US History Lessons Learned

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US History Lessons Learned by Mind Map: US History Lessons Learned

1. We entered the war- the people didn't think it was right that we entered a war that didn't have to do with us. The United States enter the war to prevent the spread of communism. Lesson Learned: After we left the North Vietnamese entered South Vietnam. Instead of interfering with them we just let it go.

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

2.1. WWII

2.1.1. America didn't do anything to save the Jews, so they were still put in camps

2.2. Black Panthers

2.2.1. For black rights and force if needed

2.3. Civil Rights Movement

2.3.1. Blacks were continuously fighting for equal rights and to stop Jim Crow laws

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

3.1. Radio

3.2. Warfare

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

4.1. Great Depression

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

4.2. WWII

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

5.1. The Great Migration

5.2. WWII

5.2.1. Jews tried to flee Germany but because the immigration process was so hard not many did

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

6.1. WWII

6.1.1. New technology can either help or harm the situation, so U.S. leaders must be more careful at using new technology in war

6.2. Nixon's plan of Vietnamization didn't work- The U.S. wanted to be able to leave Vietnam so they came up with a plan. They were slowly going to leave and replace American soldiers with Vietnamese ones. Lesson Learned: We learned that sometimes you don't always get a win. Or even that sometimes you just shouldn't enter a war that doesn't involve you.

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

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

8.1. Prohibition

8.2. The Great Society

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

8.3. We "lost" the war. The Vietnamese took over after we left- After the U.S. soldiers left the Vietnamese soldiers took over. They weren't strong enough to hold off the North. The North took over and spread communism. The government/military could've made a decision to prevent this but they didn't. Lesson Learned: Sometimes you should step up and take charge. But other times it's best to pull back and let things play out. This is what the U.S. did. When the North took over they let it play out because of what happened the first time they entered the war.

9. ***Foreign Relations*** How have foreign entanglements influence America?

9.1. World War 1

9.1.1. Forming allies can draw the country into a broader conflict

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