Canada in the 1920s

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Canada in the 1920s by Mind Map: Canada in the 1920s

1. How did new technologies influence society in the 1920s?

1.1. Canadians were able to afford more luxury and leisure time.

1.2. Increased mobility: automobile and airplanes

1.3. Improved communication: telephone became standard house hold appliance

1.4. New entertainment: Moving pictures and radio

2. How does the United States influence Canadian identity?

2.1. Radio Stations: Many small Canadian radio stations found that it is difficult to compete with the large American radio stations. Nearly 300 000 Canadians would rather tune into a American radio station for daily entertainment.

2.2. Canadian moving pictures also could not compete with American moving picture, Hollywood dominated this industry.

2.3. Canadian moving pictures also could not compete with American moving picture, Hollywood dominated this industry.

3. How did women advance their status during the 1920s?

3.1. Mother's Pension Act was passed in 1920.

3.2. Earned the right to vote.

3.3. Were able to work jobs such as nurses and teachers.

3.4. The Persons Case: Women are now legally considered as a person under the law.

3.5. Although it was difficult, women won seats in the parliament.

4. In what ways was Aboriginal identity threatened in the 1920s?

4.1. Policy of assimilation: residential school

4.2. Traditional practices such as the potlatch was forbidden.

4.3. The Indian Act was changed so the government could enfranchise first nations without their consent.

5. 1)Why was there labour unrest after the First World War, and 2)how did people try to improve their working conditions?

5.1. 1)There are few jobs and support services for the returned soldiers.

5.1.1. 1)Many Canadians who had jobs were dissatisfied because their low wages is not enough to support their necessary expenses, due to inflation.

5.2. 2) Strikes over issues such as wages and working conditions

5.3. Collective Bargaining

5.4. Winnipeg General Strike

5.5. communism

6. What is regionalism, and how was it expressed in the 1920s

6.1. A concern for the affairs of one's own region over those of one's country

6.2. A threat to federalism

6.3. Different provinces have different interests

7. What was the impact of American investment on the Canadian economy?

7.1. Canadian auto industry was taken over by American automobile companies.

7.2. Avoided having to pay Canadian Tariffs

7.2.1. Large portions of Canadian industries were owned by Americans, such as oil business, machinery, and chemical industry.

7.3. The American economy benefited the most.

7.4. Did enrich the Canadian economy, but with questionable long-term consequences.

7.5. Most of the Canadian resources were exported to the US.

8. What factors contributed to Canada’s emerging autonomy?

8.1. Participating in the Paris Peace Conference

8.2. The Chanak Crisis

8.3. The Halibut Treaty

8.4. The King-Byng Crisis

8.5. The Imperial Conference

8.6. The Statute of Westminster