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history 411

by: Mary Ellen Romero

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These notes are just a skimmed version of what we will be covering throughout this course. I will be uploading them as I go. This course focuses on the time of WWI and WWII and the time in between....
history 411
Dr. Balto
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Date Created: 01/15/16
1/14/16 An Overview: 1918(ish) to 1945(ish) 1910s : Eve of WW1-US has emerged as most dominant financial power of the world -This will guide the way- Woodrow Wilson: vision of peace without victory… the best outcome of the war is that no one ends United states does not want to be involved in the war 1917: United States has declared war  Fundamentally different than anything US soldiers have seen before  TECHNOLOGY: trenches, mustard gas, missiles  People have not seen this type of war before horror  French and German soldiers who died at Verdun have a cemetery of acres  160,000 US soldiers died  US only involved in WW1 for about 18 months AFTER the War League of Nations: shaky  Failed with WWII Money being given out like crazy by JP Morgan  Germany United States booms after War Adolph Hitler (paper topic) Talks about knowing the only way Germany or anywhere else will succeed is by overtaking US financial power  driving force behind WWII LEFT socialist party Anti-capitalist People should share profits of large scale Eugene Debs: face of the Socialist Party RIGHT communist party All power to the workers Followers- Labor movement, African Americans Red Scare: general fear of communism (paper topic) WOMEN MOVEMENT: “Women bring all voters into the world, let women vote” BIRTH CONTROL REVIEW People want immigrants to speak English, and dress like an American, be American Idea of the “MELTING POT” Prohibition (paper topic) 1919: the beginning of Prohibition until 1930 First time all Americans have had a specific right taken from them WHY?  Men coming home drunk waling on their wives  Spending money on booze For VS. Against booze?? Prohibition breaded crime : RISE OF GANGSTERS (paper topic) murder rates went through the roof mafia, gang warfare  Prohibition known as a failure  Did not prevent people from drinking “A Religious Right” Evolution in schools KKK: Marion Indiana Sin and corruption “The Great Migration” begins during WWI until 1920s blacks move to Harlem, Detroit, North why?  Escaping Jim crow  Lynching  Looking for a better living Henry Ford : Ford motor company A man who worked at the ford plant would make enough to take a ford home “Consumer Economy”  Spending money you don’t have Before this the country was of producers Revolutions in Housework?? 1920s: Change in advertisement Roaring 20s didn’t roar for everyone Coca cola is FUN Movies Radio ISSUES: not everyone shared the wealth  Farmers  African Americans in the south  African American migrants “Harlem Renaissance”/ “The Jazz Age” 1929 GREAT DEPRESSION ½ GDP down 1 economical terror living in shanties Americans starving to death, unclothed, cannot feed children No jobs The Dust Bowl Wipes out all possibility of farming PROTESTS Communists party helping facilitate -evictions -begging for food -ANGER at the government 1933 New President: Roosevelt Pledges to bring people out of the great depression and make sure it never happens again “for a new deal” biggest reorientation that has ever existed  Social security  Insurance Artwork was created Famous artwork: Migrant Mother The Suburbs Urban segregation Fundamental change in relationship with the Government “Economic security” Pearl Harbor Hiroshima and Nagasaki Rosie the Riveter: Feminist icon Women enter the industrial work force in new way and numbers while men are over seas War does wonders for the economy


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