US History II Lessons Learned

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1. Due to the lack of leadership in the Vietnam War, communism spread. Many people fled to escape. 1,000,000 Americans died in the war, and 58,000 died afterwards. America's economy and image suffered, the US was shocked they had lost, and many Americans no longer trusted the government. This taught our country to instead of fight, maintain peace. Which is where the Paris Peace Accords came in. Our country has learned from this to be more hesitant before trusting anybody, and to avoid any sort of violence at all costs.

2. More jobs were created and more Americans became employed which helped finance their families.

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

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

4.1. The Radio: Could broadcast nationally, giving a national culture. People could participate & listen to world events from thousands of miles away. Later on, the TV, and then, the internet.

4.1.1. WW1 Warfare: Technology advanced so much, so quickly, it had a huge impact on the style of warfare. - concluding in us seeing us watching the tragedy of WW1 happen.

4.2. Without television people only knew the names of famous people - not what they looked like, and if they wanted to see what they looked like they'd have to see them live. EX: Jimmy Braddock

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

5.1. Hoover was all about Independence and having people take care of themselves while FDR was always like a backhand to its country's citizens. - Which is why FDR had a more positive feedback.

5.1.1. In the Vietnam War, leadership was very poor. Nixon told his citizens that his plan of "vietnamization" was coming along successfully, when really it wasn't. Lying to those who looked up to him caused the citizens to question the government. Nixon lying to the entire nation lead to failing to contain communism, and losing the trust of everyone around him. The lesson learned was for everyone to be less gullible, and think twice about who you're trusting, no matter how safe it seems.

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

6.1. Prohibition: Lesson learned through prohibition was that it was very expensive for the government to regulate drugs. & is very difficult to stop people from doing drugs. - Crime increased because there was a demand for alcohol because it was illegal, it was done underground - making it a competition.

6.2. The role of government significantly expanded due to The Great Depression , gave jobs, money, homes, food, ect. - and it didn't stop after The Great Depression, it remained along as grew larger.

7. **Foreign Relations** How many foreign entanglements influence America?

7.1. WW1

7.1.1. When the US is involved in war affairs to a large extent. It is hard to stay neutral if a major conflict breaks out.

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

7.2. The more allies, the better

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

8.1. When the government took the japanese americans to those camps, we learned that we should not punish people due to their race.

8.2. In the Vietnam War, soldiers did not defend the war because they had wanted to but because they were forced to. They didn't get to have an opinion or choose if they wanted to stay or go. The soldiers dealt with the bad times to the best of their abilities, and worked as hard as possible. This taught us to respect our soldiers, and to be more considerate of what they have been through for our country.

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

9.1. Great Migration: When groups of people migrate, they settle in concentrated, dense areas which has pros and cons. Pros; people around speak the same language, eat the same food, have the same religion & listen to the same music. Cons: sometimes are discriminated, high levels of poverty, immigrants had nothing less than the clothes on their back, had no money and had to start from scratch.

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

10.1. The Great Depression

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

10.1.1.1. Banks could only back up $100,000

10.2. People were buying loans in order to buy stocks when they already had enough.

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