U.S. History Lessons Learned

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U.S. History Lessons Learned by Mind Map: U.S. History Lessons Learned

1. Soviet Union Containment

1.1. Spread of Communism

1.2. U.S. Policy of containment

1.3. China falling to Communism

1.4. Korean War

1.5. Marshall plan

1.6. NATO

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

2.1. 1920s Credit, Our economy was not ready for credit. Americans bought about 3/4 of their household goods on credit. When income goes up and free time goes up people focus more on entertainment.

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

3.1. Act of 1924 limited the amount of immigrants coming in

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

4.1. President Harding was a very likable man and tried to please everyone. Died halfway through presidency. People found that he had many affairs.

4.2. M.A.I.N When leaders focus too much on MAIN it distabilizes world peace.

4.3. Radical leaders are more likely to be discovered and supported due to the problems and precautions that are being taken to protect their country.

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

5.1. Prohibition.. We learned that all out banning a widely used drug caused many legal problems. (created corruption and gangs)

5.2. Great society

5.2.1. When the Government decreases taxes and creates large social programs, Government debt will increase.

5.3. Vietnam

5.3.1. 3. Too much secrecy in the government is not good. We can see this with Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon kept many secrets in the government having to do with Vietnam. When Watergate came around it pushed Nixon out of office. Secrecy in the government only caused more confusion.

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

6.1. Women in America were oppressed in the 1920s. They made advancements in society. Gained right to vote in 1920. More openly expressed themselves. Started working more. Less adult supervision. Able to get a better education because of marriage at a later age.

6.2. The amount of African Americans jailed compared to the rest of the U.S. population showed that the justice system was flawed.

6.3. Vietnam: The american soldiers that fought in Vietnam should have been treated with more respect. In Vietnam, soldiers were given bad distractions to help them cope with stress from the war. U.S. camps looked like college parties. There were girls, drugs and games. Soldiers turned to these things to help them cope with the pressures of the war but when the war ended they were in a horrible place. Many Vietnam vets were back in America struggling because they were encouraged to cope with their problems through wrong ways of coping. They were left with a wrong way of thinking and many became drug addicts because of the war. Now we know that in future wars, the government should not aid soldiers in wrong practices to cope with the mental and physical effects from war.

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

7.1. Electricity, radio, washing machine. Many technologies were produced to make daily life easier because people were becoming more busy.

7.2. World War One Warfare. When there is a lot of new technology in a society we are not going to be ready in terms of warfare.

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

8.1. Radios were created which brought many Americans together through one central source. Many people bought radios.

8.2. Freedom Riders caused violence to gain media coverage. Overcome segregated facilities.

8.3. Emitt Till's open casket funeral sparked the movement. He was a young boy who was beat to death. He was in an open casket and this showed the world the brutality.

8.4. Vietnam: The hippie movement was one of the largest movements in the history of the United States. In the future we need to know not to silence these groups but listen to what they have to say. They could have valuable ideas even though they seem radical.

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

9.1. Due to the great depression Americas relations with other countries were failing because they were protecting themselves

9.2. Cold war and Cuban Missile Crisis shows that we need to talk from nation to nation more than we have been.

9.3. Vietnam

9.3.1. 1. American soldiers did not know exactly why they were fighting this war. There was a lack of enthusiasm. Along with not knowing why they were fighting, most soldiers were drafted into the war. It was not our war to fight. Going into the war LBJ knew that it wasn't a good idea but he believed he had to give an effort to contain communism. This blind effort to contain communism was the reason that the war seemed to have no end and a lot of unimportant battles. When we go into the war we need to know 100% why we are fighting and what we are fighting for.

9.3.2. 2. Vietnam was divided in two at the 17th parallel. The north was to be communist and the south non communist. This is an exact repeat of the Korean war. If we would've seen the similarities between the two we could have stopped this. The Korean war was horrible for the U.S. and because of this it has been forgotten.

9.3.3. 3. (Go to Government Section)

9.3.4. 4. (Go to Media)

9.3.5. 5. (Go to civil rights)

10. Red Scare

10.1. McCarthyism

10.2. HUAC

10.3. Hollywood 10