US History Lessons Learned

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1. When the new deal was created to fix the economic problems, it cost a lot of money and government debt increased

2. When African Americans moved to northern and western cities they will live in consolidated areas and learn/express their culture

3. ***Civil Rights*** to what extent have the oppressed in America been able to attain an equality of life?

3.1. Women's Rights

3.1.1. Women fought hard in the 1920's to break stereotypes. they fought for the right to vote and started going out to bars and smoking to retaliate against the harsh stereotypes set upon them.

3.2. WW2

3.2.1. Just because someone is from a threatening country doesn't mean they're a threat

3.3. WW2

3.3.1. America did nothing to save the Jews in camps

3.4. Black civil rights movement

3.4.1. blacks were continuously fighting for equal rights and equality (Black panthers, MLK)

3.4.2. Though the black panthers died out, the idea never went away. (a fraternity at WV University is trying to bring it back)

3.5. LBJ and Civil Rights

3.5.1. The great society: he said he would pass civil rights "in the name of JFK"

3.6. Vietnam War

3.6.1. The American people realized that they couldn't trust the government. While Nixon was trying to end the war using Vietnamization and failing, the government told the American people that it was, and the trust level among the American people plummeted.

4. ***Technology*** How does technology impact society?

4.1. Technology Warfare

4.1.1. more tanks and guns were created during the first world war, and caused war the way they knew it to change drastically

4.1.2. Radios to spread news faster

4.2. JFK and TV

4.2.1. has an impact on the type of candidate for president.

5. ***Media*** To what extent does the media influence people? To what extent does the media mirror or reflect society

5.1. The Cold War

5.1.1. The red scare- the american people were blaming each other for being communists

5.2. JFK

5.2.1. Used television to promote his ideas and control his country.

5.3. Vietnam War

5.3.1. Vietnam war Veterans came back to a country that didn't welcome them because of the way media influenced how they thought of them. The America people didn't know who to blame for the war, so they blamed the veterans. America learned that they can't blame the soldiers for a war they have no control of

6. ***Foreign Relations*** How have foreign entanglements influence America

6.1. WW1

6.1.1. forming allies can draw the country into a broader conflict.

6.1.2. When the US is involved in world affairs to a large extent, it is hard to be neutral if a major conflict breaks out.

6.2. WW2 Japanese interment camps

6.2.1. not all Japanese people are trying to hurt the US

6.3. WW2

6.3.1. nobody learned anything

6.4. The Cold War

6.4.1. Containment- America tried to keep communism contained and stop it from spreading

6.4.2. containing an idea is very challenging and it can lead the US into conflicts in wars

6.5. Vietnamese War

6.5.1. The US learned that we shouldn't have any relation with a country involved in communism. We tried to save south Vietnam from it, but we withdrew because of all the deaths and pointlessness and our ally lost because we wouldn't reenter the war.

7. ***Government*** What is the role and responsibility of the American government?

7.1. Prohibition

7.1.1. When the government tries to make a popular drug illegal it doesn't work. they had trouble keeping the laws in check and practically endorsed gang violence

7.2. New Deal

7.2.1. The new deal put many new organizations into play to try and minimize the effect of the great depression, yet many of them were unreliable and didn't make the intended impact

7.2.2. The employment level increased when they started to use the new deal because of the CCC

7.3. The great society

7.3.1. When the government creates large social programs and cuts taxes, governments debt will increase

8. ***Leaders & Presidents*** What makes an effective or ineffective leader?

8.1. FDR vs Hoover

8.1.1. FDR was said to have too much power and he was accused of being a dictator even though the people liked him

8.1.2. Hoover was hated by the public, there was an area called "hooverville" where all the homeless people went to live in shacks

8.2. WW2

8.2.1. New Technology can either help or hurt a situation

8.3. WW2

8.3.1. During doomsday, Hitler was too stubborn to move his troops until it was too late

9. ***Migration*** What causes migration and how has it impacted America?

9.1. The great migration

9.2. WW2

9.2.1. Jews tried to flee Germany but the immigration process was so extensive that not many did

10. ***Economics*** How has economics impacted America & Americans?

10.1. Great Depression

10.1.1. The great depression was a decade of heavy consumer spending and the wealth inequality was too high (the rich were too rich and the poor were too poor)

10.2. Conservation

10.2.1. The US started to learn how to conserve their resources during WW2

10.2.2. Sacrifices need to be made in order to have the resources to keep the country running