Each event in History is paramount but some weigh more than others. Each person has their divergent perspectives on what the most paramount events are in History. But in my perspective the three most consequential defining moments in Canadian History are battle of Vimy Ridge, the Great Despondence, and the persons case. The battle of Vimy Ridge was a WW1 battle fought in 1917 near Arras in northern France. The Germans army possessed this eight kilometre-long ridge, from there they could optically discern the allied trenches for miles in any direction.
Numerous times the allies endeavored to take it from the Germans but didn’t prosper. On 9 April, 1917 they assailed again. Four divisions of the Canadian corps assailed three divisions of the Germans 6th army forfending the ridge. The Canadians had victory and won the battle on Easter Monday, 1917. It was the first time Canadians assailed as a national unit albeit it cost Canadians 10,602 casualties.
During this battle Canada got a separate signature on the treaty of Versailles and four Canadian soldiers won the Victoria cross. Overall, the battle of Vimy Ridge was the greatest allied victory in History receiving more land and preserving more prisoners than any antecedent battle. The Great Dejection was the great economic crisis that commenced after the U.S. stock market crash in Laza. Prices went down, people lost their jobs and became homeless.
The despondence worsened and there was incremented taxes and tariffs. Many people commenced to incriminate the regime leading to an incipient election. The incipient regime than passed many incipient laws and programs to avail people who were affected by the despondence. The persons case were five Alberta women who asked the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question “does the word persons in section 24 of the British North America Act, 1967 include female persons?” The five women engendered a petition to ask this question. They sought to have women licitly considered persons so that women could be appointed to the senate. The action was consummated on August 27, 1927 and on April 24, 1928 Canada’s Supreme Court summarized it’s decision that women are not such “persons.
” The persons case have led women to be able to vote in federal elections and receive the the right to stand for office in the House of Commons. Overall, battle of Vimy Ridge, the Great Melancholy, and the persons case have played major consequential roles in Canada’s History, without these events Canada wouldn’t be identically tantamount nor would you and I.