Modern Texas

By: Luke bradshaw

Key People in the War

Winston Churchill- First Lord of the Admiralty. Resigned in 1915 for his role in the unsuccessful Gallipoli campaign. He returned as an officer on the Western front for several months. In 1917, he was appointed Minister of Munitions, where he was successful in organising supplies.

Key People in the war

Woodrow Wilson- Initially sought to keep America out of the global conflict. But, in 1917, he finally relented and took America into the war against Germany.

Which Side?

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

Central Powers are- Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria

What caused the us to enter ww1

Germany alliances with Mexico.

How did Texas Play an important role during the war.

Texans were interested in the events of World War I from the beginning of the conflict in Europe in August 1914, and with the sinking of the Lusitania in May 1915, a resolution was introduced into the Texas Senate.

How did WW1 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 signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.

The Great Depresion

Herbert Hoover

He was working to get the machinery working.


  • During World War I, federal spending grows three times larger than tax collections. When the government cuts back spending to balance the budget in 1920, a severe recession results. However, the war economy invested heavily in the manufacturing sector, and the next decade will see an explosion of productivity... although only for certain sectors of the economy.
  • An average of 600 banks fail each year.
  • Herbert Hoover becomes President.
    • Annual per-capita income is $750. More than half of all Americans are living below a minimum subsistence level.
    • Backlog of business inventories grows three times larger than the year before.
    • Recession begins in August, two months before the stock market crash. During this two month period, production will decline at an annual rate of 20 percent, wholesale prices at 7.5 percent, and personal income at 5 percent.
    • Stock market crash begins October 24. Investors call October 29 Black Tuesday. Losses for the month will total $16 billion, an astronomical sum in those days.

How did FDR pull us out of depression

Government-subsidized housing, federal involvement in health care, more TVA projects, and the "right to a useful and remunerative job" provided by the federal government if necessary.

Roosevelt died before the war ended and before he could implement his New Deal revival. His successor, Harry Truman, in a 16,000 word message on Sept. 6, 1945, urged Congress to enact FDR's ideas as the best way to achieve full employment after the war.

What caused the dust bowl and how did it affect farmers

The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930s depression-ridden America. When drought struck from 1934 to 1937, the soil lacked the stronger root system of grass as an anchor, so the winds easily picked up the loose topsoil and swirled it into dense dust clouds, called “black blizzards.” Recurrent dust storms wreaked havoc, choking cattle and pasture lands and driving 60 percent of the population from the region.

Witch new deal programs were important to texas

Called "The New Deal," Roosevelt's plan replaced the laissez-faire policies of the previous administration and created a lasting legacy of jobs, restoration, and cultural progress that can still be seen in our parks, museums, public institutions, music, and art.

How were farmers and miners affected by this?

Mines were closed and people left there farms.


Key people

Adolf Hitler- was the Dictator of Germany and was part of Nazi Party.

Key people

General Hideki Tojo-was the prime minister of Japan from October of 1941 to July of 1944. Tojo was an aggressive army General and became minister of war in July of 1941. After he attempted to improve Japan’s relations with the US and failed, he ordered to go to war and the attack of Pearl Harbor.

Which side?

Axis Powers- Germany Italy and Japan

Allies- US, Britain, France, China, Austria, Canada, The soviet Union, New zealand and India

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How did Texas contribute to the nations military effort in fighting WW2

When Pearl harbor got attacked they really wanted revenge.

How did life change for texas on the home front

Women started to take the jobs of men

How did WW2 end

Atomic Bombs were dropped on Japan and they surrendered.