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Canada in the 1950s
Transcript of Canada in the 1950s
USA and UN forces took back Seoul, and pushed Northern forces back into North Korea, until China joined the war.
Peace negotiations started in 1951, but conflict continued until 1953 when an armistice was signed. The Crowning of Queen Elizabeth II Queen at age 25
Coronation was broadcasted to Canadians
Very influencial The Beginning of Space Exploration Sputnik 1 was launched into space
Race between Soviet Union and United States
The first animal is launched into space on Sputnik 2
Van Allen Radiation belt
NASA outweighs competitors NACA Lester Pearson's importance in the Suez Crisis Politician
Won Nobel Peace Prize
later was Prime minister Rosa Parks February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005
On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She sat in the coloured section of the bus. After a while, several white people boarded the bus. Rosa was asked to give up her seat and she refused. After that, she was arrested for not giving up her seat. Rosa Parks stated " People always said I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I wasn't physically tired or no more than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of my being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." Over 26 000 Canadians served in the Korean War -this included roles such as sailors on destroyers, and pilots flying transport missions. The Suez Crisis in 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez
Canal, claiming all profits that came from it Up until then it was controlled by shareholders
from Britain and France, so this greatly upset the
two nations. Shortly after, Israel invaded Egypt, with the UK and
France attacking as well under the claims of being a peace keeping force. Lester B. Pearson, the Canadian Ambassador, tried to resolve the conflict by suggesting a real UN peacekeeping army.
He succeeded and a proper force was sent into Egypt, and Britain/France withdrew US/British relations were greatly affected because
the USA wanted to avoid conflict. Pearson received a Nobel Peace Prize for his actions. The Avro Arrow Development for the Avro Arrow started in 1953 Nanaimo's Terminal Park Plaza, the first shopping centre on Vancouver Island opened for business
Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver collapsed as a result of an engineering miscalculation. 18 workers killed
average Canadian living wage skyrocketed and the labour market tightened
50’s was the decade of the baby boom
having a TV in your house was becoming popular
women started to enter the labour force
by 1950, 35% of women were working boom, growth and progress best describes the fifties
communism and capitalism took over decade
Canada joins the Colombo Plan, focused on human resources development
Rail workers strike shuts down much of the Canadian economy
Harmac pulp mill opens in Nanaimo, BC
oil pipeline from Edmonton to Great Lakes completed
Canada's population was 14 009 000 It was supposed to be a long range interceptor aircraft to protect Canada from Soviet Nuclear Bombers flying to North America from over the north pole Production was suddenly stopped by the Canadian
government in 1959 on claims of the cost being too high. The decision to stop production was highly controversial. Joseph McCarthy
Beginning of 1950, McCarthy became the most public face of a period of intense anti-communist suspicion inspired by the tension of the Cold War. He was noted for making claims that there were large number of communists and soviet spies and sympathizers inside the federal government and elsewhere. Ultimately McCarthy's tactics and his inability to hold truth to his claims led to his being discredited and censured by United States Senate. Alfred Kinsey
Aflred Kinsey was the person who started to study sexolgy. Before him, many people were scared to talk about sex. Alfred Kinsey wrote a book on Sexology. If you take a closer look at the art in the 1950s it shows how sexual it became from the 1940s and how they went from not talking about sex from taking pictures naked, calling it true art. Alfred Kinsey soon after made his university on the studies of sex, gender and more.