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Emanuele Piras
Social Studies
Mr.Rolph
Block 3

What were the events that marked the history during the1920s?
INDIPENDENCE:
The Chanak Crisis, also called the Chanak Affair and a war scare in September 1922 between Britain and Turkey. It was caused by Turkish efforts pustoh the Greeks out of
Turkey, with a threat against British and French troops stationed near (Chanak) to guard the
Dardanelles neutral zone.

The Halibut Treaty was a 1923 Canadian–American agreement concerning fishing rights in the northern Pacific Ocean. The King–Byng Affair was a
Canadian constitutional crisis that occurred in 1926, when the
Governor General of Canada, the Lord Byng of Vimy, refused a request by his prime minister,
William Lyon Mackenzie King, to dissolve parliament and call a general election.

The 1926 Imperial Conference was the seventh Imperial Conference bringing together the

prime ministers of the dominions of the British Empire. At the end of the conference, they established that the dominions are all equal in status, and "autonomous communities within the British Empire" not subordinate to the United Kingdom.

PRIME MINISTER:

Arthur Meighen ­ was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served two terms as the ninth Prime Minister of Canada: from 10 July 1920 to 1921 and from 1926 to 1926. He was the first Prime Minister born after Confederation, and the only one to represent a riding in
Manitoba.

The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian

history, and became the platform for future labour reforms. Although many Canadian companies had enjoyed enormous profits on World War I contracts, wages and working conditions were dismal and labour regulations were mostly non­existent.

His one notable achievement in that office came at an imperial conference, where he argued successfully against the British government's plan to renew the Anglo­Japanese alliance. At home, things went from bad to worse in a situation complicated by the rise of a new political force, the Progressive Party, which attracted much support in the
Prairies and rural Ontario.

William Lyon Mackenzie King ­ was the dominant Canadian political leader from

the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canadafrom 1921 to
1926; 1926 to 1930; and from 1935 to 1948. Trained in law and social work, he was keenly interested in the human condition and played a major role in laying the foundations of the
Canadian welfare state. In 1926 King advised the Governor General, Lord Byng, to dissolve Parliament and call another election, but Byng refused, the only time in Canadian history that the Governor General has exercised such a power

The constitutional crisis of 1926 provoked a consideration of the constitutional relations between the self­governing dominions and the
British government. During the next five years the position of the Governor General of a
Dominion was clarified; he ceased to be a representative of the British government and became a representative of The Crown.

King's government greatly expanded the role of the National Research Council of Canada during the war, moving into full­scale research in nuclear physics and commercial use of nuclear power in the following years

ECONOMY:
By 1928 the booming U.S. economy was effecting the growth of Canadian business in a geographic manner. The demand for pulp and minerals was encouraging Canadian workers to move into the Northern forests and onto the Canadian shield which was a major source of nickel, copper, silver, lead, zinc and gold Canada's business and economic trends followed the U.S. and a general economic boom began to pickup speed as the 20's progressed. This was not an even or fair boom as some parts of the country did not enjoy or reap the benefits of the…