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The Roaring Twenties in Canada

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Position Paper - The Roaring Twenties Did the twenties "roar"? A very questionable idea in which only the perspective of the people in the 1920s can demonstrate the solution towards this issue. Different people in the meaning of one another that lived among the 1920s had different views and considerations towards the twenties. It could perhaps influence them to be more forgetful of the war and continue with their daily lives. In my opinion the twenties roared because of the many new inventions, entertainment, consumerism, arts, social issues, rights, lifestyles, and the economy. To take a deep thought of the conception of the twenties actually making a massive impact on the people's perspective, let's get straight to the facts of positive attribution. After the horrors of the war, people were ready to sparkle up their lives. With the new invention of Henry Ford's automobile "Model T" it was vowed to the price that average North Americans could afford I which from a perspective's mood would definitely be in the "roaring" type, also the mass production of these vehicles moved into all parts of North America. ...read more.


The movie was also the latest thing. The start of 3-D movies was in the 1920's, "talkies" arrived in Canada until 1927. Many Canadian families needed to replace the incomes of their deceased husbands, woman had to accept a job, and move outside the home. This gave them a new self-confidence like Emily Murphy who saw that men could sell land and home without their wives and leave them penniless and homeless. Murphy was determined and won the fight to change the law that woman could have one-third of their husband's property. These events were considered to the culture of the "roaring" twenties but life of the roaring twenties was a bit skeptical. Compared to the United States, Canada's laws about immigration had a lesser degree. Xenophobia is one wound that can never heal which is the dislikes of foreigners. This made the government queasy, that they started focusing on immigration laws which they began to give a English literacy test that will determine if a person can assimilate into Canadian society, this also led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1923, the ban of Chinese immigrating to Canada. ...read more.


The economy was something to look forward, Canadian pulp and paper was exported from Canada and used for newsprint as well in Canada, this led to forest destruction in which the government issued pulp factories to ease on the pulp and paper products. There were many mining discoveries in Canada, we found 80 percent of the world's supply of nickel and had a major source of lead and zinc. The 1920s was also called the "Oil Age." As many Canadians bought automobiles the demand for gasoline was at max, oil and gas were a new craze to find thin black gold. Alberta speculators struck it rich but it burned out of control for several weeks, when it was under control it produced millions of barrels of oil and large quantities of natural gas, this grew the confidence and optimism of Alberta oil speculators. The roaring twenties were all about modernity, and self-confidence. These events are prior to why we exist today. In some cases in the twenties did not go so well but in the end we learned from our mistakes and proven to unrepeat the value. There is only one statement that describes the perspectives of Canadians, the average Canadian had a lot to look forward to, in the 1920's, that's for sure! ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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