U.S. History Lessons Learned

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U.S. History Lessons Learned by Mind Map: U.S. History Lessons Learned

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

1.1. WW2

1.1.1. America did nothing to save Jews, so they were still put in camps to die

1.1.2. Just because someone is from the country that is the enemy doesn't mean they're a threat

1.2. Civil Rights

1.2.1. Black Panthers A group of African American citizens grouped together to watch over the police in their neighborhoods

1.2.2. Malcolm X Civil Rights activist that believed in using violence as self defense. This can be a risky tactic if the force you are up against is stronger

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

2.1. Radio

2.1.1. Allowed for news and information to travel faster

2.1.2. More common national culture

2.2. War Fare

2.2.1. When there is new technology it will effect how war is fought

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

3.1. Red Scare/McCarthyism

3.1.1. The Hollywood Ten were ten screenwriters who were accused of being communists, they refused to admit to being communist and did not name anyone else

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

4.1. World War 1

4.1.1. Forming Allies can draw the country into a broader conflict

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

4.2. WW2

4.2.1. The world did not learn much from WW1

4.3. Cold War

4.3.1. Korean War The Korean War split Korea in half but helped us gain an alliance with South Korea that stands to today

4.3.2. Containment Containing an idea is very challenging and it can lead the US into conflicts and wars

4.4. Vietnam

4.4.1. The United States believed that they had been fired at by the Vietnamese, so they engaged in a fight, the Vietnamese never fired at the US. A lesson that can be learned would be to wait for all the information to come in before causing a fight. Especially if it were to be a fight that can't be easily ended.

4.4.2. The United States did not allow its troops to fight outside of Vietnam, this information was known by North Vietnam. North Vietnam used this against the US so that they could escape the attacks into other areas. A lesson that can be learned from this could be to allow fighting in other areas where the enemy could attempt to hide in so the fight is fair and the enemy can't run and hide where others can't follow.

4.4.3. The Paris Peace Accords ended the Vietnam War, however after it was signed the North broke the treaty and invaded the South. They won and turned the South communist. The US never came in to help. This was considered a loss for America because South Vietnam turned communist. A lesson that can be learned from this would be to make sure that a treaty cannot be broken without consequence and if a treaty is broken to come in to help fix it.

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

5.1. Prohibition

5.1.1. The banning of alcohol caused more crime

5.1.2. Speakeasies from prohibition helped to bring in jazz music

5.2. LBG

5.2.1. The Great Society When the government creates large social programs and cuts taxes, government debt will increase

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

6.1. WW2

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

6.2. JFK

6.2.1. Cuban Missile Crisis Cuba had missiles that were owned by the Soviet Union that could have been fired at the US. JFK agreed to take out the US missiles that were near the Soviet Union so long as the Cuban missiles were taken out

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

7.1. The Great Migration

7.1.1. African Americans coming from the South to the North

7.1.2. The Harlem Renaissance was when African Americans went to the North in order to celebrate their African Culture through music, literature, and art

7.2. WW2

7.2.1. Jews tried to flee Germany, however the immigration process was so hard that few did

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

8.1. Great Depression

8.1.1. FDR attempted to save the American people by creating the New Deal. Hoover however was not president during the Great Depression and therefore did not try to stop it or help the people.

8.1.2. When the New Deal was created to fix the economic problems, it cost a lot of money and government debt increased

8.1.3. Cause A- Distribution of wealth in the 1920s Cause B- Banks failed and people lost their money Cause C- There was a bubble in the stocks Cause D- Dust Bowl hit urban and rural areas *Cause E- Buying stocks on margin*

8.2. WW2

8.2.1. Women and African Americans can do a lot to help the country