Modern Texas

By: Ami Mangrola


Key People:

- Albert Sidney Burleson- Directed the government's wartime operation of the national telephone and telegraph system.

- President Wilson-Declared war on Germany.

Countries Involved:

- Allies: Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and the United States

- Axis: Germany, Austria-Hungry, Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria


-What caused the US to enter the war?When the Zimmerman telegram was sent and decoded, and found out what the telegraph meant.

-How did Texas play an important role during the war?They had military posts in Texas, and they made supplies and food for the war.

-How did WWI end? The war ended when the German surrender.

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The Great Depression

Key People:

-Herbert Hoover-


How did FDR pull the country out of depression? He used the new deal to pull the country out of depression, which included a series of experimental programs.

What caused the Dust Bowl and how did it affect farmers in Texas? The Great Plains region suffered a severe drought, and there was dry land for farmers. Also the over grassing of the land made it where large areas of grassland were destroyed.

Which New Deal programs were important to Texas?The agricultural adjustment act and the socail security act.

How were tenant farmers and miners affected by the Great Depression? Since the land was unfarmable, the tenant farmers didn't make money and became more in debt. For miners, since they did not have much money, and mining was difficult.

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Key People:


-Allies:Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, India, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, and USSR

-Axis:Germany, Italy, and Japan


How did Texas contribute to the nation’s military effort in fighting World War II?They contributed the most men to the armed forces, and women also severed in the armed forces.

How did life changed for Texans on the home front during World War II?They rationed food and supplies that were needed by the military.

How did WWII end?When the allies invaded Germany and when Hitler killed himself.Also when the US dropped atomic bombs in Japan.

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