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Calls For Help

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Calls For Help

  1. 1. Calls For Help<br />Date: April 1st<br />Dear Mr. Prime Minister<br />What did the PM’s do?<br />Whose response was better, King’s or Bennett’s? With political cartoons!<br />What is one direct consequence of the depression, and what is one indirect consequence?<br />
  2. 2. What Did WLM King Do?<br />“I will not give them a 5 cent piece”<br />
  3. 3. What Did Bennett Do?<br />(other than sending his pocket money to Canadians)<br /><ul><li>Tariff increases to promote Canadian goods
  4. 4. Set up work camps for single men
  5. 5. The centralized Bank of Canada
  6. 6. Spent money for gov’t funded make-work projects
  7. 7. Reformed Employment
  8. 8. Ended up spending too much… and had to cut back, making matters even worse.</li></li></ul><li>Wait, King’s Back?<br /><ul><li>With Bennett’s failure, the Liberals were re-elected in 1935
  9. 9. This time, King took some action.
  10. 10. He created a new trade treaty with the USA.
  11. 11. He also provided federal grants to the provinces… so much for not giving them a 5 cent piece</li></li></ul><li>What about the USA?<br />
  12. 12. King or Bennett?<br />For this assignment you must complete the T-chart and use it to determine whether Mackenzie King or R.B. Bennett had the best response to the depression. <br />
  13. 13. Political Cartoons<br />Who is presented in the cartoon?<br />What is happening in the cartoon?Why are people in the cartoon doing what they’re doing?What kinds of symbols are being used and what are they representing?<br />
  14. 14. Political Cartoons<br />Who is presented in the cartoon?<br />What is happening in the cartoon?Why are people in the cartoon doing what they’re doing?What kinds of symbols are being used and what are they representing?<br />
  15. 15. Political Cartoons<br />Who is presented in the cartoon?<br />What is happening in the cartoon?Why are people in the cartoon doing what they’re doing?What kinds of symbols are being used and what are they representing?<br />
  16. 16. So, who’s response was more adequate? <br />King’s or Bennett’s?<br />You decide.<br />Remember about historical perspective, don’t use hindsight. Imagine you are right there in the 1930s.<br />

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