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10 Pivotal People/Events In The US 1900-1949

6. Jesse Owens
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6. Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens was a 4 time Olympic Gold winner at the Berlin Olympic games in 1939, because of his success, he had upset the leader of Germany, Hitler, which had bed the start of the spark that could have led to World War 2.

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10. Jackie Robinson
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10. Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson is the first black person to become a professional baseball player. His career had inspired people all across the world to pursue what they want. He was nominated MVP in 1949 when he led the league in hitting and steals.

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8. Franklin D. Roosevelt's rise to President
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8. Franklin D. Roosevelt's rise to President

Roosevelt liked to be in control, feel powerful, be around people. So his political career started in 1910 as part of the New York senate. He then ran for vice president in 1920 and lost and was finally elected President in 1932 and helped win World War 2.

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9. Henry Ford and The First Assembly Line
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9. Henry Ford and The First Assembly Line

1913, Henry ford becomes the first person that can mass produce the automobile, the time to make one Model T would be around 12 hours and was shortened down to 2 hours and 30 minutes. Henry's goal was for everyone to be able to have their own car or family car along with him making money.

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3. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948
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3. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948

After the second World War, the international committee wanted to have universal rights to put leverage against fascism. The document was "the common standard for all humans" and when holding a vote, no country of the 56 voted against it, but the USSR, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia did not vote.

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5. Jazz in the 1920's and sparks ideas
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5. Jazz in the 1920's and sparks ideas

Jazz has developed into a music genre, and it was originally a "rebellion against the set standards of society." Jazz influenced many new fashion ideas like men wearing baggy pants, woman wearing short hair, or even the Afro. Another thing that changed was a spark of change by women into wanting to see more of the outside and even have a job instead of staying at home doing dishes, clothes, etc.

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1. Stock Market Crash of October 1929 sends US into Great Depression
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1. Stock Market Crash of October 1929 sends US into Great Depression

Because of the Stock Market Crash of October 1929, the US has gone into the Great Depression. about 15 million people have been unemployed and many banks have closed down. One result that started to help the economy is when from 1935-1943, the WPA held a permanent job program that employed about 8.5 million people. But what really boosted the country out of depression was joining World War II to stop the axis powers. Many citizens, even women, played a big role by working in factories and enlisting in the army, which created more jobs.

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4. The Government and Education
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4. The Government and Education

In 1918, all students were required to have to at least complete elementary school. And in 1930's, progressive education was spreading across america so that students can reach their full potential, but students are allowed to legally dropout of school at the age of 16 in Michigan, but every state has a different law.

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7. Joseph Stalin and The Cold War
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7. Joseph Stalin and The Cold War

After WW2, the US and the soviet union hadn't had a very good basis with each other, the united states had a bad feeling about the soviet union for their leader, Joseph Stalin, was very blood-thirsty about his country. Because of this tension, the USSR had built up its military forces and weapons, and that may have led to the Cold War.

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2. Government Declares Child Labor Unconstitutional
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2. Government Declares Child Labor Unconstitutional

From 1902-1915, many child labor committees were going to the government about trying to end child labor. The government had passed previous laws to stop the child labor, but there were still cracks in the law, and the laws mainly did nothing to the south. But in 1924, congress offered to make a constitutional amendment to end child labor, unfortunately the states did not ratify it. So in 1838, congress passed The Fair Labor Standards Act.

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