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AMERICANIZATION AND CANADIAN NATIONALISM. AFTER WORLD WAR 1 BRITAIN WAS WEAKENED ECONOMICALLY AND HAD TO DEVALUE THE POUND THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCED A BOOM AND INCREASED THE VALUE OF THEIR DOLLAR AMERICAN INVESTMENT OVERTOOK BRITISH AS THE SOURCE OF FOREIGN MONEY IN CANADA

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Americanization and canadian nationalism
AMERICANIZATION ANDCANADIAN NATIONALISM

  • AFTER WORLD WAR 1 BRITAIN WAS WEAKENED ECONOMICALLY AND HAD TO DEVALUE THE POUND

  • THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCED A BOOM AND INCREASED THE VALUE OF THEIR DOLLAR

  • AMERICAN INVESTMENT OVERTOOK BRITISH AS THE SOURCE OF FOREIGN MONEY IN CANADA

    • AMERICAN INVESTORS WANTED TO BUY SHARES AND CONTROL IN COMPANIES WHILE BRITISH HAD PREFERRED AN ARMS LENGTH RELATIONSHIP WITH BONDS

  • IN 1923 CANADIAN EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES WERE GREATER THAN THOSE TO BRITAIN

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  • BY 1925 CANADIAN BUSINESS IS EXPERIENCED A REBOUND FROM THE POST-WAR ADJUSTMENTS

  • AMERICAN PROTECTIONISM EASED

    • PRICES FOR MANY CANADIAN STAPLES INCREASED

      • WHEAT

      • PULP & PAPER

      • MINERALS

      • LUMBER

  • CANADIAN PLANTSPRODUCEDAUTOMOBILES BOTHAS BRANCH PLANTSAND INDEPENDENTLY

    • BY 1930, ¾ OFCANADIANAUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION WAS THROUGH AMERICAN COMPANIES

  • BRANCH PLANTSWERE BECOMING COMMON

1908 MCLAUGHLIN MADE IN OSHAWA


A RUSHING SEA OF UNDERGROWTH – BY EMILY CARR

UKRANIAN FARMER IN ALBERTA 1907

HILLTOPS – BY FRANK CARMICHAEL


  • CANADIAN MOVIE INDUSTRY STARTED OUT STRONG BUT WAS QUICKLY ECLIPSED BY HOLLYWOOD

    • BY 1929 THE TOP 5 AMERICAN STUDIOSMADE 90% OF ALL FEATURE FILMS

    • SOME MOVIES WERE MADE ABOUTCANADA BUT RARELY WERE SHOT HERE

  • CANADIAN RADIO STARTED EARLYWITH CFCF MONTREAL IN 1920 AND60 STATIONS BY 1930

    • CANADIAN PROGRAMMING CONSISTEDOF NEWS, LECTURES & RECORDED MUSIC

    • AMERICAN RADIO PRODUCED COMEDY,DRAMA & LIVE VARIETY SHOWS THATCANADIAN STATIONS ALSO BROADCAST

    • 1928 THE AIRD COMMISSION REVIEWEDPUBLIC BROADCASTING, RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC MONOPOLY

    • CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBC) WAS FORMED IN 1932

CANADIAN MARY PICKFORD MOVED TO HOLLYWOOD AND BECAME “AMERICA’S SWEETHEART”


  • HOCKEY AND FOOTBALL BECAME INCREASINGLY PROFESSIONAL ECLIPSED BY HOLLYWOOD

    • AFTER MERGERS AND COLLAPSE THEREWAS ONLY ONE MAJOR PROFESSIONALLEAGUE – THE NHL WITH 5 TEAMS EACHFROM CANADA IN THE UNITED STATESIN 1927

    • BY THE END OF THE DECADE THERE WEREJUST 2 CANADIAN TEAMS TO THEAMERICAN 4

  • DANCE CRAZES OF THE 1920sFOLLOWED AMERICAN TRENDS

    • FOX-TROT, CHARLESTON

  • MUSIC FOLLOWED AMERICAN TRENDSWITH RADIO AND THE PHONOGRAPH BRINGING MUSIC TO MORE PEOPLE

THE LAST NON-NHL TEAM TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP WAS THE VICTORIA COUGARS IN 1924-25


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