Cultural Differences Between Canada And America

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Canada and America has one of the most solid and symbiotic relationships that the world has even known. They share a geographical border as well as similar cultural heritage. And although they may be two very separate countries, many modern day persons would not have been able to tell the difference between the two over the years. This uncanny similarity dates back decades ago to the time of the Great War and the 1920s. By 1929, Canada was so influenced by the United States that they were basically the same. The women’s revolution, prohibition of alcohol and booming of the entertainment business are three arguments that help to justify this claim.
The roaring twenties was the beginning of a new era, especially for American and Canadian women. This time period not only caused political change regarding women’s rights, but also social change concerning public behavior and clothing in both countries. Before the Great Wear, a woman’s role was to stay at home and care for children. Working women were frowned upon and women were not even allowed to vote in Canada or the United States. It was not until the Great War and the Jazz Age that women were given the right to vote in a federal election. The 19th Amendment in 1920 (cite) and the Wartime Election Act in 1917 gave women this right in the United States and Canada respectively. Women obtained more job opportunities and higher positions in both countries and received increased educational options. Not only were women altering their constitutional status but they also started changing their public conduct. Young Canadian and American women began wearing dresses at their knees instead of ankles, wearing more form fitted dresses and cutting their hair to bobs. They even began smoking and drinking in public and surrounding themselves with men. These women were referred to as flappers. Many older persons were shocked and disgusted with this behavior. But overtime flappers became the norm in Canada and America. The mutual struggle that women faced in Canada and the United States, and how women protested the injustice helps to link the two countries making them appear together rather than apart.
The next aspect that contributes to Canada and America’s
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