World War 1 and 1920s History Quiz

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What was the immediate result of the sinking of the Lusitania?

The United States declared war on Germany

What was the significance of the Second Battle of Ypres to Canadians?

It marked the first time Canadians used mustard gas in warfare

What was the War Measures Act?

A law that allowed the Canadian government to suspend civil liberties during emergencies

What was the significance of the Persons Case?

It established the principle of gender equality under the law

Who were the Big Three at the Paris Peace Conference?

Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau, David Lloyd George

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World War I Consequences

  • The sinking of the Lusitania led to the United States entering World War I, as 128 Americans were among the 1,195 people killed.

Battles and Their Significance

  • The Second Battle of Ypres marked the first time Canadians fought as a unified army, and over 6,000 Canadians died or were wounded, making it a pivotal moment in Canadian military history.

Canadian Governance and Security

  • The War Measures Act (1914) granted the Canadian government sweeping powers to disrupt and punish any activity deemed a threat to national security during wartime.

Women's Rights in Canada

  • The Persons Case (1929) was a landmark court ruling that recognized women as "persons" with the right to be appointed to the Canadian Senate, a crucial step towards female empowerment in Canada.

Post-War Settlements

  • The Big Three at the Paris Peace Conference (1919) consisted of United States President Woodrow Wilson, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, and French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, who together shaped the Treaty of Versailles and redrew the world order.

Test your knowledge of World War 1 and the historical events of the 1920s with this quiz. Explore topics such as the impact of continuous journey regulation, the role of nationalism and militarism in WWI, the alliances involved in the war, and significant events like the sinking of the Lusitania and the Second Battle of Ypres. Additionally, learn about the War Measures Act and its 20th-century applications.

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