US History Lessons Learned

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

1. Technology- How does technology impact society?

1.1. Radio:

1.1.1. When new technology is made up, we can broadcast live events or newes happening

1.1.2. New forms of technology keep people connected

1.2. Trench Warfare:

1.2.1. Technology advanced much and quickly, it had a huge impact on the style of warfare

1.3. The atomic bombs:

1.3.1. brought good and bad impacts on our society,although it killed hundreds, it was the fastest way to bring the the war to an end

1.4. JFK

1.4.1. he used TV to get people to like him and to vote for him. Every president since him have used the TV .

2. Media- To what extent does the media influence people? To what extent dies the media mirror or reflect society?

2.1. World War 2:

2.1.1. We learned the media is very influential to the public, Hitler used it to his advances

2.2. Invention of credit:

2.2.1. During the 1920's the invention of credit had made a big hit in the banks, what most consumers did not know was that they used credit, in reality they were creating mass debt.

2.3. Red Scare

2.3.1. McCarthy knew there was TV (new) so he used it to create fear among the US, he used it to gain support

2.4. JFK assassination

2.4.1. When a traumatic event occurs that is not understood by the people, they will begin to spread rumors and conspiracy theories to explain the situation to themselves

2.5. Emmitt Till

2.5.1. he was murdered by white supremacists and his mom had an open casket funeral to show people what they have done to her child

2.6. Vietnam

2.6.1. The media during Vietnam influences people because there were many protest for being against the war and many veterans were participating in the protests to end the war. Many Americans were against the war, and the troops that were in Vietnam were treated poorly when they returned home. This was important because America was very divided at the time.

3. Foreign Relations- How have foreign entanglements influence America?

3.1. World war 1:

3.1.1. When the U.S is involved in World affairs to a large extent, it is hard to be neutral if a major conflict breaks out

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

3.2. World War 2

3.2.1. The atomic bomb, after it went off, did not ease tension between the soviet union and the US. We learned that sacrifice is just important as battle

3.3. World War 2:

3.3.1. After WW1, the world didnt learn it's lesson, which led to similar causes of WW2 . Things changed after WW2

3.4. Treaty Of Versailles:

3.4.1. The TOV was put in place to punish germany, but the punishment was too harsh, which allows someone like Hitler to rise to power in a desperate time.

3.5. Harlem Reneissance:

3.5.1. people of all backgrounds were migrating to the US and citizens in the US migrated to the North, overpopulation in neighborhoods

3.6. Allies

3.6.1. the more allies we have, the easier it is to succed, more help NATO

3.7. Communism

3.7.1. If we dont help out to stop communism, the country fails and the US loses economic trading partners

3.8. korean war

3.8.1. stays involved and supports our aliies, help South Korea

3.8.2. just because you think your goal is just doesn't mean it is easy, like the korean war

3.9. cold war

3.9.1. America's foreign policies have changed during the early years of the Korean War, by using stricter policies against containing communism

3.9.2. Western front feared that Stalin would end up like Hitler, so they created NATO to protect themselves in case of attack

3.10. Vietnam

3.10.1. The US supports south Vietnam to contain communism, but Vietnam wanted to be communist, we were on the wrong side, essentially we would win their war.

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

4.1. World War 2:

4.1.1. Holocaust - When leaders go unchallenged,Hitler will continue to destroy, because nobody is stopping him

4.1.2. When the government took the Japanese Americans to the camps, we learned that we should not punish people due to race

4.2. Boycotts

4.2.1. They learned by peacefully protesting that they could get buses to desegregate and take a step forward for the CRM

4.3. Leaders

4.3.1. even though MLK and Malcolm X are dead their ideas and tactics havent gone anywhere, they are still used, they were effective

4.4. Black Panthers

4.4.1. if you engage in self defense, the result could take you out. It is a risky thing to do. like when they tried to go against the chicago ploice, this movement did not last long

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

5.1. Prohibiton:

5.1.1. Very expensive to illegalize the sales of alcohol

5.1.2. Difficult to stop people from taking a popular drug (alcohol)

5.2. New Deal

5.2.1. Government created these new deals, programs, to help the american citizens get back on their feet


5.3. Role of Gov. significantly expanded

5.3.1. presidents after FDR are creating their own forms of things, like the new deal

5.4. World War 2:

5.4.1. The dropping of the Atomic Bomb may have ended WW2, but casualties were high and the effects afterwards had both pos. and neg. points

5.5. Great Depression:

5.5.1. When an country's economy crashes the government must come and get involved, like making programs to help americans get back on their feet.

5.6. Red Scare

5.6.1. the government has to make sure the threat they are taking on is real, McCarthyism was not real

5.7. Great society

5.7.1. When the government cuts taxes and creates large social programs, government debt increases

6. Leaders and Presidents- What makes an effective leader?

6.1. FDR vs. Hoover

6.1.1. FDR was accused of trying to make america a socialist country. FDR created lots of programs to help citizens. People wanted to listen to FDR more, he had a plan

6.1.2. Hoover lost to FDR and took him to court for the socialist problem. Hoover believed that people should fix their own problems

6.1.3. I feel that Hoover would have been a better president because he didn't want to interfere with the citizens lives

6.2. World War 2:

6.2.1. Leaders that use total war are immoral but very effective

6.3. Vietnam

6.3.1. Nixon wanted to end the war and he ordered bombing raids to occupy NV while pulling out the troops, this leads to the Paris Peace Agreement but 2 years after the Agreement was signed NV invades SV and the South falls to communism. Failed to contain communism.

7. Migration- What causes migration and how had it impacted America

7.1. The Great Migration

7.1.1. Hundreds of thousands of blacks moved to nothern cities for jobs because of most men in the war

7.1.2. By 1920s over 5 million of the Nation's 12 million blacks lived in cities

7.1.3. When groups of people migrate they settle in concentrated areas which has pros and cons

7.2. World War 2:

7.2.1. Holocaust- Jewish people were segregated and werent allowed to leave the country due to germany and other country's restrictions on migrations

8. Economics- How has economics impacted America and Americans?

8.1. Prohibition:

8.1.1. The government banned alcohol but to failed to budget enough $ to enforce prohibition

8.1.2. This amendment was repealed in the 21 amendment

8.2. Great Depression

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

8.2.2. People were taking out loans to buy stocks, if stocks go down, the person taking the loan wont pay the loan back, leads to bank failure

8.3. World War 2:

8.3.1. People would invest in war bonds, which showed America that investing in our country not only benefits the soldiers, but it also benefits you

8.4. Great Depression

8.4.1. The high unemployment rates from the Great Depression caused many americans to lose their jobs, and the impact that this has on america and americans is that people were having their houses foreclosed and many people were poor and starving

8.5. Mass production and under consumption:

8.5.1. US farms and businesses were pushing out way too many good for consumers to buy (kick started the dust bowl)