US History Lessons Learned

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

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

1.1. 1920s

1.1.1. The working class has decreased hours and increased wages. More time to have fun.

1.1.2. The overprodction and mass consumption can send people into debt.

1.2. Great Depression

1.2.1. When the new deal was created for the economic problems it cost a lot of money and government debt increased.

1.2.2. Causes of the great depression poor wealth distribution, bank failure, people took loans to buy stock, farm foreclosures, debt increased, overproduction under consumption, stock bubble pop

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

2.1. 1920s

2.1.1. When immigrants enter the country the population found them threatening because they aren't familiar with them.

2.1.2. Great Migration. Harlem renaissance. Immigrants like to live in consolidated environment bringing more cultural diversity to the country.

2.2. World War II

2.2.1. Americans 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. 1920s

3.1.1. Woodrow Wilson was president

3.2. Great Depression

3.2.1. FDR tried to help the people Hoover was more of a self help advocate.

3.3. World War II

3.3.1. A military leader who is aggressive can only be stopped aggressively (appeasement doesn't work)

3.3.2. Having an enemy become an ally promotes competition and harder fighting but can lead to tension afterwards.

3.3.3. Leaders like Hitler who are willing to fight until the end are challenging to defeat.

3.4. JFK

3.4.1. When a president is advised not to go somewhere for security reasons they should have more protections with them

3.4.2. When a president is faced with a tough decision they should try to remain calm and fully think it through need to compromise.

3.4.3. A presidents assassination can be used to the successors advantage.

3.5. Vietnam War

3.5.1. Richard Nixon had told the public that he would be trying to bring american soldiers home and end the war. However his plan of vietnamization did not work so well, as the southern Vietnamese were defeated and he lied to the public about it. He ended up bombing the northern Vietnamese to try to make them surrender. To the public it appeared as though he was escalating the war not ending it, and they started to loose trust. Lesson learned: When a president says that they will do one thing and their actions are saying the complete opposite, the public will loose trust in their government.

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

4.1. 1920s

4.1.1. Prohibition: Creating unpopular laws are hard to enforce.

4.1.2. When the government tries to ban popular items it's costly and creates gangs.

4.2. Great Depression

4.2.1. The New Deal put regulations on things in the country, added jobs, and to help pull the country out of debt.

4.2.2. During bad times peoples political views will be more radical.

4.2.3. during bad times people tend to elect a democratic leader.

4.3. World War II

4.3.1. Totalitarianism when one leader has to much power they can do whatever they want if they are not challenged.

4.3.2. 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 many people.

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

4.3.4. When two major powers are fighting in the same war the apparent winner will look more powerful.

4.4. LBJ

4.4.1. Great Society: When govt decreases taxes +creates large social programs debt will increase.

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

5.1. World War I

5.1.1. During times of war minorities are benefited because they fill in the jobs left behind by soldiers.

5.2. 1920s

5.2.1. Women improved their condition and gained rights.

5.3. World War II

5.3.1. disenfranchised groups are needed and want to continue to be needed in times when there is a connecting issue.

5.4. Civil Rights Movement

5.4.1. When people are oppressed and discriminated against repeatedly they will take action.

5.4.2. Emmett Till: his open casket funeral put into perspective how african americans were treated.

5.4.3. When a movement challenges the status quo they will be hesitant and be stuck in their ways.

5.4.4. non violent protests were more effective and brought more attention to the situations.

5.4.5. Radical ideas may push a movement after being seen as non moving movements can rise just as fast as they fall.

5.5. Vietnam War

5.5.1. The soldiers who fought in Vietnam were not treated very nicely when they got home from war. They were looked upon with disapproval, and the public was not proud of them like they had been for the WW II soldiers. This was hard on the soldiers because they had risked and lost so much in Vietnam. Lesson Learned: When the public does not support a war they do not tend to treat the soldiers with pride and honor upon their return.

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

6.1. 1920s

6.1.1. Improved communication and transportation. Interconnects even more as a country.

6.2. World War I

6.2.1. The technology created changed the ways that war was fought and we were not ready for it. Trench Warfare, tanks.

6.3. World War II

6.3.1. New powerful weapons can quickly end a war when one side has them.

6.4. Early Years Cold War

6.4.1. When there is competition to have more advanced military there is more threat for a possible attack or bombing.

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

7.1. World War I

7.1.1. Propaganda influenced peoples opinions of the war

7.2. World War II

7.2.1. The media when necessary can be manipulated to serve the greater good by influencing people to believe in war efforts.

7.3. Malcom X MLK

7.3.1. Public awareness of issues and spread of civil rights.

7.4. JFK

7.4.1. Seeing candidates appearances can change outcomes of elections.

7.4.2. Interstate highway system Progression in transportation technology the implementation of that technology will benefit society by making it easier to get from place to place.

7.5. Vietnam War

7.5.1. This was the first war that was able to have video footage from the battle field being shown, and journalists on site. This was able to get the battle field to the public and caused the public to protest. Lesson Learned: When the public has more of an understanding as to what is going on, they will be able to form more opinions about the subject and act on those opinions.

7.5.2. Since the war was so unpopular among that generation, they used the media to protest it. Some soldiers even threw the medals that they had earned back at the capitol building in protest. Many musicians ended up writing songs protesting the war, and there were many protests in Washington D.C.. Lesson learned: When the current generation has an issue with what is going on in society, they are not afraid to take action.

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

8.1. World War I

8.1.1. Wanted to isolate from other countries to get economy back up.

8.1.2. After a war on effective treaty should be created to keep the peace and avoid future conflict.

8.1.3. Creating a group like the league of nations is not a good idea to no join as it suggest that the group has no power.

8.1.4. Being so involved in foreign relations made it impossible to stay neutral.

8.2. World War II

8.2.1. Treaty of Versailles when there are attempts at blaming one country conflict will result.

8.2.2. MAGNETT when all of these are present a conflict is likely to occur.

8.3. Early Years Cold War

8.3.1. When an alliance is formed with another country information that is kept secret will result in conflict.

8.3.2. NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an international alliance that consists member states from North America and Europe. It was established at the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949 at the end of World War II.

8.4. Vietnam War

8.4.1. The Gulf of Tonkin resolution gave LBJ the authority to take whatever actions were necessary against the north Vietnamese. This was put into action after there was a supposed second attack on the U.S.S. Maddox. This second attack did not exist, however the first one did and they took no action against it. This was seen as the country going to war. Lesson Learned: The U.S. should respond to attacks that have been confirmed to have happened, instead of responding to attacks they are unsure about.