The result of the Second World War fundamentally changed Canada and its economy started booming. There are many reasons for this change and if you remember, World War I also made a big impact on the development of Canada. However, in the next few paragraphs I will talk about how Canada gained much more respect and autonomy from the Second World War than ever before and also the change from a country into an industrialized nation.
Canada and the United States are the largest trade partners in the world. It is the result of the geographical position of two countries and the free trade between two countries. It should be a great thing for the economies of both countries, but since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed, American businesses almost took over the Canadian economy. When the American companies started to make more business in Canada, it brought more jobs and money to the country in the short-term. But as a long-term effect Canadians became even more depended on the U.S. as the American companies started dominating Canadian companies in Canada. Also, today Canadian manufacturers have little protection from the government when ch...
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.
Many people might have a diverse opinion on the extend of the American cultural influence on Canada, but the truth is, these two countries share a long common border, they use frequently the same language, they watch the same movies, listen to the same music and collaborate on other numerous levels, including economic and political activity. In this paper, I would like to show the extent of the influence on Canadian popular culture that comes from the United States. For my analysis I have chosen four segments of popular culture: television, printed media, music and films. In these are the main sectors where we can see the biggest evidence of this phenomenon. In the first part I would like to shortly introduce the history of this issue. The second part is the analysis of the four sectors.
Introductory Paragraph: The 1920s were years of political controversy and defying social standards, this time in Canada would mark an era which would pioneer the way for those to come in regards to daring fashion, radical opinions, progressing technologies and political changes. “The Roaring Twenties” is a phrase often used when describing this period of time in North America, the phrase is justified by the cultural and artistic diversity of the time, it was a period of glamour and prosperity for many. We see this with the invention of the low-cost Model T, flappers redefining womanhood silent movies and fluctuating politics. The 1920s brought much change and with it Canada experienced the revolution of changing politics and new ideologies, it was a necessary wave of 'rebellious' liberation's and shifting views, a change fundamental to the future. These years for Canadians were frustrating, wonderful, and hard.
... the American economy for trade rather than their own country. The shift to a national highway in Canada supported trade and the economy in giving motorists the ability to travel through Canada without having to leave like which had to be done in previous years.
Cars changed the lives of many Canadians. They allowed people to go longer distances a lot faster. Also they created more jobs. Henry Ford created the first assembly line of cars in 1917 and made the Tin Lizzy. This car sold for 425 dollars, which made the car and affordable car. This created many jobs in gas stations, tire making, repairmen, and assembly lines. During the 1920’s Canada became the second largest car producers. In the 1930’s around 760,000 cars were sold in Canada. Even though there were a lot financial issues in the 1930’s people were still buying cars. During this time, farmers were becoming less isolated because they were able to drive into the city areas and be surrounded by people. Also a lot of farmers started to use tractors
Canadians contributed in many ways to help our country's great efforts in the First World War. Canadians had literally the whole country and made enormous demands on the Canadian people, whether they were involved in the actual fighting or remained on the home front to work in industry or farming to support the war effort. Canada grew tremendously through the war as a nation, individually and emotional. Canadian troops had to be strong and responsible as they were always running from one front to another and had to be strong so that the little thing don’t bother them so they don’t become emotionally unstable, then could end there life. Strength played a major role through the war as did courage and every Canadian troop had those two components making them a strong army to attack against.
The Canadian automobile industry is closely linked to the United States, because of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The agreement allowed Canada to tap & gain access to North American market which is one of the world’s largest automotive market, with annual sales of about 20 million units and annual production of about 16 million units solely in its North American market. Further,
Mckinney, Joseph. "US-Canadian Economic Relations, Twenty Years after the USA-Canada Free Trade Agreement." British Journal of Canadian Studies 23 (2010): 233-246.