Three Eras of Modern Texas

by: Reagan Mathai

World War I

Porfirio Díaz was significant in the war because he was the dictator for Mexico.Many revolutionaries wanted to end his dictatorship and leave Mexico with a better government and improve the lives of the poor. The revolutionaries were successful and replaced him with reformer, Francisco Madero. Soon after, however, fighting broke out again, and Madero was assassinated.

Another Significant person in the war is President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was the 28th president and a strong effect in politics during this era also.

The countries in WW1 are 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. Archduke Ferdinand, of Austria-Hungary, was assassinated by a Serb on June 28, 1914.

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1. What caused the U.S. to enter the WW1?-Several U.S. ships traveling to Britain were damaged or sunk by German mines, and in February 1915 Germany announced unrestricted warfare against all ships, neutral or otherwise, that entered the war zone around Britain.

2. How did Texas play an important role during the war?- Because the camps were in Fort Worth

3. How did the World war 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

Herbert Hoover was a president during the great depression and was against helping people because he thought that it would've been over soon. He also blamed the economic industry and he thought that businessmen should solve the problem and didn't believe that the government should get involved in helping unemployed people.
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1.How did FDR, (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) pull the country out of depression?- with the new deal:a program Roosevelt meant to promote economic recovery and social reform and to end the Great depression

2.What caused the Dust Bowl and how did it affect farmers in Texas?- An era of time that windstorms carried dust into homes, it suffocated livestock, created lung problems and more. This was a hard time for farmers.

3.Which new deal programs were important to Texas?- it prevented another depression, and could get laws passed.

4.How were tenant farmers and miners affected by the great depression?-Demand was higher up and they couldn't produce as much as they wanted.


Doris Miller, an African American sailor from Waco, was serving on the battleship West Virginia when the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor came. Miller had no training as a gunner, but 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. Another significant person is James Earl Rudder was in the army reserves when he was called to duty in 1941. He left his teaching job and took command of an Army Ranger battalion. Rudder’s Rangers scaled 100-foot cliffs to knock out German gun emplacements in June 1944. Rudder himself was wounded twice. Despite this, he carried out the mission, silencing the guns and helping the invasion succeed.

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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1.How did Texas contribute to the nation’s military effort in fighting World War II?- The U.S. voted for a congressman who gave everyone the supplies in the war
2.How did life changed for Texans on the home front during World War II?- More supplies were needed so they put them at higher prices
3.How did WWII end?- Japan surrenders