Early 1900s

Thesis Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era
filled with extremely hard and strenous work that didn't offer
any future for the average canadian in doing better. If you
were an average wage earner you would be virtually stuck in
the same job for the rest of your life, while rich maintained
their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living
conditions were poor for average canadians and even worse
for the arriving immigrants. At this time some of the modern
convienences were just being invented and even if it were for
sale only the extremely rich had the option of purchasing the
items. Sports being very new, in the aspect of it being
organized was small time compared to present day.
Travelling required time and was uncomfortable. Only the
rich could have the luxurious accomadations for those long
journeys. Many jobs were available to most people but you
were under constant scrutiny while working and would have
to be willing to do any thing the boss wanted. I believe my
friends and I would most likely resent and despise it if we
had to live in the 1900's. During the 1900's horses played a
significant role in the everyday life. A horse drawn carriage
would bring a docter to the house of where a baby would be
born. A hearse was pulled by horses to the cemetery when
somebody died. Farmers used them to pull their ploughs
while town dwellers kept them for transportation around
town. Horses puled delivery wagons for businesses such as
bakery, dairy, and coal company. Horses pulled fire engines
through the streets in a fire emergency. The bicycle was
widely accepted by canadians because of its easy maintence
compared to a horse. The bike allowed an option of
transportation. The bicycle also gave a sense of freedom to
virtually anybody willing to learn. Henry Ford revolutionized
the world we live in by inventing the "horseless carriage", if it
had not been for him, instead of taking the GO bus in the
morning we'd be riding a horse named Wanda. Not only did
his invention offer a method of transportation to the public,
but it helped with our emergency services such as fire
engines, police cars, and ambulances. Now we have a large
variety of cars to choose from varying in size and price. He
also brought a large profitable industry to North
America...The car industry. Back then there weren't many
problems that they created. Today, we have our
deteriorating ozone layer, poisonous chemicals that come
from exhaust fumes (CO2)(Carbon Monoxide). Not to
mention the traffic accidents, parking problems and traffic
jams in downtown Toronto. 11 years previous to WW I
Orville and Wilbur Wright made a successful flight in the first
airplane at the beach of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Although the flight only lasted 12 seconds it would change
the way we see the world. The telephone allowed the
houseneeds to be satisfied without leaving they're homes.
Women received an oppurtunity to work as a a switch
board operator. I don't know if I can stress the importance
of Marconi's invention enough. But I can say, that without it
not only would there be no T.V. or radio there would be a
lot of unemployed people right now(even more unemployed
than now!!!). The reason for that is radio provides people
with jobs such as DJ's, musical programmers etc. Also,
radio is a major form of advertising, without it there would
not be as many advertising agencies or as many positions in
this field. Without T.V., advertising agencies would also face
the same consequences. T.V. provides millions of people
with employment in commercials, T.V. shows, and movies.
Baseball was the most popular sport in the United States
where the World Series began in 1903. Tom Longboat was
born in Brantford, Ontario and was known for outrunning a
horse over a 19 km coarse. He set a record of 2 hours, 24
min and 24 seconds when he ran the Boston Marathon. Jan
22/1901 Queen Victoria died at the age of 63 years. The
Queens reign stretched across the globe. With her death
came modernization. In the early 1900's horses were being
used extensivley for all transportating duties and some
manual labor jobs. A few years later the bicycle hit Canada
and presented the Canadians with a better option of
transportation mainly because of the simplicity of maintence.
During these other discoveries the automobile was being
perfected for use by the general public. By the 1920's the
automobile was no longer a rich man's toy and was being
used by many people. 1903 saw the first succesful flight fo
the airplane bh Orville and Wilbur