US History II Lessons Learned

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US History II Lessons Learned by Mind Map: US History II Lessons Learned

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

1.1. Working Class

1.1.1. More Time For Leisure

1.2. Great Depression

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

1.3. Cause of Great Depression

1.3.1. Stock Market Crash of 1929

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

2.1. 1920s/WWI

2.1.1. Many people came in and it was starting to hurt U.S. economy

2.1.1.1. African Americans knew how to make delicious cuts of meat

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

3.1. FDR vs Hoover

3.1.1. FDR wanted to be more involved in peoples lives and Hoover wanted to let people provide for themselves and their business

3.2. A military leader who is aggressive can only be stopped aggressively

3.3. Having an enemy become an ally promotes competition and harder fighting but can lead to tension after war

3.4. Joseph Stalin

3.4.1. Aggressive and doesn't help him become well liked throughout his country and by other leaders and Nations

3.5. JFK (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

3.5.1. When stressful situations strike, he was brave enough to lead the country out of a time of fear and threat

3.6. LBJ (Lyndon Baine Johnson)

3.6.1. Used the assassination of JFK as a front to pass most of the things he put through Congress

3.7. Richard Nixon

3.7.1. Nixon's attempt to end the Vietnam War, also known as Vietnamization, was his plan to to replace the U.S. Soldiers with the South Vietnamese Military. This plan Ultimately failed causing him to release statements to the people of the United States saying that his plan was successful and that the South Vietnamese had successfully taken on the North. In the end he does successfully end the war but the South is not able to defend themselves and ultimately ends up being taken over by the North. The U.S. tried its best to remove all Americans from thee South Vietnamese Embassy and successfully grabs around 500,000 Americans and loads them onto U.S. Naval Ships. In the process the Navy ends up deserting millions of dollars worth of equipment

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

4.1. New Deal

4.1.1. FDR's New Deal created multiple programs to help the country function better by creating jobs for people and restricting banks to insure there would be no repeat of the Great Depression

4.2. Pearl Harbor

4.2.1. When a country attacks us, we must fight back to show our power and assert ourselves

4.3. The Great Society

4.3.1. When the government decreases taxes and creates large social programs debt will increase

4.4. Paris Peace Accords

4.4.1. After substantial bombing of the North, Nixon was able to bring the North to negotiation. The Paris Peace Accords ultimately failed because after the United States left Vietnam, They had no intentions of going back. With that in mind the North Vietcong attacked the South and took over.

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

5.1. African Americans

5.1.1. 1920s/WWI

5.1.1.1. Improved during War

5.2. Prohibition

5.2.1. It is hard to enforce an unpopular law

5.2.1.1. Violence and Gangs increased

5.2.1.1.1. Black Market is formed

5.3. 19th Amendment (Women's Rights)

5.3.1. Women broke out of their shells

5.3.1.1. Some People stopped sticking to stereotypes

5.3.1.1.1. Freedom for Women

5.4. Holocaust

5.4.1. Certain Germans and Japanese were put in internment camps due to America's fear of them

5.5. Disfranchised groups are needed and want to continue being needed in times when there is a connecting issue

5.6. African Americans Civil Rights

5.6.1. When the government creates a law but doesn't enforce that in certain regions of its country, Progress is not made and activists on both sides only get more angry or aped up

5.7. Black Panthers

5.7.1. If a movement is seen making huge gains, it will evolve into more aggressive tactics

5.7.1.1. Movements the evolve quickly can dissolve just as quickly

5.8. Unrest of American Soldiers after Vietnam Service

5.8.1. Many American Soldier were extremely upset about how they were treated after the war. Many did find it far that they were drafted for a War the United States shouldn't have been in. Many held protest for example when 500 American soldiers threw their medals back to the Department of Defense.

5.9. A good amount of men avoided the war by either going to college or leaving the country and deserting the Military. This caused even more uproar and frustration and the other men that served constantly contemplated the fairness of the draft.

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

6.1. WWI

6.1.1. New Weapon Technology/Tanks

6.1.1.1. Trench Warfare

6.1.1.2. These advancements changed the way the world fought and the world wasn't ready for it

6.2. 1920s

6.2.1. Vehicles

6.2.1.1. In Home Lighting

6.2.2. Radio

6.3. World War II: New powerful weapons can quickly end war when one side has them

6.4. Cold War

6.4.1. Nuclear bomb and Missiles became a race between America and The Soviet Union

6.5. TV

6.5.1. Helped JFK win by showing off his personality so people could see vs just listening

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

7.1. The media when necessary can be manipulated

7.2. Emmett Till: Emmett Tills open casket put in a perspective of the ways blacks were treated

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

8.1. World War I

8.1.1. When the U.S. is involved in World Affairs to a large extent, it is hard to stay neutral

8.2. Treaty of Versailles - When there are attempts at blaming one country, conflict with result

8.3. JFK/Cuban Missile Crisis

8.4. At the beginning of the Vietnam War the United States was merely in place to provide economical support and to lead the South Vietnamese in their fight against the North Vietcong. The United States becomes fully involved in 1964, around a decade after U.S. involvement started, when U.S. Naval Ships were attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin. The U.S. then later responded with Operation Rolling Thunder, a air raid that was supposed to last 8 weeks.