US History II Lessons Learned

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

1.1. In the Great Depression there was a great stock market crash and the economy went from the Greatest in US history at the time to the lowest it has ever been

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

2.1. There has been a large amount of immigrants that came into the US and they were all discriminated against in the US.

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

3.1. FDR vs. Hoover was a very important presidential race that FDR eventually won because of his outlook on this and his many solutions to fix the economy.

3.2. JFK set up an attack on Cuba using their refugees that wanted to free their people who couldn't get out. He trained them but mistakenly allowed them to use United States military weapons so Cuba and Soviet Russia knew it was them. This was known as the Bay of Pigs.

3.3. Vietnam

3.3.1. This was a war that was not supposed to be fought in the first place. Most of the american population didn't agree with this war but the president didn't care. He decided to keep pushing on. When the country doesn't want to fight a war and the soldier's don't want to participate the war will not go well. The soldier's would party in the tropical climate while they weren't fighting because they didn't want to go into battle. This didn't go well for the US. Their soldiers were motivated to fight for their independence and most of the US soldiers didn't know what they were fighting for. I think the US can learn to not involve themselves in war when the country doesn't agree and the soldiers that are fighting don't have any motivation to participate.

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

4.1. New Deal: When the government tries to fix the economy it is very expensive and will increase debt.

4.2. The Us government was not allowed to participate in WW2 against Germany until someone attacked them and when Pearl Harbor happened they declared war.

4.3. Great Society: When the government creates large well-fair programs and decreases taxes the government debt will increase

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

5.1. Women protested after the war to gain the rights in the US that men had and they succeeded and eventually got equal rights.

5.2. Holocaust when America does not respond to a violation of Human Rights, that violation will grow worse.

5.3. During the Civil Rights movement the black Panthers were fighting

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

6.1. When there are new advancements in technology there will be effects on warfare.

6.2. In WW2 the US had new technology in warfare called a Nuke. This nuke is very effective and kills many people but many other countries have them now.

6.3. Vietnam

6.3.1. In this war the US had many bombing raids on the Ho Chi Minh trail. These were napalm bombs which were gasoline based and stuck onto people and burned the forests down. Another think they used was called "agent orange" This item was used to clear the leaves off of the tops of trees so that they could see the Vietnamese in the forest. Little did they know agent orange caused cancer and many soldiers from the Vietnam war are still suffering the effects of agent orange today. Both of these things are banned in war today. I believe that the US can learn from this by finding out what is in their bombs and their weapons before they backfire on themselves.

7. ***Media*** To what extent does the media influence people?

7.1. The US was in changing times and people in the US were focused on sports and entertainment and the radio, newspapers, and magazines were a big part of that.

7.2. In WW2 the US wanted to help out the Jewish people who were being massacred and the Media played a role in getting into this war.

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

8.1. The USA made an organization called NATO and this was an allience between the US and many western european countries.

8.2. Vietnam

8.2.1. In Vietnam they didn't end things the way that they should've. They made an agreement with the North Vietnamese to pull their troops out of Vietnam and the war would be over. The second the American's were out of Vietnam the North Vietnamese attacked the south. I believe that the US could've handled this situation better because they allowed communism to spread and didn't go back to Vietnam even though they knew the North went straight back into the South.