He permitted the RCMP to arrest ten of the strike leaders on June 16th. 6. In protest, a silent parade marched down Main Street to city hall on June 21st. Violence erupted between the strikers and the RCMP. One man was killed and another wounded.
Within the grassland provinces, the terrorist group claimed that almost all foreigners were either criminals or insane. Across the prairies, giant crosses were set on fire on the tops of hills to protest the utilization of French and alternative “foreign” languages. The KKK was most powerful in Saskatchewan, where church leaders and newspapers gave it their support. Owing to the KKK propaganda, the provincial government stopped teaching French in grade one. A significant terrorist act occurred one February night close to the end of the decade.
Other provinces and cities wanted to show their sympathy and support walking off their jobs as well such as: Montréal and Vancouver. The strike quickly escalated spreading from industry to industry, the key industries were shutting down, such as garbage collectors, telephone operators, Hydro workers and postal workers refused to work. This caused the citizens of Winnipeg to split into two camps, one side was all about strikers that families and other supporters, and on the other side where the owners of the employees and leading citizens of Winnipeg. The worker leaders were arrested and sentenced to jail when workers were forced to go back to work they had to sign a contract called the “yellow dog contract” this enabled that workers would not join any union and would not be involved in any union activities. Citizens from this unfair, but still signed otherwise they may be sentenced to jail and would no longer be able to support their
There were many homeless children in England from 1869-1930. In those years about 100,000 children were sent to Canada because the orphanages were too full to hold any more children. When the children got to Canada, the farmers that took them in horribly abused them. It’s strange to think how harsh Canada’s past was, Canadian farmers basically ruined the life of over 80,000 British Children. Then of course some children made past their childhood and made a pretty good living after
They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving. The Khmer Rouge forced them out of their homes and changed their conditions, which ended in many deaths, they intended to destroy members of the
The German lines were crumbling and civilians were rebelling. Their starving army could not bear to be stretched any further. Germany, Britain, France, and Russia agreed and signed the armistice just yesterday morning. The last hundred days for Canada have been fraught with numerous battles and an estimated 45,000 casualties. It all began with the Germans’ last attempt at an offensive, driving British
The genocide that Stalin inflicted on the Ukrainians began in 1929 with massive deportations of the most successful farmers of Ukraine. All farmers were forced to give up their land to the government. These farms would then be state owned and factory ran. If farmers and families would refuse to leave their homes, they would be drug out of their houses and forced onto freight trains that would then take them to remote areas. To add on, the Soviet Union sharply increased Ukraine 's’ production quotas, to make it near impossible to fill, which eventually led to the widespread starvation all across Ukraine.
The Homestead Strike is known to be one if the most violent strikes in history. Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick cut the wages of the employees by 20% at Homestead steel plant. Since the workers were angry, Frick locked them out, causing them to surrounded the building. He decided to hire a small private army of Pinkerton detectives, not knowing that the workers would forced the army to surrender. Not only did 3 detectives die but also 10 workers.
"It was a rebellion lead by peasant wearing yellow headband or shirt on their head. The reason for h rebellion was because of taxes. It happen in reign of Emperor Ling and took about 21 years for it to be suppressed around year 205." ( Wikipedia.com ) This caused the Han Dynasty to collapse after the Emperor died it was a dispute about who get the throne. "This affected the Empire because court officials such as judges were killed and the government was just destroyed in general."
One moment in Canadian history I feel ashamed of is WW2 and people’s rights. From the moment WW2 was declared, The Measures Act was put into effect to take away certain ethnic groups and national groups’ rights. Japanese Canadians were not allowed to vote or serve in the army, their families were separated and sent into internment camps, and their belongings were taken away. Canadians of German and Italian descent were put into prison camps, Enemy Aliens were required to register with the RCMP and report to the police every month, and anyone sympathizing with Nazism, fascists, and communists were arrested. Since the Canadian government treated those groups of people horribly, this is a moment of history that does not represent unity and is
They soon involved people of all ages, people left their jobs and their lives in order to protest for a more democratic government. On April 22, 1989, when Hu Yaobang’s services were held, thousands of students and protesters gathered outside of the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square in order to protest not only his death but also their government’s communistic ways. As the number of protesters gradually rose and spread to more cities the situation became tenser and on May 13, 1989 the protesters began a hunger strike in an attempt to get more political reforms. Soon after, on May 19, 1989, Zhao Ziyang, the leader of china at the time, made a last ditch effort to stop the protests and end the hostility. The next day, on May 20, 1989, martial law was declared and troops began moving into the square.