Crisis: Govenor General Byng refused Prime Minister King's request (since then no Govenor General has gone against the Prime Minister wishes Discrimination, segregation and racism in Canada Self-determination Canadian government discouraged entry of African-Americans Immigration restrictions, preference from Great Britain or the U.S In1925 the economy improved, the government then relaxed restrictions Economic adjustments Canada made following World War 1 Inflation Workers demand for higher wages, better working conditions; lead to many long strikes and standoffs Western Labour Conference in March 1919 Canadians adjusted by creating the One Big Union (OBU) to represent all canadian workers Canada dependent on: Growth in exploitation of natural resources and manufactoring Forestry Mining Wheat U.S invested in Canada's Economy Adjusted by setting up branch plants and tariffs British Empire Steel Corporation Sparked Labour movement, one of the biggest union movements Canadian farmers wanted free trade, abolishing tariffs and to buy American machinery Adjustment to outrage was the creation of the United Farmers Party End Of the 1920s Tuesday, October 29, 1929: The New York Stock Exchange collapsed Went from the prosperity of the 1920sto the poverty of the Great Depression Western Canada became more accessible --> port in Vancouver, railway frieght rates reduced Annual shipments of grain from B.C ports increased Political Adjustments Canada made following World War 1 Regionalism Big in Politics especially East Coast Maritimes felt left out, due to their small population they had fewer seats in Parliment The Formation of the Martimes Rights Movement was how they adjusted Farmers from Rural Ontario frustrated about tariffs and duties on foreign goods Western farmers felt alienated by the policy because they had no protection Adjusted by creating the United Farmers Party New Government in Canada Progressive Party's Platform: Calling for free trade and to to nationalize the ralways This won 64 seats, mostly in Western Canada Created the first minority group in Canada: The Liberals Also brought changes to social policy by creating the Old Pension Act At the Imperial Conference of 1926, Canada requested formal recognition of ther autonomy Balfour Report (which later bacame a law in 1931) Statue of Wetminster Turned the British Empire into The British Commonwealth British Commonwealth meant that Canada is free, has equal status to Britain and is able to make it's own laws Prohibition Alcohol still available to those who had money Adjusted by getting alcohol from a "bootlegger" or getting it as "tonic" from a doctor Brought by the the Woman's Christian Temperance How Canada Adjusted to Economic, Political and Social changes following World War One Jasmine Jeffreys
May 21 2013
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