Canada in 1920s & 1930s.pdf - Canada in 1920s 1930s Saturday January 23 2016 4:54 PM Life After WWI Canada 1920s The Red Scare \u2022 Bolshevik

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Life After WWI Canada 1920s The Red Scare Bolshevik revolution inspired manyCanadian and terrified Canadianpoliticians and capitalists How wouldthe Russian Revolutioninspire Canadians? Winnipeg General Strike May1919 Winnipeg Trades & LabourCouncil called a general strike followingbreakdownof negotiations Better workingconditions i. Better wages ii. 30 000 workersjoined the strike Some Canadianleaders were convinced that hada revolution ontheir hands The federal governmentsend the Royal North-WestMountedPolice to maintain order Bloody Saturday Mountiesattempted to disperse demonstrators Demonstratorsrefuse to leave Mountiesfired shotsinto the crowds End of the day:2 dead, manyother injured GovernmentReacts Federal governmentmovedto make radical protestsdifficult Penalties included a maximum 20 years jail sentence Riding the Economic Roller Coaster Canada 1920s Peacetime Production Sharp decline in export market U.S.raised tariff levels (tariff=duty, bordertax) Manufacturing, construction, andtransportationindustries stagnated (cease to develop, become inactive or dull) Effects of Economic Slump Companieswent bankrupt(investedin wartime production) 1. Unemploymentrose 2. Migration to U.S. 3. Recovery - 1924 Wheat, pulp andpaper, mineral, hydroelectric power Automobiles Electrical Appliances Foreign demand andcapital Trade withthe U.S. Canada: Between the Wars Post War Canada Prohibition and Bootlegging Ban of production, importand distribution of alcohol Led to bootleg booze- smuggled alcohol andspeak easies Spanish Flu Massive epidemic after veterans returned home Deadly strain killing upto 100 000 000 people and50 000 Canadians(WWIkilled 14 000 000 people) The name " SpanishFlu" came primarily because the pandemic received greater press attention after it movedfromFrance to Spain in November1918 Immigration 1919 ImmigrationAct Made all immigrants passan English literacy test (emphasison assimilation) 1923 ChineseImmigration Act Banned all Chines Immigrantsexcept students, merchantsand diplomats This law meant Chinese workersalready in Canada couldn't bring their wives and children in this country Fewer than 50 Chinese immigrants were allowed in Canada between 1923-1947 The Roaring 20s New Inventions The Radio Ted Rogers invented a radio that could be plugged directly into the householdelectrical current. It wascalled the RB "Rogers Battery less" The invention of the radio helped to shrink Canada's vastsize Telephones and Films Mary Pickfordis a famousCanadian actress By 1929, 3/4 Canadianfamilies hadphones Could see movies over and over because it wascheap New Technology on the Farm Tractors New Wheat combines (reapingand threshing) ArmandBombardiers first snowmobile The Automobile Henry Ford wantedto produce a car that everyone could afford( used assembly line) By 1930 overa million cars were registered in Canadaand 128 000kmof roadwere surfaced Model T
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