The biggest depression in industrial history begins creating what is now known as the Great Depression. A) Many Americans lost their jobs and were out on the streets. C) The Great Depression strongly affected the relationship between the people and the government today. B) Learning about how people lost all of this makes me more conscientious about what I have and how lucky I am to live in modern times.
A) August 18th, 1920 became a special day in history, as it is the day American women were given the right to vote. B) I am very grateful for this amendment because I am now able to vote for my country. C) Other than keeping Women voting today, this amendment sparked the idea of other rights that were given to women.
C) Henry Ford invented the assembly line - a way to put together the most popular mean of transportation. A) Our nation now has a transportation capital (our beloved city). We are able to quickly assemble cars that are shipped around the country. B) Being able to use cars as a way to transport people makes it much more efficient for getting around.
A) The United States built a canal across the 50 mile Panama isthmus and it finally opened in 1914. B) The Panama Canal opened for a lot of trade, and living in Detroit (a city with a lot of international trade), makes me very interested in different trade routes from a while ago. C) The Panama Canal is still used today for trade and transportation.
C) The Wright Brothers invented one of the most important technological advantages we still use today - and is used every single day. A) People in America fly across the country and to other places. The military also uses airplanes to improve the US Air Force. B) I have been flying a plane to go to competitions, to visit family, and for fun vacations.
A) The 1920's introduced a new type of music and dance which quickly became popular. It showed Americans a spark of excitement with music. B) Being someone who plays jazz guitar (and it is something I thoroughly enjoy), the introduction of this genre of music greatly affected what I do in my spare time. C) There are so many famous jazz musicians that would not have their modern careers without the Jazz Age happening.
A) A storm of dust and wind came across Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas - eventually affecting the whole country. B) The Dust Bowl has given me curiosity about exactly how weather functions and was the event that made me want to be a meteorologist when I was younger. C) Things such as no-till farming is used in some places today because of the Dust Bowl.
C) The person who "championed the advancement of women in aviation" set many flying records and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, during her attempt to fly around the world, she disappeared somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. This journey showed that women are very capable of taking risks (and flying planes). A) Many Americans started to look up to this woman who risked her life to do something she loved. B) I have always wanted to learn how to fly a plane and Amelia Earhart has always been one of my idols.
C) The ship that was literally named the word that means "Unsinkable Ship" hit an iceberg and ended up at the bottom of the ocean. It really taught a lesson about captaining ships and keeping enough lifeboats. A) It killed so many people and affected many families in America. B) Although I am not directly related to what happened on the Titanic, It affects me because the Titanic helped many people come to America looking for new lives, and I have Great Grandparents who did the same.
After a character was stolen from him, an aspiring artist named Walt sketched a rodent with a circular face on the train ride home from hearing this news. A) This character brought so many things to America, including entertainment, theme parks, and imagination. C) Even today, we are still watching TV shows and movies about this rodent from so many years ago. B) I have grown up with Walt Disney characters and I could not imagine my childhood without this character.