The citizenship test 2020 is going to have questions from test topics that are in the official study guide.
This means that if you study hard, it’ll be easy to pass. Then you can finally have your citizenship certificate.
Read more below to get started on some of these topics.
The First World War
In 1882, over 7,000 Canadians volunteered to fight in the South African or Boer war. Regrettably, 260 of them lost their lives.
In 1900, Canadians won in the battles of Paardeberg (“Horse Mountain”) and Lillefontein. And these victories helped to strengthen national pride.
Then in 1914, when Germany attacked Belgium and France, Britain immediately declared war. Ottawa, on its part, formed the Canadian Expeditionary Force (later the Canadian Corps). More than 600,000 Canadians served in the war.
Out of 8 million, most were volunteers.
In 1917, The Canadian Corps captured Vimy Ridge. However, 10,000 corps were killed or wounded. But Canada’s reputation for courage was recognized as the “shock troops of the British Empire.
April 9 is celebrated as Vimy Day.
From 1914 to 1920, Ottawa lamentably interned over 8,000 former Austro-Hungarian subjects. They were mainly Ukrainian men, as “enemy aliens” in 24 labour camps across Canada.
In 1918, under the command of General Sir Arthur Currie, Canada’s greatest soldier, the Canadian Corps advanced alongside the French and British Empire troops in the last hundred days.
These included the victorious Battle of Amiens on August 8, 1918–which the Germans called “the black day of the German Army”–followed by Arras, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, and Mons.
With Germany and Austria’s surrender, the war ended in the Armistice on November 11, 1918.
In total, 60,000 Canadians were killed and 170,000 wounded. The war strengthened both national and imperial pride, particularly in English Canada.
Women Get the Vote
At the time of Confederation, the vote was limited to property-owning adult white males. This was common in most democratic countries at the time.
The effort by women to achieve the right to vote is known as the women’s suffrage movement. Its founder in Canada was Dr. Emily Stowe, the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada.
In 1916, Manitoba became the first province to grant voting rights to women.
In 1917, thanks to the visionary leadership of women such as Dr. Stowe, women got the right to vote in federal elections. The rights went first to nurses at the battlefront, then to women who were related to men in active wartime service.
In 1918, most Canadian female citizens aged 21 and over were granted the right to vote in federal elections.
In 1921 Agnes Macphail, a farmer and teacher, became the first woman MP. Due to the work of Thérèse Casgrain and others, Quebec granted women the vote in 1940.
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Between the Wars
After the First World War, the British Empire evolved into a free association of states known as the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Canada remains a leading member of the Commonwealth to this day, together with other successor states of the Empire, such as India, Australia, New Zealand, and several African and Caribbean countries.
The “Roaring Twenties” were boom times, with prosperity for businesses and low unemployment. The stock market crash of 1929, however, led to the Great Depression or the “Dirty Thirties.”
Unemployment reached 27% in 1933, and many businesses were wiped out.
Farmers in Western Canada were hit hardest by low grain prices and a terrible drought. There was growing demand for the government to create a social safety net with minimum wages, a standard workweek, and programs such as unemployment insurance.
The Bank of Canada, a central bank to manage the money supply and bring stability to the financial system, was created in 1934. Immigration dropped, and many refugees were turned away, including Jews trying to flee Nazi Germany in 1939.
If you’ve read and understood these topics, it’s highly likely that the Canadian citizenship test 2020 will be a breeze for you.