US History Lessons Learned

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

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

1.1. Women got more rights

1.2. Just because someone is from the country thats the enemy doesn't mean they are a threat (WWll)

1.3. America did nothing to save Jews, so they were still placed in camps to die WWll

1.4. Malcolm X believed in violence only for self defense. This can be a risky tactic if the force you are up against is stronger.

1.5. Black Panthers: The men passed away but their ideas never died.

1.6. JFK: He somewhat tried to avoid civil rights during his presidency by stopping protests and avoiding conversation about it. The drama was so intense he couldn't avoid it forever

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

2.1. Radio

2.2. Warfare

2.3. TV: Technology can have an impact on the type of candidate for president

3. ***Economics:*** How has economics impacted America & Americans?

3.1. Great depression

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

3.1.2. A cause or the great depression is that the factories in the 1920s were producing too many goods

3.2. Women and African Americans can do a lot for the country(WW ll)

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

4.1. The great migration-when African americans move to cities they will live in certain areas WWll)

4.2. Jews tried to flee Germany but because the immigration process was so hard few did (WWll)

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

5.1. FDR Vs Hoover

5.1.1. Hoover was a republication and had a more of a laid back approach and FDR was a democrat and had a more got it done approach and made the new deal.

5.2. Hitler was too stubborn to move his troops until it was to late WWll

5.3. 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. WWll

5.4. MLK: believed that everyone should be equal. Wanted whites and blacks so be able to live along each other. This is still a popular belief.

5.5. Vietnam War

5.5.1. Nixon promised in his speech that he would end the war and get peace in Vietnam. Which he did not do. He did not end the war or get peace, the U.S actually lost the war. Right when Nixon pulled out the U.S troop the South Vietnamese were overthrown and Vietnam fully turned communist. So pretty much they went to war to end the communism but we did not achieve this. The lesson learned from this is don't get into wars you can't win or need to be in

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

6.1. JFK used television to address things to the country. This made him popular to the public.

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

7.1. Prohibition when government made alcohol illegal when the government makes a very popular drug illegal it will start a problem

7.2. The Great Society: When the government creates large social programs and cut taxes, government debt will increase.

7.3. The government was just waiting for a reason to go to war with Vietnam. They had intentions to go to war with them months in advance, before the war even started. The government really messed up when they went to war with Vietnam after a false attack on August 4. Once that got out the people were outraged. The lesson learned from this is that the role and responsibility of the government isn't to try to go to war with another country the goal is to try and stay out of war and that is not what they did.

7.3.1. Vietnam War

7.3.2. The people were outraged by the Vietnam war which caused protest for peace and to end the war. Most of the people who were protesting were people who could get drafted or got drafted. People would burn there draft cards or go to college but only the wealthy could go to college so the middle class and lower class people are the ones who ended up getting drafted. The protest went on for the whole war. The lesson learned from this is if the government starts a unpopular war that the U.S shouldn't even be in they will not get support from the people.

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

8.1. World War 1

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

8.1.1.1. When the U.S is involved in world affairs to a large extent , it is hard to be neutral if a major conflict break out

8.2. The world didn't learn anything from WWl because WWll happened because off the same reasons (Causes of WWll)