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10 Pivotal People/Events

1900-1949

19th Amendment - Women’s right to vote

19th Amendment - Women’s right to vote

in 1919, the women of America gain the right to vote.
A: this affected how women were viewed in America. they held some kind of authority now.
B: All the priests and movements held back then gave girls and women like me the right to vote for who we have in any office.
C: some parts of the world don't agree with the idea of women voting, while others do. it was very hard to get the rest of the world on board with the idea.

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The Hindenburg disaster - May 06, 1937 - HISTORY.com

The Hindenburg disaster - May 06, 1937 - HISTORY.com

The Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built bursts into flames in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 passengers and crew members in its flames.
A: I think that America saw how truly dangerous these machines are, because there haven't really been any other giant airships since then.
B: i did a study on the Hindenburg, and I know what went wrong. the engines used in the blimp were huge and vulnerable. the way they were set up was quite risky, and it showed, when the Hindenburg crashed.
C: I think the world took it as a lesson. the machines and vehicles became safer and safer after the Hindenburg and the Titanic.

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Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers

in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first self sustained airplane.
A: the airplane would soon be a regular mode of transportation in the U.S., as well as many other places around the world.
B: it s cool to see where things start. the modern metal airplane evolved from this fragile wood, metal and cloth contraption.
C: the rest of the world seemed to like this idea as well, considering that planes are flying around every day, whether we know it or not. thanks to the Wright brothers.

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President William McKinley is shot - 1901

President William McKinley is shot - 1901

President William McKinley is shot on Sep 06, 1901.
A: the nation was shaken by not only McKinley's death, but the fact that he was murdered. things like that didn't happen very much back then.
B" for me, murder and death is unfortunately something commonly heard from day to day.
B: It makes me think about how the Americans must've felt when they heard there was an anarchist.
C: i think the rest of the world was just as stunned as we were, that someone went out of their way to murder someone of such high authority.

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John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller

Rockefeller is a widely known name, and not many people know why. he started the oil industry in the 1860's, and it broke apart in 1911.
A: he was responsible for the massive success in the American oil industry, which made us pretty important.
B: its insane to me that someone can buy up an entire industry, and make so much off of it
C: The rest of the globe benefited from oil trades with the U.S., making our oil industry very important.

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart made it into my top ten because of her accomplishments, and her mysterious disappearance. her flight began in 1937.
A: Earhart set a lot of records during her time as an aviator, but what I think affected the world the most, is how it can all be taken away so fast.
B: this affected me by showing me that my time here is limited, and i should make the most of it while I'm still here.
C: I think this event led to the development of safer planes, and vehicles in general. I also believe Amelia was one of the reasons women have been becoming more independent.

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Harlem Renaissance-1920's

Harlem Renaissance-1920's

i chose the Harlem Renaissance because it was a colorful, expressive time for the African American community.
A: I think that the renaissance told the world that African Americans are just as talented, and just as capable as anyone else.
B: The Harlem Renaissance showed me that everyone has a voice, and sometimes it takes a little extra work to make it heard.
C: I think the ultimate outcome was a rise in respect for the African Americans and their abilities.

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Great Depression - 1930's

Great Depression - 1930's

I chose the Great Depression because I find it fascinating that the economy plays such a huge role in people's lives.
A: when the stock market went down, people were trying to find work and scrape up any money they could get.
B: my generation has never had an issue like that, so its crazy to see how desperate people were during those 10 years.
C: this period of time showed the world what happens money and jobs are scarce, and people are searching for a living.

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Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Henry Ford is one of the main reasons that we are able to drive/ride a car anywhere.
A: Henry ford made it possible to travel using a motor vehicle, which was unheard of during that time his first car was done in 1908
B: even though its what I'm used to, Henry Ford changed the way I get around, and thanks to him, it has become a normal thing to use a car.
C: the rest of the world clearly supported his idea, considering the fact that there are cars on most all the continents.

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Titanic sinks

Titanic sinks

I chose this event because it changed how I, and others, feel about boat travel. the Titanic crashed on April 14th 1912
A: the 'Unsinkable ship" ironically hits an iceberg and sinks, killing most of the passengers. i'm pretty sure this grew fear in many people, making them skeptical of riding boats
B: this makes me wonder how cruise ship production changed after the Titanic sank.
C: i believe that the world's view on cruise ship travel changed a lot, and there was probably a time buffer between the crash, and the popularity of cruise travel.

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