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radio
who was Reginald Fessenden?

in 1901, he became the first to make a wireless transmission

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radio
who was Guglielmo Marconi?

in 1901, he started the first Canadian radio station

3

radio
__% of Saskatchewan was rural farms

70

4

radio
what did the radios give people living in isolated areas?

instant news

5

radio
how many radios were there in Canada in 1923?

10 000

6

radio
how many radios were there in Canada in 1929?

297 000

7

radio
what was invented in 1929?

the battery free radio

8

radio
what was introduced on March 22nd, 1923?

Hockey Night in Canada

9

radio
who was Foster Hewitt?

he did the play by play for Hockey Night

10

radio
what influence did the radios introduce?

American

11

sports entertainment
why did amateur and professional women's sports flourish during this decade?

because of the new sense of women's equality and extra time

12

sports entertainment
what were the 1920s also known as?

the Golden Age

13

sports entertainment
what was the Bluenose?

a boat which dominated international boating events with an unbeaten record

14

sports entertainment
what was the most prominent sport?

hockey

15

sports entertainment
how did various personalities rise to superstardom?

the radio

16

sports entertainment
what was an example of a major event?

the Grey Cup

17

transportation
how many Canadian communities had street cars?

47

18

transportation
what did the expansion of the railway allow for the first time?

domestic mobility for the wealthy

19

transportation
__________ were in mass production

automobiles

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transportation
even though the working class could not afford cars, _______________

many homes had a car by 1929

21

steam ship travel
_____________ made life easier for people in the Maritimes and Great Lakes

steam ship travel

22

steam ship travel
though airplanes were still not transporting passengers, they were _____________

delivering mail faster than ever before

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music and the jazz age
what were the 1920s all about?

jazz

24

music and the jazz age
what was jazz?

a blending of European and West African musical styles of originating in Black America

25

music and the jazz age
who became popular during this period?

Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington

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music and the jazz age
what was Chautaugua?

a travelling variety show which shared new thoughts, magic shows, and styles of music around Canada

27

fashion
in 1919, teachers contracts stated that dresses and skirts had to be ____________________

less than 2 inches above the ankle

28

fashion
in only a few years, why did hem lines begin to rise?

influence of American silent movies, star personalities, and culture

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fashion
what did flappers who enjoyed the jazz scene wear and why?

loose fitting clothing and very short hair- they were challenging gender roles

30

fashion
what did men wear?

3 piece suits, jackets, and hats of all kinds

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fashion
how you dressed indicated your __________________

wealth and class in society

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