History/ WW1 Timeline - Improve or Decline? Matheus R


Women's rights/ After, During and Before the War

Approx. 1914 - Approx. 1920

+2/ Women before war, didn't have much rights. They couldn't vote and couldn't work in certain jobs. This happened, because in this time existed a culture that women could just work at home and be a "mom". During the war, the women could show their importance working together as farmers, industry labours in the home front, and as nurses and pilots in the war. They earn much respect in this event, because of this. After war, women could vote and could work in most of the jobs that in past they couldn't. This happened, because when the mans came back from the war, the women didn't want to leave their jobs, that they were working for 4 years. Women earned lot of respect after war making possible the increase of women rights and change that "sexsist" culture

Francis Pegahmagabow/ During WWI

Approx. 1914 - Approx. 1918

0/ Francis Pegahmagabow was a native canadian soldier during the WWI. He is consider one of the best snipers in the war, involved with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. He represent and showed how Canadians soldiers are strong and useful during the great war. But in this time, something really unfair was happening. In Canada, there was lot of racism towards native canadians, and Canada was making them go to the war and didn't giving nothing in exchange. In this time, they couldn't vote, and after the war they still didn't have the rights to vote. It was a really unfair time to them, because they were risking their life to help a country that discriminate them. They didn't have the right of vote until 1960.

Jobs Opportunities/Economy at WWI

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

+1/ During the war, the jobs opportunities increased a lot. This happened, because many factories was made to supply the war efforts and the mens that used to work at the jobs, went to the war. In this time, some mens, women and smalls groups in the society had opportunity to work. The job sometimes was tiring and danger, because the factories owners pushed their workers a lot, to supply the war demand. Because of the war, the Canadian economy increased a lot. The creation of more industries and the increase of supplies exchange that Canada did with other countries made this possible. The war change the Canadian economy and decrease the unemployment.

Women at War/ WWI

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

+2/ Women could shown their ability in the war, being nurses, pilots. Katherine MacDonald and Mae Belle Sampson, they were some of the Canadian girls that died, working as nurses, representing beautifully the girls at war. Mae Belle Sampson helped 15,000 troops in a hospital with jus 2,000 beds. These girls helped the Canadians women acquire the right of vote in 1916, because they represent and helped change the sexsist culture in the time.

Medicine at WWI

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

+2/ The medicine during the war improved a lot. To supply the war efforts, the scientists and medics were obligated to create and renew methods of take care of troops. Some of the creations was portable x-ray, chemotherapy (originated from the chemical weapons of World War I. it became common to use toxic gases to reach more enemies. one of them was the mustard gas), sanitary napkin. A bunch of other new things were created during this time. All this innovation at medicine just created to treat injured soldiers, is still being used in our days to treat Canadians and other people around the world. The medicine created during the war changed the world for better, what a big irony.

Technology at WWI

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

+2/ The technology during the WWI improved a lot. Beyond of, weapons, poison gas, tanks... The way of fight changed. For the first time, was used the system of trench warfare. World War I was the first conflict in which submarines were a serious weapon of war. All this technology created just for kill was a progress, because the improvement of technology for the war effort opened doors for new creations that changed the world for the good. Some examples are ambulance, plastic surgery, canning, sanitary napkin. Canada helped in this innovation, creating weapons like Canadian Ross (It wasn't a very good weapon, but helped improve the technology for the creation of new weapons). The technology in war changed the world.

Women at Canada/ During WW1 time

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

+2/Women at Canada, during the war could show their utilities, strongness and how they are the same of a man. They worked in industries making bullets, to farmers. They took the places that used to be a mens work, because the mens went to the war. The women worked together for supply the war effort and supply the population. They earn lot of respect doing this. This helped to change the sexisist culture in the time.

The Second Battle of Ypres/Start of the Chemical War.

April 22, 1915 - May 25, 1915

-2/ For the first time in the history, was used chemical weapons to kill. In the second Battles of Ypres, was used against the allies mustard gas where many canadians died by surprise. Mustard agent has extremely powerful vesicant and others terribles effects on its victims. After WWI, the use of chemical weapons was banned. Chemical war changed the war forever, and the use of gas mask became common.

Conscription/ WWI

Approx. 1917 - Approx. November 11, 1918

-1/ Conscription is a compulsory enlistment for a state service. (armed forces typically) The conscription at Canada was brought at 1917 and was enforced, because Canada was needing more soldiers to fight in WW1, because of the Battle of the Somme that was big quantities of Canadians dead, and because Robert Borden had promise British, an amount of Canadian Soldiers going to war, though. The population saw how war is a horrible event, and this made the population take more precaution towards “enlist at war”. This showed how the conscription, obligate Canadians to be part of a horrible event, but for an important necessity. Another important thing, is the reaction of french Canadians towards Conscription. Almost all French Canadians opposed conscription, because they felt that they had no particular loyalty to either Britain or France.

Independence of Canada at the end of the war

Jun 28, 1919

+2/ Canada was automatically at war, when Britain got in the war. This event showed us, how Canada has some relation with it. After war, Canada had it own signature in the Versailles Treaty. The war gave the opportunity to Canada shows it strongness and gave a step forward towards the complete independence of Canada.

The war became symbolic of Canada’s contributions and sacrifices in the war — more than 60,000 dead — and gave prime minister Robert Borden the post-war impetus to push for autonomous recognition for Canada from Britain. "The birth of a nation" by Anthony Wilson-Smith