U.S. History II Lessons Learned

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

1.1. people in the 1920s started to take out too much credit.

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

2.1. Migration has many causes. one is when African Americans slowly began to migrate out of the south and into the rest of nation and developed their own culture.

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

3.1. FDR was a Democrat that was chosen for office during the great depression because he had a good plan unlike Hoover who had no plan at all.

3.1.1. Many times civil rights leaders are assassinated because they are seen as a threat. just because you killed a person does not mean you killed the idea.

3.2. Vietnam Beginning: One of the first mistakes of the Vietnam war was when the U.S. acted on an attack that never happened in the first place. When the Maddox ship was first attacked on August 2nd, the U.S. did nothing in response. But when it was rumored that there was an attack on the 4th of august, that is when we attacked. there was no attack on the 4th, which means the U.S. just started a war. This makes america not only look bad but also it turns the American people away in protest. There should have been better communication to the president and leaders of the military the first time the ship was attacked because now the U.S. started a war off in the wrong direction.

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

4.1. when the government decides to make popular drugs illegal it causes conflicts and gangs example: prohibition

4.1.1. When the government tries to fix the economy it is very expensive and will increase debt. Great society: when the government creates a big welfare program and reduces tax, government debt increases

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

5.1. Holocaust: When America does not respond to a violation of human rights, that violation will grow worse.

5.1.1. the African Americans demanded equality and went through many hardships to get it Non-violence was fueling the civil rights moment to a wall. it gained so much Attention.

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

6.1. when there are new advancements in technology, there is an impact on warfare.

6.1.1. the presidential debates where publisised on TV for the first time during JFK presidency debate

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

7.1. black people got beat up on purpose to get on TV and to gain public opinion

7.2. During the Vietnam war, the U.S. leaders and military gave out information during the war that the media and the people took and publicized with their opinions all over it. due to the more advanced technology than any of the other wars, this made sharing information much easier and effective. This creates a big problem with the American people and their outlooks on the war and anti-war efforts. This being said, it is important that the American military not to blat out information about the war that alarms people to protest about the war. Even though it was not a very well fought war by the Americans, war is brutal and serious and certain people can't handle it so by not shareing everything about it, it helps with the media and the press to not be so rational about the war

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

8.1. WWI: By making more alliances with foreign nations, the U.S. has engaged in many nations conflicts. for example: the league of nations.

8.2. U.S. policy of containment: The reason why the U.S. was involved in the Vietnam war was because of the U.S. policy of containing communism. That was the problem that the soldiers faced that the north Vietnamese did not. Purpose. The U.S. soldiers saw that there was no real point in fighting this war. Where as the North Vietnamese where fighting for independence, which is one of the best motivators for soldiers. It was hard for the American soldiers to look at the war that they are fighting and see any reason why they should care about any of it. That is why the policy of containment does not work for the Vietnam war scenario. there needs to be an obvious purpose and that is important for the U.S. soldiers to fight