The Roaring Twenties

Mind Map for The Roaring Twenties

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1. Politics and the Economy

1.1. Liberals

1.1.1. William Lyon Mackenzie King was prime minister from December 1921 and August 1930

1.2. Conservatives

1.2.1. Arthur Meighen became leader in July 1920 to September 1926

1.3. Economy

1.3.1. Industries were growing

1.3.1.1. The US was the biggest foreign investor for Canada

1.3.1.1.1. Branch plant system

1.4. Economic Upturn

1.4.1. Pulp and paper

1.4.2. Wheat on the Prairies

1.4.3. Hydro- electric power

1.4.4. Oil and gas

1.4.5. Mining

2. Indigenous people

2.1. Reserve

2.1.1. The government forced them to live on reserves

2.1.1.1. They couldn't leave

2.2. Residential Schools

2.2.1. They were forced to stay their

2.2.1.1. They couldn't leave

2.3. Culture

2.3.1. They had to change their culture

2.3.1.1. They had to dress like white people

2.4. They encouraged them to be farmers

3. New Technologies and Inventions

3.1. Vehicles

3.1.1. Airplane

3.1.1.1. Car

3.1.1.1.1. Highways

3.2. Other Inventions

3.2.1. Telephone

3.2.1.1. Radio

3.3. Medicine

3.3.1. Inulin

3.3.1.1. Help control diabetes

4. Urbanization

4.1. People changed how they lived

4.1.1. People moved to towns and cities

4.2. Suburbs

4.2.1. These were introduced

4.3. Transportation, technology, and larger labour force

4.3.1. This is why people moved to towns and cities

4.4. Streetcar and Road systems

4.4.1. People relied on these

5. Prohibition

5.1. Alcohol

5.1.1. Law against selling or making liquor

5.1.1.1. Women tried banning and strictly control alcohol

5.1.1.1.1. People felt bad because soldiers were sacrificing their life while their drinking liquor

5.2. Economy

5.2.1. Bootleggers making millions

5.2.1.1. Provincial governments losing millions from liquor taxes

6. Canadian Women

6.1. Rights

6.1.1. By the 1920s most provinces granted women the right to vote

6.1.1.1. they still faced discrimination in the workplace

6.1.1.2. Women were still discouraged from taking part in political life

6.2. The Famous Five

6.2.1. Emily Murphy (leader) Irene Parlby Nellie McClung Louise McKinney Henrietta Muir Edwards

6.2.1.1. also known as The Valiant Five

6.2.1.2. They are canadian suffragists who advocated for women and children

6.3. stereotypes

6.3.1. Even after they won the right to vote they were still viewed as inferior to men

6.3.1.1. Women were not treated as equally as men.

6.4. Flappers

6.4.1. Flappers were women broke the social rules

6.4.1.1. Flappers did things that men bashed them for doing

6.4.2. Flappers did things that men bashed them for doing

6.4.2.1. lots believed that women were only support to work at home

6.4.2.2. women wanted to express themselves more by doing this

6.5. Hardships For Women

6.5.1. Minimum wage did not apply to women

6.5.1.1. after marriage women no longer needed to work because the husband was provided for the family

6.5.2. woman had very limited education and job opportunities

7. Fashion

7.1. Women's Fashion

7.1.1. Hemlines rose above the knee

7.1.1.1. women fashion was more controversial compared to men fashion because of mixed opinions about skin

7.1.1.2. Flappers

7.1.2. more boyish ‘tomboy’ type of looks/clothing

7.1.2.1. high hemlines, bobbed hair, cloche hats

7.1.2.2. “unfeminine shape” -label given by men

7.1.2.3. Growth of beauty parlours

7.1.3. Moralists strongly disapproved of ‘Flappers" and the way they dressed

7.1.3.1. women’s fashion changed drastically, men’s did not

7.2. Men's Fashion

7.2.1. Prior to WWI, men would change from one suit to another though the day

7.2.1.1. After WWI, men took on a more relaxed look

7.2.2. lighter colours, lighter fabrics

7.2.2.1. creased pant

7.2.2.1.1. ties and/or bow-ties handkerchief tucked into jacket pocket

7.2.2.1.2. appropriate hat

7.2.3. Jazz clothing surfaced in 1919

7.2.3.1. it's extremely trim and had a tight/pinched look

8. Entertainment

8.1. Music

8.1.1. light-hearted, silly songs

8.1.2. Jazz

8.1.2.1. the cotton club was a famous night club that played jazz music and more

8.2. Dance

8.2.1. also a big entertainment

8.2.1.1. The frenetic Charleston, was a craze of the mid-1920

8.2.2. new dances reflected the pursuit of fun and excitement

8.2.2.1. dances were uninhibited

8.2.2.2. Bunny Hop, Foxtrot

8.2.2.3. Jitterbug, Shimmy

8.3. Movies

8.3.1. it was the golden age of silent movies

8.3.1.1. many actors/actresses earned fame from it

8.3.1.2. Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Mary Pickford all canadian actors

8.3.1.3. Silent movies used orchestra music

8.3.2. Talkies became big in 1929

8.3.2.1. talkies were when characters began to speak in movies

8.3.2.2. Animation movies were slowing coming into the spotlight

8.3.2.2.1. in 1928 people were introduced to “Steamboat Willie” aka Mickey mouse

9. Sports

9.1. Basketball

9.1.1. Basketball became popular for women

9.1.1.1. The most popular was the Edmonton grads

9.1.1.2. The team was very successful with 502 wins and 20 losses

9.2. Olympics

9.2.1. Male and female athletes won the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics

9.2.1.1. They won 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 7 bronzes medals (10th place)

9.2.1.2. they often came out of nowhere capturing headlines, metals and world records

9.2.1.3. More people had money to spend on different sports events during the 20’s

9.2.2. Some sports include basketball, tennis, hockey, sailing races and the Olympics

9.2.3. Bluenose won the international Fisherman's trophy 17 times

9.2.3.1. Most sport heroes of the decade were amateurs

9.3. Hockey

9.3.1. Hockey became Canada’s favorite sport

9.3.1.1. Montreal maroons entered the NHL in 1924

10. Canadian Culture

10.1. Art

10.1.1. in 1920 it was the era of The Group of Seven

10.1.1.1. The paintings gave Canada an identity

10.1.1.2. The Group of Seven paintings now a days are very valuable

10.2. Northern landscape paintings

10.2.1. Most containing bold colors and thick brush strokes

10.3. Literature

10.3.1. Canadian writers and novelists had also started to make an impact

10.3.1.1. A group of McGill university poets became known as "the Montreal group" they also became popular writers

10.3.2. Stephen Leacock and Lucy Maud Montgomery were both popular canadian writers

10.4. Hospital

10.4.1. Three physicians from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto created a pre-cooked balanced cereal for babies in the late 1920s.

10.4.1.1. They called it Pablum

10.5. Environment

10.5.1. The extraction of natural resources and manufacturing has also seen tremendous growth.

10.5.1.1. By the end of the decade Canada was a more complex and diverse country to govern, but optimistic about its future

11. By: Natalie and Avneet