History

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  • The Battle of Somme

    The Battle of the Somme was during World War 1. It was a deadly event. This is because in less than a half an hour, 57470 British solidiers died. Tanks were first used in this battle. The result of this battle was that in four and a half months, the front line only advanced 6 miles into the German territory. This event is important to Canada because Canada was able to take a factory and two trenches. Eventually Canada took over the city.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    In the spring of 1917, Canadian troops were sent to capture Vimy Ridge, which was being occupied by the Germans.This battle was the biggest victory for Canada during World War I, which was also known as the Great War
  • Introduction to taxatation

    .At this period of time, Canada needed money to make ammunitions, supplies for the soliders in the war. The federal government imposed a general tax on corporate and personal income tax.
  • Military Service Act

    Canada was in desperate need to replenish its supply of soldiers; however, there were very few volunteers to replace them. The recruiting effort in Quebec had failed, and Canada turned to its only unused option: conscription
  • The Winnipeg General Strike

    This strike began with the Building and Metal Trades Councils but escalated to a general strike where almost everyone participated. This split Winnipeg into 2 groups: the strikers and the owners/employers. On June 21st, Bloody Saturday. violence erupted. A streetcar was set on fire and people were shot and injured. This outbreak resulted in a change to the Criminal Code of Canada, as well as drew attention to the social and economic problems workers face.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. Furthermore, it was the first document signed by the Canadians government.
  • The Persons Case

    Women were not considered as "persons" under the British North America Act. Five women challenged the constitution. After a loss in 1927, they came back and the decision was overturned in 1929. The Persons Case allowed women to become appointed to the senate to Canada. This is important to Canadian history because it showed that Canada's women are just as powerful and important as Canada's men.
  • The Dust Bowl

    In 1929, the farmers were faced with a drought that lasted nearly 10 years.As a result it dried up the soil and the wind blew it away. Many insects duch as the grassphopers destroy much of the crops. As result farmers were left with nothing.
  • Black Tuseday

    The stock market crashed on Tuesday October 29th 1929. This was one of the events that led to the Great Depression. In the 1920s, people bought plenty of stocks when the prices were low in hopes of selling them when the prices were high to make money. Many people who invested in the stock market lost everything they had that day and the days following the stock market crash.
  • Statute Of Westminister

    Canada can now enacts its own laws wihtout Britian's approval. No laws enacted in Britain automatically extend to Canada;Canada can now sign it own treaties without Britians approval.
  • British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

    The Canadian government wanted to avoid the conscription crisis that had divided the country years earlier, so the Government instead sent a decreased volume of soldiers to the front, but agreed to host the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan to train pilots for war. The federal government also became more involved in the economy, creating munitions for war.
  • Japanese Internment in Canada

    After Pearl Harbor, Canadians were afraid that the Japanese might turn on them too. So to prevent this, Canadians took all Japanese-Canadians from their homes, nad put them in internment camps in British Columbia. They were peaceful, unlike the camps in Poland and Germany, though, there was little food. But while the Japanese were in these camps, all of their posesions and homes were sold by the Canadian Government. Their things were sold to pay for sending them to the camps
  • The Italian Campaign

    The Italian Campaign of WWII began with the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 and ended, for Canada, in February 1945.The Italian Campaign of WWII began with the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 and ended, for Canada, in February 1945
  • Deliverence Day

    D-Day, also known as Operation Overlord, consisted of a large force of joint American, British, and Canadian troops who landed on 5 beaches on the north coast of France at Normandy. It was the reintroduction of Allied Forces into the European theatre.
  • The Liberation of Netherlands

    Canadian forces urge the Nazis to retreat from Holland and surrender. This gives the Allies allowance to move on to the Germans.
  • Canda joins NATO

    After the Berlin Blockade, the Allies decided that a stronger and more permanent military presence was necessary to contain communism. As a result, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed in 1949. All members agreed to mutual defence and an attack on one member would be considered an attack on them all.
  • Supreme Court Amendment

    The supreme court of Canada is now the highest appeal court for Canada. Its decision are final. Before the Judical commitee of the Privy Council (Britians Supreme Court) was Canada's highest appeal court.
  • Canada enters the Korean War

    After the Japanese surrendered in 1945, Korea was divided. North Korea became communist and South Korea was democratic. In 1950, over 100,000 North Korean troops, supported by Soviet-built tanks and aircraft, invaded South Korea. The United States demanded that the United Nations come to the defense of South Korea, and a UN force made up of 32 countries was sent to fight. Over 26,500 Canadians served in Korea. This was significant because it showed that Canada supported the United Nations and wa
  • The Avro Arrow

    The avro arrow was a canadian designed fighter plane. It would have been the best of it's time, if it ever been made. In later years, it was shut down by the government along with the plane destroyed.
  • The October Crisis

    The FLQ (Front du Liberation de Quebec) kidnapped James Cross, a British trade commissioner. They wanted to promote the idea of an independent Quebec. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau put the War Measures Act into effect. This is important to Canadian history because it shows that when a crisis happens, we can make an informed decision on what to do about it.
  • Canadian Space Agency

    Canada's Astronaut Program was established in 1983 after the United States invited Canada to fly an astronaut on board a Space Shuttle mission. This invitation led to the creation of a permanent corps of Canadian astronauts to coordinate and do Canadian experiments in space.Since that time,
  • The Oka Crisis

    he Oka Crisis was a land dispute between the Mohawk nation and the town of Oka, Quebec which began on July 11, 1990, About 200 Mohawks from the Kanesatake reserve march though Oka protesting plans to expand the village's nine-hole golf course to 18 holes.
  • NAFTA

    In 1994 prime minister Jean Cartien signed the NAFTA agreement along with United States and Mexico. This meant that these countries can trade freely without having to pay tax.
  • New Territory Nunavut

    In 1999 Nunavut was the last to become part of Canada.Prior to joining to Canada, the federal government and the Inuit made a land agreement to join Canada.
  • Gay and Lesbien Marriage

    Canada became the fourth country in the world and the first country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act. Furthermore, it also allowed same sex couples to recieves benefits as the original marriage.