In the 1920s The government banned alcohol. Forcing people to illegally deal alcohol and one of the ways they did that was to do it illegally. 2 businessmen from montreal in 1924 were trafficking whiskey down to the US. They were making a lot of profit so they merged with the company seagram and sons to make the largest distillery in the world at the time.

Life during Prohibition - Bottles and barrel of confiscated whiskey (Library of Congress)

Before the discovery of insulin, diabetes was a feared disease that most certainly led to death. However in 1921, Dr. Frederick Banting proposed his idea to Professor John Macleod at the University of Toronto, who was a leading figure in the study of diabetes in Canada. Banting was given his own lab, ten dogs and an assistant. He was able to prove his theory and it was a medical breakthrough.

Frederick Banting (right) and Dr. Charles Best, discoverers of insulin, Also pictured is one of the many canine test subjects who were instrumental in the discovery. This dog was one of the first subjects to prove that insulin could treat diabetes.

In 1922 Britain went to war with the Turkey. Britain was trying to get past Chanakkale for trading purposes. Chanakkale was the quickest route from the Mediterranean sea to the Black Sea and it connected Asia and Europe. Britain needed more troops and asked for Canadas help, but Canada now being more independent said no giving them a message that they are now their own country.

In 1922 Britain went to war with the Turkey. Britain was trying to get past Chanakkale for trading purposes. Chanakkale was the quickest route from the Mediterranean sea to the Black Sea and it connected Asia and Europe. Britain needed more troops and asked for Canadas help, but Canada now being more independent said no giving them a message that they are now their own country.

In 1929 a Canadian ship sank. The ship was a rum making ship and It was destroyed by the US Coast Guard. All the surviving crew members of the ship were sent to jail in the US. Years after the incident the US government apologized to Canada and paid many fines for their mistake.

classic cruise ships still in service - RMS Queen Mary

We believe the 1920’s was a good time. Although it had it's downs, it certainly had it's ups as well. Automobile markets were roaring, the discovery of insulin was a major medical discovery and breakthrough which led to a deadly disease being manageable, Canada was beginning to gain independence from Britain after proving and showing their strength in World War One, and the demand for Canadian raw materials was booming.

We believe the 1920’s was a good time. Although it had it's downs, it certainly had it's ups as well. Automobile markets were roaring, the discovery of insulin was a major medical discovery and breakthrough which led to a deadly disease being manageable, Canada was beginning to gain independence from Britain after proving and showing their strength in World War One, and the demand for Canadian raw materials was booming.

In the 1920s Canada had finally started gaining their independence from Britain. Canada’s prime minister had started making his own decisions and we did not follow Britain into war as they incisted. We also started signing our own treaties and had a separate representation in the League of Nations which affected both us and britain.

In the 1920s Canada had finally started gaining their independence from Britain. Canada’s prime minister had started making his own decisions and we did not follow Britain into war as they incisted. We also started signing our own treaties and had a separate representation in the League of Nations which affected both us and britain.

In 1926 the United States was asking for Canadian raw materials. At the time the market for traditional resources was rising and the US was in need of resources such as wheat and timber that were found in Canada. The US also had a foreign demand for resources like pulp and paper.

In 1926 the United States was asking for Canadian raw materials. At the time the market for traditional resources was rising and the US was in need of resources such as wheat and timber that were found in Canada. The US also had a foreign demand for resources like pulp and paper.

Residential Schools were government funded boarding schools for first nation children, to assimilate them into Euro-Canadian culture. We chose to include this because it is still affecting Canada today, Although we don't have residential schools, their past is still present. In 2008 Stephen Harper, the Prime minister at the time, issued a public apology to the victims of the Schools. This followed the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement in 2007.

Residential Schools were government funded boarding schools for first nation children, to assimilate them into Euro-Canadian culture. We chose to include this because it is still affecting Canada today, Although we don't have residential schools, their past is still present. In 2008 Stephen Harper, the Prime minister at the time, issued a public apology to the victims of the Schools. This followed the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement in 2007.

Jazz night clubs took off in all major cities and new dance trends such as  Foxtrot, Lindy, Charleston appeared. Flappers, a generation of young Western women in the who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was  considered acceptable behavior also appeared. We chose to include Jazz because the 1920’s are often referred to as “The Jazz Age” and was such a noted part of the 1920’s.

Lilyan Tashman is the center of attention at the wild party exuberantly staged by Ernst Lubitsch in “So This Is Paris,” screening March 12 at Film Forum, 1926

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