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Important events/ people from 1900-1945

1. World War I
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1. World War I

A. World War 1 was "the war to end all wars" and the U.S was in it and won along with the allied powers. B. This did not directly impact me at the time but the new technology and war strategies. C. This connects to now since the strategies, technologies, and advancements opened a gateway into a futuristic military and new/ improved strategies and technologies.

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2. Adolf Hitler- Nazi leader
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2. Adolf Hitler- Nazi leader

A. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. B. His impact on me was that he created the holocaust and wanted Jewish people and everyone who was not considered "perfect" to be killed. I am half Jewish and he killed my moms past family and the Jewish population is still recovering. C. This connects to now since his group (the Nazis) killed more than 5 million Jewish people and it affected the Jewish population and world population at the time, and we are still recovering from it.

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3. the 19th amendment- women have the right to vote
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3. the 19th amendment- women have the right to vote

A. The 19th amendment allows women who are over the age of 18 the right to vote. B. I am not a woman but half the population is women and that is very important, voting for a fair good president. C. This event connects to present day since it gives women the right to vote and without it, half the population could not vote.

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4. The League of Nations, now known as the United Nations
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4. The League of Nations, now known as the United Nations

A. The league of nations, was the result of the Paris peace conference and was meant to bring peace to the countries and resolve problems. The act ended the war and stayed effective till 1945. B. Well, I was not alive when the league of nations was a thing, but in 1945 they created the united nations and that keeps us at peace and out of war so I am safe. C. This connects to now since if the league of nations was not created the united nations would not have been created and their job is to keep cooperation between between its member countries so without it there would really be no friendly cooperation.

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5. Franklin D. Roosevelt- 32nd president of the United States
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5. Franklin D. Roosevelt- 32nd president of the United States

A. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to be elected four times, and he kept the United states together through the great depression and most of world war two, until he died of polio. B. I personally was not impacted by him during these times but he set a standard of what all presidents want to be, which is to keep our country together even during the worst times and presidents today try to do that. C. This connects to now since he made an impact as having to serve during when the stock market and then a huge world war, and he stayed strong and did not quit, and his actions are still present today.

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6. J. Edgar Hoover, founder/director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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6. J. Edgar Hoover, founder/director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

A. J. Edgar Hoover directed the bureau of investigation, then he was a top founder of the FBI and mainly served as a director. B. The FBI is a national security, law enforcement, and intelligence organization, without it we would be in big trouble. C. J. Edgar hoover was one of the key founders, so without him we would get attacked more and it would be done easily, but the FBI stops that.

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7. Henry Ford
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7. Henry Ford

A. Henry Ford was an inventor and He rose from obscurity to become the 20th century's most influential American innovator. B. This did not impact me at the time since I was not born but what he did helps me now. Henry created the assembly line, introduced mass production, and created the first series of auto mobiles, his most famous being the model-T. C. This connects to now because without his creation of these things, we would not have been as developed as early on and even now we would not be as advanced with his creations.

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8. Mass Production
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8. Mass Production

A. The creation of mass production benefited or government and economy because it created goods in a more efficient and easier way, but also saving money the government can use for other things. B. well, i was not alive when this was created but it is still going on and benefits me because it saves money that the government can use on other things to help our economy. C. This connects to now because if mass production was not created, a lot of money would be lost along with some of our greatest inventions in the economy.

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9. Wright Brothers
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9. Wright Brothers

A. Wilbur and Orville Wright invented, built, and flew the first airplane. B. This is important to me because if I want to go somewhere further away in the U.S or even out of country like Ireland, I need to take a plane. C. This connects to now since business trips, regular trips, or any kind of trip to a far place requires planes, without them we would not be as advanced and as efficient as a whole.

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10. Charles Lindbergh
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10. Charles Lindbergh

A.Charles Lindbergh made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic and sparked the idea of commercial aviation which is like airports with planes people to different states or countries when paid. B. This directly did not impact me but now it does because when I take far trips and when I do my family takes planes. C. This connects to now since if Charles did not do this flight, the idea of commercial flights would have not been thought of and we would not be as advanced now in traveling.

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