Modern Texas

World War 1

Woodrow Wilson

The president of the United States for the entire period of the war. During the first half of the war, Wilson, a Democrat, maintained a strictly neutral position and tried to serve as an active intermediary between the two sides. American neutrality remained a major theme during his 1916 reelection campaign. However, Wilson was soon forced to change his position when Germany began unrestricted submarine warfare and the American public was scandalized by the infamous Zimmerman telegram in 1917.

Winston Churchill

The first lord of the British admiralty. Although Churchill is better known for his role as Britain’s prime minister during World War II, he played a significant role in World War I as well, serving as the head of Britain’s navy until he was demoted in 1915 following the British failure at the Dardanelles. Shortly thereafter, Churchill resigned his post and went to serve on the western front as a battalion commander.

Combatants in the war

Two sides of the war. In the First World War, the Allies, which made up of 27 states including France, Britain, Russia, Italy , the United States, Rumania, Greece, Serbia and Japan, fought against the Central Powers including Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria

What caused the U.S. to join WWI? Germans sank ships with Americans on it multiple times. They also tried to get Mexico to join them but the note was intercepted.

How did Texas play a role in the war? They had railroads that helped movement and they also had soldiers that were training.

How did WWI end? Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 1918, and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated. On June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allied Nations (including Britain, France, Italy and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.

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The Great Depression


HE thought that the depression would not last long and that the U.S. would get over it. He stated that how we should fix this issue is to focus on individual distress and not involve the government as much.

How did FDR pull us out of depression? WHen he got elected he gave jobs to people and used the power of government to help out the community in a big way.

What caused the dust bowl and how did it affect Texas? Since Texas is a farming state it destroyed crops and fields and messed with the economy of Texas and made people loose jobs.

Which new deal helped Texas the most? The economy regrowth helped texas because there economy had been destroyed pretty much there way of life.

How were tenant farmers and miners affected by the Great Depression? Most of them lost there jobs and prices went down for stuff and it destroyed them.

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Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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