History Assignment/Progress or Decline?


Sir Robert Borden as PM

October 10 1911 - July 10 1920

I rank Sir Robert Borden a 0. I ranked him this because I think he did what had to be done regarding sending troops and teaming with Britain for WW1
I also think some Canadian citizens at the time did not like this idea cause no one had any love for battle and didn’t want any part of fighting.

My Secondary Source was his speech on August 19 1914, "outbreak of WW1".
Link: https://classroom.google.com/c/NzQxODcyMTk2N1pa

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

June 28, 1914

I rank this event a -1. I ranked it this because this event is initially what triggered WW1, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. He was killed along with his wife on June 28 in his car, by a member of a group called the Black Hand. He was Archduke of Austria and when he was assassinated one event led to another and then WW1. The assassination was very bad cause that's what sparked the start of WW1, and no one wanted to fight because they wanted too.

My secondary source was from a internet website.
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria

Francis Pegahmagabow

July 1914 - November 1918

I rank Francis a +1. I ranked him this because for one the Canadian government at the time hadn't really let aboriginal people join the army and turned down most of them. Francis was accepted into the army fortunately and proved that even of an aboriginal background he was the best sniper in all of WW1. With 378 kills, and captured more than 300 prisoners. Throughout his time in the army he was awarded the second highest medal of achievement and was promoted to lance corporal. Also when he returned from the war he fought for aboriginal rights and fairness between all men and women.

My secondary source was from a YouTube video.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=389&v=kYzDBeG3By0

Economic Benefit from WW1

July 1914 - November 1918

I rank this a +1. I ranked it this because the economy in Canada exploded when unemployment disappeared and everyone had a job. World War 1 led to so many job opportunities such as, making weapons/ammunition, serving in the war, nurses, and much more. Even women were allowed to work, which was a key component to why women were granted rights after the war.

My secondary source was from the google classroom.
Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YrD5dxC49bV1EFUKMe1ejRyMYupcGrM2nnnU4YVbZI4/edit

Outbreak of WW1

July 28 1914

I ranked the Outbreak of WW1 a 0. I ranked it this because in general I think the outbreak of WW1 was decline for Canada because fighting and war didn’t solve anything and violence was clearly not the answer. Also many people died for nothing. But the War did create jobs for Canada as all men over 18 were sent to war, and other people in Canada were safe.

My Secondary Sources were websites from the internet about the Outbreak of WW1.
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

First Battle of Ypres

October 19 1914 - November 22 1914

I rank this battle a +1. I ranked it this because this battle was important in order to move forward to a German Flank, and to gain battlefield.

My secondary source was an internet website.
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Ypres

Second Battle of Ypres

April 22 1915 - May 25 1915

I rank this battle a -1. I ranked it this because Germany first used there mass use of poison gas on the West Front, killing many and permanently injuring others. This was the start of a new chemical warfare that was brutally and painfully killing many Canadian soldiers.

My secondary source was an internet website.
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Ypres

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 9 1917 - April 12 1917

The battle was the first occasion when all four divisions of the Canadian army participated in a battle together and it was made a symbol of Canadian national achievement and sacrifice.Capturing the ridge got the Canadian army technical and tactical innovation, powerful artillery support and extensive training, as well as the failure of the German Army to properly apply the new German defensive system.

The Secondary Sources were from the internet websites.
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge

The Battle of Passchendaele

July 1917 - November 1917

I rank the battle of Passchendaele a 0. I ranked it this because Canada, Britain, France, and Australia did end up winning, but there were a lot of useless deaths. Per square centimetre of ground gained in the battle, two Canadian soldiers died. This is because the terrain was very muddy and it got to a point where it was waist level up.

My Secondary Sources were the internet websites.
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele

End of WW1

Nov 11 1918

I rank this a +1. I ranked it this because obviously when the war was over there was no more fighting and the armistice was made. (peace treaty)

I also think that the end of WW1 meant that people finally felt safe and most soldiers could return home to their families and live a better life knowing that Germany was no longer a threat.

My Secondary Sources were from the google classroom doc, "The End of World War 1".
Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vkRUv-tswCIs5-7PhE20xAMbTzdkWmu1OtcrcVBw784/edit