Modern Texas

WW1, The great depression, and WW2

World War 1

How did the US enter the war?

First the Germans sunk the Lusitania with american passengers. Then the Germans told Mexico that if they joined them in the war than after the war they would help take back the land that the US took from them in the americain mexicain wars including Texas

Important People

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was the president of the US at the time that WW1 happened. He was the one who after the sinking of passenger ship Lusitania and the threat to loose Texas.

Winston Churchill

He was know in WW1 for being the head of the British navy

Sides of WW1

The Allies were- France, Britain, Russia, Italy , the United States, Romania, Greece, Serbia and Japan,

The Central powers were- Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria.

Why was texas important in the war?

Texas had four key air force bases located in Fort Worth, Waco, Houston and San Antonio that were used for training soldiers.


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How did the war end?

In 1918 Germany surrendered and all of the nation agreed to stop fighting. They made it legal by signing the treaty of Versailles

The Great Depression

Herbert Hovers Involvement

Herbert Hoover was the president of the United States at the time that the great depression hit. He would say that it would be over soon but he never really got involved.

How the Depretion Started

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The Dust Bowl

Lots of farmer over cultivated their land and when a drought hit their land dried and their crops died. With all of this dried dirt the wind stirred it up and it became a dust storm. This destroyed many houses, cars and other building.

Farmers and Miners

The great depression affected many farmers and miners. It affected the farmers because the dust bowl destroyed almost all of the things that they had. It affected miners because they drilled so much oil that the price went down by a lot and they had to find secondary jobs or they would go broke.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan

FDR's plan to get the US out of the depression was to make lots of government projects that would pay the workers with government money in hope to gets lots of people back on there feet.

How his plan affected Texas

Lots of these government projects that he made were located in Texas. He had people working on state parks includind caddo lake and Palo Duro Canyon state Parks.

World War Two

Who were on what sides

The Allies- Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China and the United States of America.

The Axis Power- Germany, Italy and Japan


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How did Texas contribute

First off more of Texas's citizens percent joined the war than any other state. Also the 36th division nicknamed the Texas Division Was one of the first american divisions to enter the war. There were also many military camps in Texas

Change of Texas's Homefront

In Texas lots of the US's troops were trained here. Also there were lots of Texas woman who served in the war. They would help assemble planes or mix gunpowder.

How the War Ended

Firs of on May 8, 1945 germany surrendered leading to VE day or Victory in Europe. Then on August 15, 1945 Japan surrendered after having two nuclear bombs dropped on two of its cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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