Modern Texas

By Giselle

World War 1

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The picture above shows a weapon from WWI. This weapon is a cannon and there is also another cannon beside it.
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The picture above shows soldiers resting and looking at the camera. They look tired from all their work.

Key People in the War

  • President Wilson was kind of the one who started becuase he asked Congress to declare war on Germany.
  • R.T. Moodie of Galveston died trying to save a woman and a baby when German submarine sank the British steamship.

Countries at War

Alliance Vs. Entente

Alliance Countries

  • Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary
Entente Countries

  • Africa, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia

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What caused the U.S. to enter WWI?

German submarine sank more ships that carried American passengers so the U.S. got mad at Germany and soon declared war on Germany.

How did Texas play an important role during the war?

Recruits trained to be soldiers at camps near Fort Worth, Waco, Houston, and San Antonio. The railroad network in Texas helped move men and equipment quickly.

How did WWI end?

WWI soon ended after Germany surrendered in November 1918.

The Great Depression

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In the picture above there are kids holding signs up. They are trying to get their parents a job because of the Great Depression.
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In the picture above there are four little kids sitting on some steps with a sign beside them that says "4 children FOR SALE". There is a woman in the back trying to sell the kids to someone. Everyone was doing whatever they could to get money back.

Herbert Hoover's Involvement

Herbert Hoover took office as President of the U.S. and he had many attempts to get the U.S. out of the Great Depression but all attempts failed.
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How did FDR, (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) pull the country out of depression?

Roosevelt launched the New Deal. This series of domestic programs aimed to fix problems brought by the Great Depression. The programs included relief for the poor, jobs for the unemployed, recovery for the economy, and economic reforms to prevent another depression.

What caused the Dust Bowl and how did it affect farmers in Texas?

The demand for wheat was very high. High wheat prices led Texas farmers to plant more of that crop.

Which New Deal programs were important to Texas?

Representative Sam Rayburn of Bonham, Texas, was one of them. He sponsored a law aimed at reforming how stocks were traded to prevent another stock market crash. In 1937, he became Speaker of the House and led that chamber in approving bills that Roosevelt wanted.

How were tenant farmers and miners affected by the Great Depression?

Crop prices fell therefor Farmers suffered.

World War 2

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In the picture above soldiers are proudly putting the American flag up.
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In the picture above shows Hitler with a hurt arm and finish his solute.

Key People in War

  • Adolf Hitler was the German leader. But in May of 1945 Hitler killed himself.
  • Roosevelt was the President when Pearl Harbor was attacked and when we became involved with WWII

Countries at War

Axis and Allies


  • Geramy
  • Italy
  • Japan


  • Britain
  • France
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • India
  • U.S.A.

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How did Texas contribute to the nation’s military effort in fighting World War II?

The state's favorable climate and wide-open spaces led the army to make Texas its main training ground during the war.

How did life changed for Texans on the home front during World War II?

Texans lives changed because of everything going on during war time. Texans helped with training the troops women started helping and many different things happened which made their lives change.

How did WWII end?

More fighting remained in the Pacific, however. As American forces neared Japan, Japanese troops continued to fight and declared they would never surrender. In August 1945, to force an end to the war