Modern Texas

Harrison Hart

First Combat Plane

This was one of the first planes to be used in combat. It was used in WWI.
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No Man's Land

The space between the two trenches.
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Two Important

Woodrow Wilson-President during WWI and he asked congress to declare war on Germany.

Colonel Edward M. House-Was one of Wilson's most trusted advisers and he helped write the terms for the peace treaty.

QUESTIONS

  • What caused the U.S. to enter WWI?A German sub sunk a British steamboat that had American passengers also the Zimmerman telegram.

  • How did Texas play an important role during the war?Texas was where a bunch of the soldiers trained and the railroad system helped move men and supplies.

  • 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.

The Great Depression

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Black Tuesday

The day the stock market crashed.
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Children For Sale

People were so broke that they sold there children

Two important people

President Herbert Hoover- President that couldn't pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression.


FDR- He gave people jobs, created The New Deal, and insured banks during the Great Depression.

Timeline

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Questions

  • How did FDR, (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) pull the country out of depression? He created something called the New Deal, it was a series of laws created to pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression. He created government agencies to help supply people with jobs.

  • What caused the Dust Bowl and how did it affect farmers in Texas? The Dust Bowl was caused because there was an oversupply of wheat. There was a drought and all of the wheat died. There were really strong winds and that called the dust bowl. The dust suffocated live stock and caused people to have lung problems.

  • Which New Deal programs were important to Texas. FERA,CCC, the NYA,PWA,WPA, andthe AAA

  • How were tenant farmers and miners affected by the Great Depression? They lost there farms and they lost their jobs.

WWII

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was the German Nazi leader during WWII.
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Atomic Bomb

This is a picture of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.

Two Important People

Doris “Dorie” Miller, an African American sailor from Waco. He was serving on the battleship West Virginia when the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor came. Although Miller had no training as a gunner, he ran to an unattended deck gun and began firing. It is believed he shot down one or more Japanese warplanes while defending his ship.

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz of Fredericksburg commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet during the war.

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Timeline

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Questions

  • How did Texas contribute to the nation’s military effort in fighting World War II? Texas rented an air port to the U.S. so they could train people for war. It was in Sweet water, Texas, and it was rented to the U.S. for 1 dollar a year.

  • How did life changed for Texans on the home front during World War II? A bunch of war camps were built around Texas because it was so big. There was also aircraft production in Fort Worth.

  • How did WWII end? WWII ended with the surrender of the Axis powers about a week after Adolf Hitler committed suicide.