Canada is a peacekeeping nation that has seen many events that have contributed to Canadian History. The most important events in Canadian History are the Great Depression, Baby Boom, and G-8.The Great Depression was a economic shock that left millions of Canadians unemployed, without food or homes. The Stock Market Crash of October 1929 caused a great panic to strike, resulting in billions of dollars in lost money for people or businesses involved in stock sell-offs. A tuesday morning of October twenty-ninth, nineteen-twenty nine was the worst day of the stock market crash and Black Tuesday had began. As the markets went into free fall, stock brokers, and the public watched as the crash continue to happen. Some became wildly emotional, some began to cry softly, and many watched the crash in silence. Terror slowly walked its way into every stock brokers mind as the stock market dropped drastically. World War II prevented many Canadians from having children so when the war was finally over, Canadians were coming home to start families, and this became known as the baby boom. The Baby Boom is when Canada’s birth rate skyrocketed from the end of the Second World War, this increase in population created a new way of Canadian living because most aspects of society were directed to the baby boomers.. After World War II, major countries decided that they would come together to discuss and hopefully solve world problems like terrorism, this is known as the G-8 summit series. When World War II ended, Canada came out as a strong and independent nation and Canada’s role in the G-8 only solidifies Canada’s global influence. Canadian History holds many events, the most important events are the Great Depression because of its huge impact on the world’s economy, Baby Boom due to the huge increase in population and G-8 in result of major countries gather together discuss issues with our economy and planet.The Great Depression hit Canadians very hard. Many of people were forced to live unemployed, without food or homes. Canada’s process of people making, selling, and buying things at the time was just starting to change. Exports of raw materials dropped extremely, and employment, prices and money made from items fell in every area of the economy. Canada was the worst-hit because of its money-based position. It was further affected as its main trading partners were Britain and the United States of America, both of those countries were also badly affected by the worldwide great depression. Canada’s unemployment rate was nineteen percent. In Toronto, Ontario the unemployment rate was seventeen percent. To relieve some issues with housing and unemployment the federal government created a system called unemployment relief camps. These camps were for single men. In exchange for a bed and food, single men did physical labour. The federal government was greatly criticized for creating these camp rather than dealing with the huge need for non-labour work and fare wages (Class Note, Oct. 18). The federal government also set aside twenty million dollars for the unemployed people. In order to qualify for some of the money, they must be a man, unemployed, no car, no telephone, no radio and have no alcohol. This system was full of huge issues because the money given to them was not enough for a family to live on. This relief was filled with confusion and disorganization. Farmers were hit the worst of all people because they were not able to partake in any sort of relief because they were still considered to have jobs, even if crops were not able to grow (Class Note, Oct. 18).The Baby Boomers affected a lot of Canadian people and all people in the world.The Baby Boom occured during nineteen-forty six to nineteen-sixty six right after the Second World War (Presentation Handout, Dec. 11). The Baby Boom resulted in a average of four hundred twelve thousand births per year of the Baby Boom (Canadian Encyclopedia, 2014). Family sizes started to increase rapidly as children and young adults started to get married at a younger age. The Baby Boom caused a huge rise in the demographic curve. Jobs and Careers required much more education and students started to stay in school longer in order to get the higher education so that they would be eligible to apply for the jobs or careers. Housing started to become an issue in cities because there was not enough space in the cities to accommodate all of the new families trying to purchase homes. Houses started to get built on the outer border of the cities which created the suburbs. This also increased the demand for cars, since there were not many transportation options in the suburbs. Another effect was the need of new schools and teachers to give children the education that was need to help them succeed in their career path. About 500 000 new students entered school each year. In the 1970s the first wave of baby boomers began to get into their career or job paths. The Baby Boomers created a huge increase in fast food, clothing short-lived interests, popular music, and cosmetics. As young adults entering the job market, the percent of people who want to work but cannot find a jobs increased dramatically. As more boomers were searching for work, jobs could not be created fast enough to keep up with this number. The G8 starts from the Library Group, a group of money managing people formed in 1973. In the 1970s, the beginning of the worldwide money-based time period and serious oil problems the United States of America felt inclined to create the Library Group. This was at first made up of money managing people from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Canada was later on added just after World War II because Canada became a strong independent peacekeeping nation. The role is to assemble together and discuss international issues, G-8 is known for gathering once a year for the yearly summits but G-8 works year round to improve international issues, like the climate change and the rising economy. Countries of the G-8 take turns hosting all G-8 gatherings. Canada benefits quite greatly with the creation of G-8, Canada is able to have a chance to voice our country’s opinion in decisions being made with G-8. The G-8 also gave and continues to give a Canada a chance to create good relationships with other countries around the world.