US History 2 Lessons Learned

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

1.1. People would take out too much credit and would pay with money they didn't have

1.2. Causes of the Great Depression

1.2.1. People bought stocks on credit which meant when the stocks go down people would stop paying their loans which would cause the banks to fail and the people lose money.

1.2.2. Overproduction and people will decrease their buying of the products which means that the company fails and people lose their jobs and the people lose money.

1.2.3. When debt is too high and savings is too low, people will struggle during bad times because they can't pay their debt and don't have money to fall back on.

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

2.1. One example is when the African Americans migrated here from the southern areas they moved to northern cities. This allowed them to create their own culture and express it.

2.2. WW2

2.2.1. America didn't know the extent of the holocaust and refused many jews entrance to the country and Hitler was able to keep and kill.

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

3.1. WW2

3.1.1. Leaders like Hitler who are willing to fight until the end can be challenging to defeat.

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

4.1. Prohibition cancelled the making and selling of alcohol. This caused mobsters to try and take over cities and people making bars known as saloons. This would also lead to gangs and people trying to make illegal drugs legal.

4.2. New Deal

4.2.1. When the government tries to fix the economy it is very expensive and will increase debt

4.3. WW2

4.3.1. Since Hitler was in power and kept pushing limits with persecution and no one stopped him he was able to continue what he was doing and kill that many people.

4.4. ww2-investment, production, conservation, japanese internment camps, holocaust, pearl harbor, magnett, battle of owkinawa, battle of berlin, battle of stalingrad, battle of nowmandy, battle of the bulge,, battle of midway

4.5. Great Society: when the government creates large welfare program and decreases taxes government debt will increase-LBJ

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

5.1. When there are new advances in technology there will be effects on warfare

5.2. WW2

5.2.1. New powerful weapons can quickly new war when one side has them.

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

6.1. prohibition, flappers, jazz, kkk, technology, harlem renaissance, scope trials

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

7.1. World War 1: Forming allies can draw the country into a broader conflict ~ When the US is involved in world affairs to a large extent, it is hard to be neutral if a major conflict breaks out.

7.2. Russia,Turkey,Germany,England,France,League of nations, Wilson 14 points, woodrow wilson, treaty of versailles, modern warefare, no mans land,sinking of cusitan, zimmerman telegram

7.3. Vietnam

7.3.1. The U.S. policy was to stop the spread of communism all together. The north had fallen into communism and the U.S government sought to stop it from spreading any farther. We sought to bring down communism. The lesson that could learned from this is to be more strict in making a stand against communism in other countries all together. Moving forward its important to do what is necessary to get the spread of communism contained.

7.3.2. Leading up to the capture of Hamburger Hill, soldiers were dying left and right in Vietnam, The american civilians at home were not happy with the fact that many soldiers have died all for the taking of a hill. When the hill was finally captured and the veterans came back home, many were treated terrible and harassed for what happened. The lesson that can be learned from this is to try to negotiate first and think out a more tactical plan before multiple soldiers are killed for the capture of a hill.

7.3.3. In the beginning, Indochina was a French colony. It included the modern countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. France had control, and those countries wanted freedom. This would greatly affected the U.S. Foreign Relations. Going into it WW2 weakened Imperial powers, it began to decline worldwide. The lesson that could be learned from this is to allow countries their rightful independence and stop Imperialism. Moving forward the U.S. will know in the future how to better handle the situation as a whole.

8. N.A.T.O

8.1. Making alliances with a large group makes your country stronger

9. Civil Rights Movement

9.1. African Americans fight for freedom

9.2. Freedom riders and walk ins fueled the movement of civil rights to all