Special Sub-Topic: William Lyon Mackenzie King
|In what year was William Lyon MacKenzie King born?|
1874. William Lyon MacKenzie King was born December 17, 1874 into a Presbyterian family in Kitchener, Ontario. His father was an unsuccessful lawyer and his mother was the daughter of the 1837 rebel, William Lyon MacKenzie.
|William Lyon MacKenzie King attended which school?|
All of these (University of Toronto, Harvard, London School of Economics). King was one of the most educated prime ministers. He attended all of the above schools, and he also attended the University of Chicago. He held a doctorate in economics. He also performed social work in some of the worst slums in North America in order to further his learnings.
|Which number Prime Minister was William Lyon Mackenzie King?|
10th. King was the tenth prime minister, following Arthur Meighen. John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister, Pierre Trudeau was the 15th prime minister and Joe Clark was the 16th prime minister.
|Of which Party was William Lyon MacKenzie King once leader?|
Liberal. King became the leader of the divided Liberal party in 1919. At the age of 45, he was able to lead the previously divided party to a narrow victory in 1921.
|Which of these other former prime ministers was William Lyon MacKenzie King defeated by in 1930?|
Richard Bedford Bennett. It is popular belief that the primary reason that King lost the 1930 election was that he underestimated the impact of the stock market crash. The Liberals regrouped and King won back the country in 1935.
|William Lyon MacKenzie King was prime minister during the Second World War.|
t. Canada was the base of British Commonwealth Air Training Plan which was responsible for training all of the pilots in the Commonwealth during the war.
|Conscription was implemented during William Lyon MacKenzie King's reign as prime minister.|
t. Despite the fact that King had made a promise not to implement conscription, it was implemented during World War Two. Because of the dire circumstances, King held a referendum asking if he could relinquish his promise. The majority of English Canada voted yes, while the majority of French Canada voted no.
|Why did William Lyon MacKenzie King's third reign as prime minister end?|
Retirement. MacKenzie King retired in 1948. This ended the career of the longest (broken) term of leadership of any country in the commonwealth.
|Who succeeded William Lyon MacKenzie King as Prime Minister when he retired?|
Louis St. Laurent. Louis St. Laurent succeeded King as Liberal leader when he retired in 1948; this meant he became Prime Minister. St. Laurent won the two following elections as well.
|In what year did William Lyon MacKenzie King die?|
1950. July 22nd, at the age of 75, King died. He was buried in Toronto, Ontario.
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