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My 10 Pivotal People/Events in US

1900-1949 by:Nathan Gabriel

The Great Depression
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The Great Depression

A. The Great Depression in the USA began in 1929 and ended in 1941. It was the worst economic crisis in the history of the U.S. The Great Depression started after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent millions of investors into panic and eventually wiped them out. B. millions of people could not support their family's nor themselves. C. Many to this day wonder if the stock market will crash like this again, for today not just millions but hundreds of millions of people invest in stocks.

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Attack on Pearl Harbor
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Attack on Pearl Harbor

A. December 7, 1941, On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This lead the U.S. into world war 2 after being neutral for a while. B. This was at the U.S. main Naval Base causing the U.S. to weaken until ships were repaired. C. this followed along to the U.S. dropping 2 atom bombs on Japan. Starting nuclear war and ultimately having the japanize surrender.

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The Wright Brothers Succeed In Manned Flight
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The Wright Brothers Succeed In Manned Flight

A. On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took turns at the helm of their revolutionary aircraft in the first of four sustained manned flights, an event that launched the aviation era. B. The Wright Brothers have changed travel forever with this success. C. Following this, modern planes are just "evolved" versions of The Wright Brothers airplane.

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Airmail
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Airmail

A. Airmail started on May 15, 1918, this was so that many U.S. citizens could get their mail a lot faster so they wouldn't have to wait as long, However, U.S. Airmail would only deliver on the route of Washington–Philadelphia–New York. B. This idea evolved into something that everyone on the U.S. uses daily and is a huge part of their lives. C. The implementation of Airmail in the U.S. started only 14 years after The Wright Brothers made the first airplane that would sustain manned flights.

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The Normandy Invasion / D-Day
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The Normandy Invasion / D-Day

A. The Germans took over France so The allied forces got together to retaliate and push the Germans back, this lead to D-Day where the allied forces rushed up all at once on a beach in Normandy, France. The allied forces had very slim chances of winning for they were greatly outnumbered and the Germans only had to fire down not up. B. This battle today is still very well known by many people all around the world as an "unwinnable" battle against the Germans, but of course, the allied forces defeat all odds. C. One man, Walter Ehlers's squad scrambled up the beach at Normandy in France under heavy German fire, and all his men survived that historic turning point of June 6, 1944.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

A. Known as F.D.R. was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945, Roosevelt supervised the mobilization of the U.S. economy to support the war effort and implemented a Europe first strategy, making the defeat of Germany a priority over that of Japan. He also started the development of the world's first atomic bomb. B. Roosevelt is very well known for his great decisions in the presidency and he is often rated by scholars as one of the three greatest U.S. Presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. C. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945 where it was about 1 p.m. that the president suddenly complained of a terrific pain in the back of my head and collapsed unconscious. one doctor immediately recognized the symptoms of a massive cerebral hemorrhage and gave him some adrenaline to revive him, but it was not enough.

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Einstein Talks To Roosevelt About Atomic Bomb Opportunity
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Einstein Talks To Roosevelt About Atomic Bomb Opportunity

A. In 1939, Albert Einstein sent FDR a letter urging the US conduct research into an atomic bomb. For he saw a great opportunity for the U.S. to drop an atomic bomb on Germany to ultimately take out the Nazis. B. Although there was a great opportunity for the U.S. no official U.S. atomic energy project existed. C. Not many people today know about this event however it had a huge impact on opening up a new perspective on atomic/nuclear warfare.

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Warner Brothers Pictures Is Incorporated.
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Warner Brothers Pictures Is Incorporated.

A. On April 4, 1923, Warner Brothers Pictures was made, the company started off with short movies at the start and have transformed into the cartoon company the many U.S. citizens know today. B. Warner Brothers Pictures is one of the most well-known entertainment company in the U.S. after like all companies, starting off with nothing but ideas. C. Warner Brothers Has been running for over 95 years and will most likely continue to operate for many more years to come.

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The Assassination Of President William H. McKinley
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The Assassination Of President William H. McKinley

A. On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. He was shaking hands with the public when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot him twice in the abdomen. B. He was soon rushed to the hospital but because of improper medical equipment and sanitary needs his wound got infected and he died 8 days later on September 18, 1901. C. An autopsy was performed later on the morning of McKinley's death; Mann led a team of 14 physicians. Where they found the bullet had passed through the stomach, then through the transverse colon, and vanished through the peritoneum after penetrating a corner of the left kidney.

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Professional Football Is Born
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Professional Football Is Born

A. On August 20th, 1920, America's most popular sport was born. For a while, this was just a play sport until many people found it very competitive so people started to form teams and eventually it became known as a national sport. B. Today Football is only a national sport to The U.S. (not counting soccer named "football" in other countries) and football has transformed into the most popular sport in the U.S. C. Seven men, including legendary all-around athlete and football star Jim Thorpe, meet to organize a professional football league at the Jordan and Hupmobile Auto Showroom in Canton, Ohio. The meeting led to the creation of the American Professional Football Conference (APFC), the forerunner to the hugely successful National Football League.

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