Germany in the Great Depression

By: Hannah K. and Morgan R.

Main Topic

Why was Germany in a depression?

The Three Questions

  1. Tell me what a Mass Unemployment is.
  2. Summarize how Hitler economically saved Germany from the depression.
  3. Describe a chancellor. Identify why Hitler was one.


1. Tell me what a Mass Unemployment is.

  • People were selling and most people were not buying.
  • WWI caused devastation with economic chaos. Most people got money through taxes and borrowing which caused debts.
  • Bank failures made less money, which caused a drop in production and employment.
  • When the value of stocks dropped dramatically, many people lost the money they had invested.
  • With nothing left in the bank, people lost all savings and people could not pay loans.
  • So they could not pay the bank and the bank ran out of money.
  • They could not have the bank running anymore that was how the Mass Unemployment went.

2. Summarize how Hitler economically saved Germany from the depression.

  • The countries social and economical ills paved its way for Hitler and the Nazi party to seize power in 1933.
  • The new government was unable to deal with problems of the Germans, and that is what started the depression in Germany.
  • Hitler was so desperate he put kids in the depression to beat the other countries in the war.

3. Describe a chancellor. Identify why Hitler was elected to be one.

  • A chancellor is the prime minister or leader of country. Hitler was one because he persuaded the people he would act lawfully.
  • In 1932, 5 major elections were held as its current leaders struggled. The Nazis won Germany's strongest party, and leaders offered Hitler Cabinet.
  • But Hitler, leader of Nazis, refused to accept anything but chancellor.
  • The majority of the Germans didn't want Hitler as chancellor. They knew he would do a reign of terror. But people were persuaded he would act lawfully.
  • On January 30, 1933, Hindenburg (president of Germany) named Hitler chancellor.

MLA

Hoffmann, Peter. "Hitler, Adolf." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 2 May 2013.


This video is about the third question. It describes how Hitler took over Germany and how he became a chancellor.

Hindenburg and Hitler

Hoffmann, Peter. "Hitler, Adolf." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 2 May 2013.


That is the MLA for the picture


Citations

  1. MLA: Mitchener, Kris James. "Great Depression." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 1 May 2013.
  2. Lord, Richard. Countries of the World: Germany. Milwaukee, WI: G. Stevens, 1999. Print.
  3. MLA:

    Pierce, Thomas J. "Depression." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 1 May 2013.

  4. Bodden, Valerie. The Holocaust. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2008. Print.
  5. Hoffmann, Peter. "Hitler, Adolf." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 2 May 2013.

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