The 1920s (or the roaring 20s as they call it), was an era of partying and the evolution of industry. Despite this however, the roaring 20s may have not been so roaring if you were poor, a soldier returning from the war, a prairie farmer or a victim of tuberculosis or other viruses at the time. With these factors, Canada suffered an unemployment rate of 15%. (This is a poster showing almost exactly what the 20s were like for the people who had money)

Dancing the Charleston John Held, "Teaching old docs new tricks," Life Magazine, 1928

(Above: Canadians gather in front of Parliament Hill for the Diamond Jubilee celebration (60th anniversary) of Confederation) To conclude, while the Twenties did provide a quantity of good things, their quality is not as high as the negatives like poverty, unemployment, and even the beginning of the Great Depression.

Type of source: Photograph known as the year of contrast, conflicts and change. After the post war recession, Canada's economy start to upswing.

When the Twenties came around, Tuberculosis followed. Tuberculosis is when bacteria primarily attacks your lungs. The issue is whenever someone diagnosed with TB talked, they spread the virus. But with TB came Insulin, which is, debatably, one of the best medical discoveries. To this day Insulin assists in defeating diabetes. (Above, Hospital room housing those diagnosed with Tuberculosis).

Canton Asylum for Insane Indians in South Dakota was also known as Hiawatha.

The 1920s was a time of Canada gaining more independence from Great Britain. A major event that happened was the Halibut Treaty. This was a treaty which was the agreement between Canada and the U.S. about fishing rights in the Pacific Ocean (who can fish where and when). This was the first treaty that Canada signed without Great Britain.   (This is a photograph showing fishermen working with Halibut during the 1920s)

The 1920s was a time of Canada gaining more independence from Great Britain. A major event that happened was the Halibut Treaty. This was a treaty which was the agreement between Canada and the U.S. about fishing rights in the Pacific Ocean (who can fish where and when). This was the first treaty that Canada signed without Great Britain. (This is a photograph showing fishermen working with Halibut during the 1920s)

Indian Residential Schools (IRS) were first introduced to Canada in the 1920s. The government's goal was to take native Americans and bring them into Canadian society. These schools were run by the church. Unfortunately, the children were abused, malnourished and mistreated. This school program continued until 1990 where the final Indian Residential school was finally closed. (This photograph shows native american children praying before bed 1920)

Indian Residential Schools (IRS) were first introduced to Canada in the 1920s. The government's goal was to take native Americans and bring them into Canadian society. These schools were run by the church. Unfortunately, the children were abused, malnourished and mistreated. This school program continued until 1990 where the final Indian Residential school was finally closed. (This photograph shows native american children praying before bed 1920)

The 1920s was a growing era for women's rights. Thanks to the famous five who questioned the Supreme Court about women being considered persons. Women finally were considered people which allowed them to become senators in the senate. At the end of the 20s the Canada's first female senator was sworn in.

Type of document: Photograph. Swearing in Canada's first female senator. Women finally allowed to vote. In 1929 women were at least granted the right to be considered "persons" which allowed them to qualify for appointment to the Senate.

This is a graph of the world Agriculture trade. In the 1920s, it dropped dramatically and in the 1930, dropped dramatically again.

This is a graph of the world Agriculture trade. In the 1920s, it dropped dramatically and in the 1930, dropped dramatically again.

Life in the 20s weren't roaring for the people in poverty.  Government cut back wages causing people already struggling to make money into even more hardships. (In this photograph are children of poverty. They receive lack of nutrients because their parent's can't afford good food.)

during the children could be seen in every city as beggars .

This is a photograph of a farm house. The prairie farmers suffered from drought. With the added cut on wages by the government, these problems later contributed to more hardships of the Great Depression. (1920)

This is a photograph of a farm house. The prairie farmers suffered from drought. With the added cut on wages by the government, these problems later contributed to more hardships of the Great Depression. (1920)

Before the twenties the majority of the Canadian industry was in farming. But when the roar struck, it turned the market almost entirely automotive. With this prosperity came company branches from the US, interested in Canadian business. But just before the end of the decade, the Great Depression came. The worst economic crash in history hit just nearing the end of October, 1929, and sent everyone into unemployment and poverty. (Above, an assembly line for creating Packard motor cars)

Before the twenties the majority of the Canadian industry was in farming. But when the roar struck, it turned the market almost entirely automotive. With this prosperity came company branches from the US, interested in Canadian business. But just before the end of the decade, the Great Depression came. The worst economic crash in history hit just nearing the end of October, 1929, and sent everyone into unemployment and poverty. (Above, an assembly line for creating Packard motor cars)

The 20's was a mixed bag for Canadian Politics. The Chanak Incident expressed Canada's independence due to not rushing in to Turkey to assist Britain, but instead consulted its own government on the matter, along with a more professional External Affairs Office thanks to the efforts of Oscar D. Skelton. There were still political issues like the fact the Persons Case, where the Famous Five went to court for the right of women to be constitutionally called people, had to even happen.

The 20's was a mixed bag for Canadian Politics. The Chanak Incident expressed Canada's independence due to not rushing in to Turkey to assist Britain, but instead consulted its own government on the matter, along with a more professional External Affairs Office thanks to the efforts of Oscar D. Skelton. There were still political issues like the fact the Persons Case, where the Famous Five went to court for the right of women to be constitutionally called people, had to even happen.

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