WW1, Great Depression, and WW2
Key People Involved
- President Woodrow Wilson- The president during World War 1 who helped lead America through the dark times of the war as well as craft the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure world peace.
Vladimir Lenin- Lenin was smuggled into Russia where he successfully led the Russian revolution and accepted a harsh peace treaty with Germany in return for leaving the conflict.
President during time of War
Map of the many different alliances during WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II
led Germany on a more bellicose, self-assertive foreign policy, where he wished to see Germany become a major European power.
How did Texas play an important role during the war?- Texans saw service in the armed forces during the course of the war
How did WWI end?- Germany had 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 signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.
Newspaper which tells the public about share prices on the New York Stock Exchange completely collapsing.
A Soup Kitchen serving the homeless
Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He was a professional mining engineer and was raised as a Quaker.
Herbert Hoover and The Great Depression
What caused the Dust Bowl and how did it affect farmers in Texas?- severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion and greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies
Which New Deal programs were important to Texas? - AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ADMINISTRATION, CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS, and the NATIONAL YOUTH ADMINISTRATION.
How were tenant farmers and miners affected by the Great Depression?- The first major New Deal initiative aimed to help farmers attempted to raise farm prices to a level equitable to the years 1909-14. Mines were closed or abandoned and coal miners became one of the most vulnerable occupational groups in the country during the early years of the Depression
Key People Involved
- Adolf Hitler- the dictatorial leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, or Nazi Party, commanding German forces throughout World War II
- Franklin D. Roosevelt- Roosevelt held the presidency from 1934-1945, leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.
Leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
Piece of United States WW2 Propaganda
A map of the borders of countries during World War 2
How did Texas contribute to the nation’s military effort in fighting World War II?- Texans responded to the call for troops in great numbers. After four long years of war, Texas had supplied a greater percentage of men and women to the armed forces than any other state with more than 700,000 in uniform.
How did life changed for Texans on the home front during World War II?- On the home front during World War II Texans sacrificed whatever was necessary to support "our boys overseas."
How did WWII end?- The U.S dropped two different bombs on the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.