The 1920’s and 1930’s can be considered some of the most important decades in Canadian History. This is due to the new technological and social advancements that were introduced in these two decades. Three examples of these advancements would be women’s participation in society, the development of Canadian culture and new technologies that were introduced. Women in the 1920’s and 1930’s were still trying to find their place in society. During World War 1 women had found their place in society due to the lack of men. Women were working the men’s jobs while they were off fighting the war. This gave women the opportunity to do the jobs they were denied all this time. After World War 1 ended women gained the right to vote but they were quickly laid off from their jobs as men returned from the war. By 1929 jobs became scarce; the remaining jobs were given to the men while women were laid off from work. The women, especially married women, were expected to go back to their natural place at home. Although this happened many women continue to work. Out of 25 working categories 70% of the working women were concentrated in only six. There was not much variety in the jobs women were offered or given. Women were still thought of as a lower class than men but these events gave the opportunity for …show more content…
The main driving force for this was the Group of Seven. The Group of Seven was a Canadian painting group that was known for its new style of art. Their new style of art celebrated Canada as a northern country. Their style filled canvases with brilliant, heavily layered colour and strong sweeping forms to create their amazing paintings. Their paintings captured Canada’s identity. They went all over Canada creating paintings of everything they saw. Their art gave pride to Canadians for being a northern country. All of these artists continued to experiment and to expand the body of distinguished Canadian
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The 1920's and into the 1930's was when Canada began to be more indepenant by slowly cutting ties with Britian, but lost its new found indepence by being swayed by America. Canada was influenced with its inventions, cultural trends, and economics. Canada adopted many of America's inventions into their homes, along with their cultural trends through entertainment and way of life. Also, Canada was economically dependent on America. Overall, Canada was influenced throughout the 1920's that by 1929, Canada became very similar to America.
If it wasn’t for the influences of World Was 1, the 20’s & 30’s and World War 2 Canada may not be the place it is today. Theses events have made it so woman are equal to men. It has made us the democratic country we have. It also made it so no one in Canada should be homeless and no one should be starving. Even though some of theses events were horrible, we should be glad that they happened because we are the country we are today because of them.
Canadians had all come to conclusion that the 1920’s were a very optimistic time, from the unexpected yet very positive events that occurred, such as the change in economy, new art forms, and the rapid growth and discovery in health care. Having such an enormous amount of optimism is what makes Canada so strong today.
Ever since technology has advanced, it played a major role in bringing the American culture in Canadian homes, especially through radio. This resulted Canadians to become more familiar with American artists and performers, because of this, the Aird Commissions were concerned of Canada losing its identity to Americanization, thus was the birth of the successful Canadian Broadcasting Commission as its purpose was to “engage in the quick distribution of news across Canada...and providing exposure to Canadian compositions.” (“Creation of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation”) To begin with, CBC radio was successful because it established a powerful sense of national unity across Canada. This connected Canadians coast to coast with news about what was happening everyday in the urbanized life, and exchanged cultural expressions that were made available in French and English to reflect on national consciousness and identity. Without having to rely on American culture, CBC allowed more airtime with only Canadian content by replacing American cult...
Canadians were frustrating, wonderful, and hard. Soldiers returning from the war expected jobs, but were faced with unemployment, inflation and strikes. Inflation had doubled the cost of living where wages had not and those fortunate to be employed still faced immense financial difficulty. Many people joined unions for better pay and working conditions, 1919 saw the most strikes at a staggering three hundred and six, people were angry and discontented. The 1920s were a time of crime corruption and extreme poverty, yet by mid era difficult conditions began to improve. Foreign investors gained confidence in Canada and as a result new industries were developed, The twenties really did 'roar' and with this boom of change Canada underwent the transformation that was the gateway to the future.
Have you ever wondered which events in Canadian history have been the most significant in shaping Canadian identity? Many significant events in the twentieth century left a lasting legacy for Canada. Canada would not be the culturally rich, prosperous and progressive nation that it is today, without its immigration patterns in the past. World War I (WWI) was also a significant event as it united Canada and left behind a legacy of sacrifice and national pride. Economic development during the post war period contributed to Canadian success nationally and globally. Immigration, WWI and economic development were significant events in Canadian twentieth century history. Each event brought new and powerful
The post-war time was a period where major changes were occurring. After being involved in two international conflicts, Canada was ready to reestablish their economy. During this time, Canada had started working on ways to become stronger and reputable. It is evident that Canada had matured through the post-war era. Canada’s economic progress left a positive impact on the growth of the country as consumerism became popular, and economic ties with America became stronger. Moreover, the removal of racial and ethical barriers contributed to Canadian social affairs such as the huge wave of immigration and the baby boom. The Canadian government also had become more aware and involved in issues impacting Canadian citizens. Canada as a whole started identifying itself as an independent nation and participating in events that brought a positive reputation amongst them. These economical, social, and legal changes helped Canada mature into the country it is today.
During the Great War and the huge amount of men that were deployed created the need to employ women in hospitals, factories, and offices. When the war ended the women would return home or do more traditional jobs such as teaching or shop work. “Also in the 1920s the number of women working raised by fifty percent.” They usually didn’t work if they were married because they were still sticking to the role of being stay at home moms while the husband worked and took care of the family financially. But among the single women there was a huge increase in employment. “Women were still not getting payed near as equally as men and were expected to quit their jobs if they married or pregnant.” Although women were still not getting payed as equally it was still a huge change for the women's
The 1920s catapulted us into modern society. Advances in music, art and science brought a new era. However, there was a dark side to this time period such as bootlegging, racism and violence in the workplace, but fashion, jazz, and Women’s Suffrage are one of the many things that brought progress to the nation. Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States from 1856 to 1924 lead America through World War I. Wilson wanted to remain neutral, but after Germany tried to lure Mexico into an alliance against them, America attacked Germany on April 2, 1917. World War I shaped the 1920s in numerous ways - politically, socially, and economically. When the U.S. joined the war, American industries produced more than double of what they were producing
After World War One, 1920s, women’s status had reinforce because of their contribution during the war. Although, some still viewed them as housewives, women during 1920s did receive better chances on enjoying their freedom. They showed the society that they had the ability on doing men’s work. They experienced more liberation and show more self-reliant no matter on politics and on works. (The Roaring Twenties)
During WWI, women civilian workers had no official status with the military so they were forced to find their own food and stay overseas. They also had no legal protection, medical care, and no disability benefits. These women came home to America in a time of economic boom, but it was not long after this boom that the US went into a state of economic depression. This depression did not help women’s equality in terms of work especially since married women were deterred from working so that men would have less competition for already scarce jobs. However, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the US entering World War II turned that all around for the women of the United States. The demand for women in the work force rose along with the economy.
Although, Canada has had moments of peace and prosperity we are still a nation defined by war and suffering. Canada prospered in 1931 when it gained legal autonomy, in the 1920s we had advances in women working and voting. Through The Group of Seven people began to see the beauty of the Canadian landscapes. These moments were significant in making a prosperous Canada, but these changes were partly a result of war and suffering.
In the 1920's women's roles were soon starting to change. After World War One it was called the "Jazz Age", known for new music and dancing styles. It was also known as the "Golden Twenties" or "Roaring Twenties" and everyone seemed to have money. Both single and married women we earning higher- paying jobs. Women were much more than just staying home with their kids and doing house work. They become independent both financially and literally. Women also earned the right to vote in 1920 after the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted. They worked hard for the same or greater equality as men and while all this was going on they also brought out a new style known as the flapper. All this brought them much much closer to their goal.
As we look around at our women in today’s era, we might ask how did she become so independent, successful, and confidant? Even when I look at my own my mom, she was hired as the first woman to work as a manager at a fortune 500 business, and then created her own business. As well as my friends’ mom, who also has her own business in psychology; accomplishments like these must have originated from somewhere. The answer lies in the 1920’s. A couple years earlier, World War I was waging havoc, killing many men, while allowing women more freedom. The effects of World War I gave birth to the new women, also known as the Flappers, and inspiration for the 19th amendment. The flappers stirred up traditions and launched a new way of living. It soon became very apparent that the new women of the 1920’s helped redefine the social norms of society.