The twentieth century brought great prosperity to Canada, the prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier during the start of the 20th century had great visions for the country. He wanted Canada to fill the century as the United States had in the nineteenth century. Laurier’s vision of the twentieth century was to have Canada be known for its equality on a global scale, he said, “Canada is free and freedom is its nationality” . He believes, “freedom of thought, freedom in religion, civil freedom and freedom of trade, the day will never come when this principle shall decline” . However, equality for all was not achieved in the 1900’s, Canada did not leave an imprint for the rest of the world. During the century, all people were not granted equality
William Lyon Mackenzie King, a man of glory, forever changed Canada’s constitution during the tumultuous nineteenth century and resolved all difficulties Canada faced on its way to becoming a strong, independent, and autonomous nation. His contributions and sanctions targeted all factors at the time and had interrelated effects on the construction of Canada. Unlike other Canadian politicians, King handled every crisis with thorough planning and achieved promising outcomes from unsolvable problems. It is without a doubt that King was the most influential figure in Canada’s development. His role in the autonomy, economic development, and social stability stands as solid evidence of the pioneering impacts he had on Canada’s advancement.
Today, Canada is seen as a multicultural and peaceful nation that has evolved over the course of history. This great nation would never have been possible without the impact that former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson left on this country. His achievements and insights profoundly affected and shaped Canada’s nation. First, peacekeeping is an important part of Canada’s heritage and a reflection of its fundamental beliefs that Pearson implemented after dealing with world changing situations and winning a Nobel Prize. Also, his contributions as a liberal leader as well as the flaws and controversy with Diefenbaker did in fact define this country. Lastly, Pearson created the Canadian identity by unveiling the new flag, bringing equality with
Looking in from the outside, the journey of Women’s rights was a lengthy one, and it has come a significant way from what it began as. It was a long road to freedom that started with just a few women protesting together for change in the mid 1800’s to the large movement it is today. What started only as an effort to put women on equal footing with men in the voting realm blossomed into a full on fight against gender norms and independence through protesting, speeches, and gatherings. Gender norms or ‘roles’ are (as defined by Webster’s dictionary) “a set of societal norms dictating what types of behaviors are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived sex” and they are one thing that modern feminist have set their sights on to change for the better. Traditional gender roles have continued to exist for hundreds of years through perpetrators such as religion, government and society, and its effects have been felt by every woman, whether they realize it or not.
Women in the 1930’s had much different lives and expectations than today. Due to the depression many people had to change their lives to support their families and that includes women. After the feminist movement of the 1920s, due to the depression, women were forced to return to their previous lives as submissive housewives although many were required to earn an income by getting a job.
Throughout history discrimination has had a negative impact on people and has cause certain groups of people to suffer. Discrimination can be against people of different race, religion, gender and sexuality and in the late 1800’s women were one of the groups that were discriminated. Women had to fight hard to obtain the rights they now have in the 21st century and many of the women who fought for equal rights didn’t get to experience those rights since laws in their favor weren’t passed until years and years of fighting. In the late 1800’s American women were discriminated because they were not granted the same rights as men in the workforce, women had to be obedient to their husbands in their marriage and society had certain norms that women
Legalized conscription truly revolutionized Canada’s future. The efforts put into making conscription possible created positive results, the increase in Canadian economy , increase in respect for women, and women 's political rights. All of this had only happened because of conscription.
The role of women in the 1920’s was to start to break free from their social cages. They were expected to be precious and helpless, but women of the “Roaring Twenties” were making dynamic changes. For example, “When passed in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote” (Women in the 1920s in North Carolina). Although they were, by no means, completely liberated, in the 1920’s, women were beginning their escape from learned helplessness and the limitations that society enforced. F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrated the chaos, complexity, and confusion that resulted from the inconsistency of the role that women were “supposed” to play and the role that women began to play.
Women’s ongoing fight for equality from the 1920s to the 1970s was reflected through their attire.The 1920s were marked by the shockingly short hemlines and their right to vote.While women struggled to get fair pay in the 1930s, they got hired more often than men, which gave them greater independence. However, due to the gloom of the Great Depression, women lost their confidence and their clothing became more conservative.By contrast, the 1940s provided greater opportunities as the United States went to war. Women were able to wear pants to work, oftenly traditionally men’s work, and other daily activities. Despite the great change in the 1940s, the 1950s brought a decline in progress for women’s independence and opportunities. Their clothing
Recent headlines have highlighted the fact that rape culture is prevalent in our society, most noticeably on college campuses. To understand why this is a social issue we first have to understand what rape culture entails. Rape culture is a set of assumptions that reinforces male sexual aggression and disregards violence against females (Hildebrand & Najdowski, 2015, p. 1062). Simplified, it is an environment where sexual violence is normalized and most of the time excused.
From 1867 to today, Canada has had twenty-three prime ministers, each of whom helped build and improve Canada. An analysis of former prime ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King, Lester Bowles Pearson, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada during the WWII, the fifties and sixties, and contemporary Canada, respectively, shows that Canadians should be proud of their nation and the people who led and shaped Canada to what it is today.
Canadian lives changed drastically during the early 1900s as their alliance with Britain forced them into the first world war. When it was first introduced men were ecstatic to enlist and join the Canadian military. Many young men considered this to be a great opportunity to be adventurous and heroic individuals and show their nationalism towards Canada. After the first two years their excitement to join the war began to dwindle. Wounded men would come back from the war and tell horrible stories about what life was like and the terrible conditions they were forced to live in. Men would hear these stories and it resulted in them no longer wanting to join the Canadian military. Canada’s Prime Minister during this time, Sir Robert Borden noticed that the casualty rate was higher than
Women throughout history have always been oppressed. They were thought of as objects to create families and keep the husband happy. This began to change when women started to argue for more rights in the 1800’s. It still took many years for women to receive equal rights though. In 1920 women in America were finally granted suffrage, meaning the right to vote. This opened so many possibilities for women because now their voice can be heard. While women have always worked either as a housewife or in the field, it was not until World War II that many women started to begin careers. After the war though there was a big emphasis on religion and family in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This push for Americans to be religious and have a more traditional family
The setting of the bildungsroman novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith demonstrates the tremendous and continuous struggle of women’s rights and complications, poverty, and child labor. It opens by describing a tree, known as the Tree of Heaven, in Francie’s neighborhood in Williamsburg. The time period in which this novel takes place is in the early 1900s. This is shortly before the beginning of World War I and a time of gradual progression for women’s rights and suffrage. Katie, Francie’s mother, strongly depicts an independent heroine of that time, since she was working all throughout Francie’s childhood. However, most of the women were housewives, limited by their gender roles. Women of all socioeconomic backgrounds relate by the
During the 1947 to 1965, about 76.4 million children were born, this phenomenon was eventually labeled as the Baby Boom (Canadian Encyclopedia). Baby Boomers have left a significant impact on our society till this day. In this time period it was common to have 5-7 children