Modern Texas

By: Kate Costello


Sides of the War

World War 2 was fought between two groups of countries. On one side were the Axis Powers, including Germany, Italy and Japan. On the other side were the Allies. They included Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China and the United States of America.
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Many troops fought in dangerous conditions and were always on alert for anything that happens.
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The Allies included Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States. These countries fought against the Central Powers which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.

woodrow wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, known as Woodrow Wilson, was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. He was the one who declared war on Germany.

albert sidney burleson

Albert Sidney Burleson was a conservative Democrat and United States Postmaster General and Congressman. He directed the government's wartime operation of the national telephone and telegraph system.

WWI TimeLine


What caused the U.S. to enter WWI?

Americans stayed neutral in the war until German submarines kept sinking ships which made the Americans mad, so they joined the war.

How did Texas play an important role during the war?

Civilians in Texas supported the troops in a variety of ways. They bought war bonds, which were issued by the government to help pay the costs of the war. Texans and other Americans also donated money to the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other groups that helped war victims in Europe. To ensure that there was enough food for the soldiers overseas, people voluntarily rationed the amount of food they ate.Many Texas women worked as nurses and farmers, as well as in factories.

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.

The Great Depression

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This is what the stock market looked like during the Great Depression
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This is a picture of what he Dust Bowl did during the Great Depression

Herbert Hoover

President Hoover did not think that the Great Depression would last long. He thought that the federal government was not doing good on helping unemployed people. He relied on state and local governments, churches, charities, and individuals to provide relief.

Great Depression Timeline


How did FDR pull the country out of depression?

He launches the new deal, he made programs that included relief for the poor, Jobs recovery for the economy, economic reforms.

What caused the Dust Bowl and how did it affect farmers in Texas?

The dust made lots of people suffocate, crops would not grow, cattle starved, people starved.

Which New Deal programs were important to Texas.

Relief for the poor, jobs for the jobless, recovery for the economy, and economic reforms to prevent another depression.

How were tenant farmers and miners affected by the Great Depression?

Most moved west to try and find jobs in California or Oregon.


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this is a picture of someone getting ready to fight in the war
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women had a big role in the war

Adol Hitler

Hitler became leader of Germany and gave himself dictatorship. He invaded Poland, which started World War II. He lead Germany in the war and wanted to kill all the jews.

Venito mussolini

he was the prime minister of italy, and a dictator alongside Hitler. He was overthrown in 1943.

Countries in WWII

The Axis- German, Italy, Japan

The Allies- Australia, Brazil, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States

How did Texas contribute to the nation’s military effort in fighting World War II?

Lots of Concentration camps were and Texas, along with a place for people to train for the war.

How did life changed for Texans on the home front during World War II?

Lots of scrap drives, helped shape Texas, and make population bigger because more people moved to Texas.

How did WWII end?

WWII ended in 1945 with the surrender of the Axis powers.