Modern Texas

By: Maya Joseph

World War i

World War l started in 1914 between many European Countries. France, Grerat Britian, and Russia fought against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. America would soon join France and their allies. America had a lot of reasons to join the war like a German submarine sank Lusitania a British steamboat with many people including some Americans. Finally President Wislson declared war on Germany.Albert Sidney Burleson controled telegraph and telephone Texas became important because the U.S. was moblizing. This means that the U.S. had to start training soldiers for the war. Texas effort brought great importance to the state. Many citizens of Texas were ready to fight for their country. In 1918, all the countries joined together and signed the Treaty of Versailles. World War l had ended.
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The Great Depression

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Problems getting jobs

Many people couldn't get jobs and so families were suffering.
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Stock Market

in 1929 the the Stock Market crashed

The Great Depression Timeline

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Hurbert Hoover

Hurbert Hoover was the president during the Great Depression era. When the stock market crashed many people lost a lot of money and America's economy rapidly went down. Hoover thought that the Depression wasn't going to last very long, and so he did not help. He believed that the people could find jobs on their own, but they couldn't

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Frankklin D Roosevelt became president in 1932. immediately he tryed to fix the problems of the Great Dpression by inacting the New Deal. This deal would bring relief to the poor and jjobless while recovering the economy. Sam Rayburn the Representative for Texas also found ways to recover the stock market. These jobs caused many people to become farmer and public preservers in Texas by itself there were almost one hundered perserving camps. Many farmer though needed electrcity so they would get a loan to get electrcity instead ofhand doing everything. The down side is the act tried to reduce the amount of basic crops this is one reason for the dust bowl. There weren't enough plants to cover the ground ad there were many wind storms. A lasting wind storm start and that's how the dust bowl started. Many farmers did lose their crops and lost a lot of money this caused part of the Great Depression to many.

The New Deal

The FERA helped people who were unemployed get jobs, and the CCC helped made people get minium wage so they could pay for their families. The NYA was another part of Roosevelt's New Deal helped young adults get jobs and the PWA helped people get cobs constructing buildings and structures.

World War II

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Important people

The first picture is of Adolf Hitler the leader of the Nazi who are the enemies of the U.S. The second picture is of Harry Truman one of the presidents the War.
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WWII Timeline

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Questions

When Pearl Habor was bombed a sailor from Waco began shooting at the Japanese plane and it was believed that she did shot one down. Texas was also a center of soldier recruiting, and many women later started join the armed forces. Texas did contribe to the war in many ways When a lot of people started leaving for the war many Tejanos and Anglos started working as farmers and manufactures, but they were never excepted in the army . During the day the government would have planes fly around looking for harm. During the war the homefront changed a lot to first of all the government limited the amount of food that was consumed. Also the speed limits on the road changed and went down. The war ended in 1945 when Hitler killed himself and later that year the U.S. bombed Japan and the war ended for real.