Canada in the "Roaring" 1920's

Collection by Aiden Eames-Cupelli

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Pins

The 1920s were a changing point for Canada as everything changed such as cars, health, human rights, and youth. This era was considered the "roaring 20s" these historical pins will show both sides of the twenties, the fun flappers, fun times and the social concerns/changes of this time in Canadian history.

 ‘Flappers Didn’t Really Wear Fringed Dresses‘. Article by Zoe Berry for Racked all about how the iconic flapper costume wouldn’t fit in at one of Jay Gatsby’s parties. Roaring Twenties, The Twenties, 1920s Dance, Jazz Dance, Jazz Music, Teen Slang, 1940s, Womens Liberation, Flapper Costume

Flappers

In the 1920s, a new woman was born. Flappers abandoned their corsets, chopped off their hair, and wore make-up. They smoked, drank, danced, and voted.

Source: painting, primary -Banting and Best were two people who found a way to treat diabetes with insulin shots. For not knowing much about diabetes and how to cure it they saved the lives of many Canadians and around the world. Frederick Banting, Prix Nobel, Type One Diabetes, Canadian History, University Of Toronto, Diabetes Mellitus, Medical Students, Clinic, The Cure

Banting and Best (1920)-

Determined to investigate his hypothesis, Banting was recommended to Dr. J.J.R. Macleod at The University of Toronto, where he was hesitantly given laboratory space to conduct experiments on the pancreas using dogs. Dr. Charles Best, a medical student at the time, was assigned to assist Banting’s research. Within a few months, Banting and Best had successfully isolated a

Crowd gathered outside old City Hall during the Winnipeg General Strike, June 1919 New Democratic Party, General Strike, Leaving A Job, Canadian History, Canada, Largest Countries, Old City, World War I, Past

Winnipeg General Strike

Source: photograph, primary- This was taken on May 1, 1919, when members of Winnipeg's building trade union went on strike because their employers refused to negotiate a wage increase. since there wasn't an agreement right away more than 30,000 people were off the job, which lead to stopping any type of production of goods. (Hoogeveen 207)

Canada's wild prohibition(s) era, rum runners and border wars Secret Bar, Across The Border, Canadian History, Rosa Parks, Latest Books, Mug Shots, First World, Rum, Bing Images

Canada's wild prohibition(s) era, rum runners and border wars

Author Dan Francis latest book talks of booze, prohibition, and temperence in Canada. It's called Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum Runners, and Border Wars © The Ubyssey (UBC)Long before the American Rosa Parks broke the colour barrier, Canada had Viola Desmond. Before the Americans copied a Canadian idea and invented Rosie the Riveter, Canada had the real…

The residential school system removed children from their homes to assimilate them. The goal was “to kill the Indian in the child. Residential Schools Canada, Indian Residential Schools, Canadian History, Native American History, Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal People, Canadian Social Studies, Native Child, Third World Countries

The Residential School System

Source: photograph, primary-Residential Schools set up to teach Natives “white culture”. In these schools Children (7-15 years old) were taken from families and sent to the schools. At these Residential Schools, the kids were given new names, uncomfortable uniforms, and “white” haircuts. Some children experienced physical, sexual and psychological abuse by the teachers. These kids were seen as rejects (failure) instead of a kid who grew up a different way. (Hillier- Did the 1920s Roar, slide…

History of Education in Canada School Classroom, School Teacher, Book Costumes, Canadian History, History Education, Teachers' Day, Lots Of Money, Old Photos, Good Times

Education

History, politics, arts, science & more: the Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Articles, timelines & resources for teachers, students & public.

Alberta's "Famous were petitioners in the groundbreaking Persons Case. Led by judge Emily Murphy, the group included Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney and Irene Parlby. My Family History, Women In History, History Class, The Famous Five, Group Of Five, The Valiant, Canadian History, Canada, Suffragette

Famous five

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Source: artifact, primary July Canada passes the Chinese Exclusion Act and it Bans all Chinese accept students, merchants, and diplomats from entering Canada. The Chinese race was the only race to be outcasted to this extent. Yellow Peril, Family Separation, Labor Union, Immigration Policy, Canadian History, Primary Sources, Forced Labor, O Canada, New Law

Chinese Exclusion Act

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The Ku Klux Klan Rally in Kingston Canadian History, Local History, Ku Klux Klan, Kingston, Black History, 21st Century, Rally, Good Times, Past

Canadian KKK

March 5, 2016 update: A commenter has clarified that this rally took place instead of a rally in Detroit, which was thwarted by the mayor. This is alluded to in the 1927 Whig article but I wasn't aware of any direct link when I wrote this post. Anyone who's dabbled in local history or Ontario history will…