World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II
World War One
What caused the U.S. to enter WWI?
Germany sends the secret Zimmerman message. Another reason is because Germany kept sinking boats.
How did Texas play an important role during the war?
Each family gave away about $400 in the US and Texas is part of the US.
How did WWI end?
the U.S blew a Bomb on japan showing that we weren't playing. Then Germany surrendered
The Great Depression
Franklin D. Rosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt dealt with the Great Depression by implementing the New Deal. The New Deal included programs for all sorts of things. There were programs to give relief to people put out of work by the Depression and to try to end some of the conditions that started the Depression. There were reforms to prevent another Depression from happening.
The Great Depression
New machines made life easier for some farm families but they eliminated the jobs of other farmworkers, called sharecroppers and tenant farmers. Although they owned no land themselves, tenant farmers and sharecroppers felt the effect of farm failures. After the stock market crash, when some farm owners could no longer pay their mortgages or repay loans, banks foreclosed on them.
Which New Deal programs were important to Texas?
The new deal didn't end the Great Depression. In fact the jobless rate never went below 14%. It also encouraged farmers to have better farming practices. Farmers were encouraged, and sometimes paid, to rotate crops rather than plant wheat or cotton every year.
What caused the Dust Bowl and how did it affect farmers in Texas?
The dust bowl was a sandstorm that lasted over a year. The farmer weren't able to grow crops os they couldn't sell the crops. That made the farmers go out of business.
Each family gave away about $400 in the US and Texas is part of the US. Texans also fought in the war.
How did life changed for Texans on the home front during World War II?
Women got jobs making bullets and war supplies and at the same time watched their kids as well.
How did WWII end?
Germany surrendured on November 11, 1918, and all nations (Germany, Italy and Japan. Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union,China and the United States of America.) had agreed to stop fighting