Prohibition in the United States was a constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcohol. Many people were for it and many were against it. This affects life today because if the ban stood many companies would not be here and the economy would be much different
On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean killing thousands. This impacts our nation because many people died and it was deemed "unsinkable". Connecting to present day, divers are still finding parts from the titanic.
Bonnie and Clyde were part of a gang that traveled the US during the Great Depression, robbing and killing if they were cornered or confronted. They killed several police officers and civilians. This impacted our nation because it was an awful thing that happened when our country was struggling the most.
The Harlem Renaissance was a movement in the 1920's that america started realizing that blacks could help society. This affects me because without this realization blacks would not have the same rights as today and some of my black friends may not be able to go to BHS.
The Dust Bowl took place in the 1930s and devastated the Midwest. Specifically, it destroyed crops, buried houses, and killed nearly 7000 men, women, and children. The effect on me is that this could happen in present day in California and Texas and we would be at a lost of food.
The assembly line, invented by Ransom Olds but made popular by Henry Ford, increased the amount of things being manufactured and sped everything up. This impacts me because I want to be a engineer or a manufacturer and if i become that i will use an assembly line. This connects to present day because they are still used in factories.
The Pearl Harbor attacks is what brought us into WWII and gave us a reason to attack Japan. This impacted our nation because it was a severe tragedy and brought us into the largest war in history. This connects to present day because we have a day dedicated to the victims of the attack.
In 1903, the Wright Brothers built and took flight on the worlds first airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This invention gave way to all airplanes we have today. This connects to me because my grandpa was in the air force in the air force and without the wright brothers he would have never done that to save our country.
The Great Depression is one of the worst economic depressions in world history. Originating in the US, but later spreading to most of the world. This affected the nation because many people had no job, no food, no house, nothing, for 10 years. This affects me now because we still have economic depressions but none as bad as this one.
World War I was arguably one of the most vicious wars in history. It was the first "Total War" and the first war to have machine made guns and nuclear warfare using gasses. This connects to me because I had family members that fought and died in the war. This connects to present day because the war gave way to new inventions that we use now in the wars we are fighting today.