A. The Great Depression in the United States began on October 29, 1929, known as "Black Tuesday" when the American stock market crashed, leading to the most severe economic crisis in U.S. history yet, causing millions of U.S. citizens to become unemployed. The current president of this time, Herbert Hoover refused to involve federal government aid because he believed that this depression would pass, but things only got worse for citizens who weren't wealthy and on the high end of society. President Roosevelt changed this when elected into office in 1933, who began programs and projects to help Americans get back on their feet economically. B. This is important because the nation was divided between the working poor class and the wealthy class. By the changes made by president Roosevelt, this divide ended and people began to live in a complicated harmony. C. This relates to present because the federal government are still improving programs who help citizens today with financial and economic needs
A. World War I began in 1914 and lasted for four years. The Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire fought against the Allied Powers, Great Britain, France, Italy, Romania, Russia, Japan, and the United States. B. This event is important because it was the beginning of many military and civilian technologies that killed 16 million people by the end of the war. C. This relates to present day because WWI and WWII showed the entire world how low humanity could go on a number of levels. After both conflicts, the nations involved worked together and continue to make sure the war on humanity was never fought again.
A. The Vietnam War, a war between North Vietnam and its allies against South Vietnam and the United States as its number one ally. During this conflict, 58,000 Americans died and 3 million were killed overall. B. This is an important event because Americans were tired of fighting in this war without a real cause to be in it. Citizens banned together to stop American lives being lost with no reason at all. C. This relates to present day because citizens still come together to fight for what they believe is right or go against what they believe to be wrong.
The war between the United States and the Soviet Union, known as the Cold War, was deemed "inevitable" because of tensions and mistrust during World War II, while fighting on the Allies side together. These tensions finally exploded after the war, yet niether nation was completely to blame for the Cold War. B. This event interests me because I would like to know more about what happened after WWII and how the Allies became so separated. C. This relates to present day because the relationship between the U.S. and Russia is still not strong, and mistrust prevents the two nations from overcoming this.
A. The Great Depression left millions of Americans unemployed and in poverty. Without work, people were unable to provide for their families, and were left on the streets. B. This is important because many Americans died of starvation or were forced to work in unsanitary and harsh conditions on ranches that paid very little. C. This relates to today's society because many people in the U.S. still live in poverty, yet the workplace has improved immensely since then.
A. In the United States, the term "Imperialism" refers to the economic, military, and cultural influence of the U.S. on other countries. Combined with Social Darwinism and American Exceptionalism, the belief that Americans have a mission among nations to spread freedom and democracy, the Imperialist government bought Hawaii in 1898, which gave the U.S. access to all ports, buildings, harbors, military equipment, and public property in Hawaii. B. This is a notable time in history because not only did the United States attempt to help foreign nations with their needs, the U.S. also benefited from this Imperialist belief with more control in these regions. C. This relates to present day because the U.S. still finds this mission to be a priority. Helping others as well as gaining from this aid.
A. The Progressive Era brought people together who believed that society's problems (greed, poverty, violence, racism, and class warfare) could be fixed with a safe environment, good education, and an efficient workplace. B. This is important to me because this movement (progressivism fighting to return a laissez-faire capitalist system to a democracy again) allowed people who were oppressed, factory workers, farmers, and others gain a voice in society. C. This relates to today's society because people are now able to have rights that protects them in the workplace and are able to live in better conditions.
A. The Jazz Age, also known as the Roaring Twenties changed American social conventions after The Great War. With this new era, new fashion and music came in that was entirely different from the older generation. Many did not agree with this change in society the young generation created, particularly the generation before them who found this new developed era to be full of destruction. B. I find this era important to me because it changed the way women everywhere expressed themselves, allowing them to take control of how they lived their lives. C. This connects to the present because women now are finding new ways to find their place in the world without being held back by what society thinks of them.
A. Francis Scott Key, an attorney, witnessed the bombing of Fort McHenry by the British while visiting his friend who was a prisoner of war. The next day, he took notice that the American flag still stood after the fight. Amazed by this, he wrote a poem, that later became a song, now known as America's national anthem. B. This is important to me because the national anthem expresses the nations strength in unity. C. This relates to present day because singers perform the anthem at Super Bowl arenas.
A. The Women's Rights Movement changed the lives of women all over the country, giving them the right to vote, go for school, and have a higher position in society. B. This is important to me because without these movements, women today would still be fighting for these basic rights. C. This relates to present day because the fight for women's rights are still being fought today, an example of this is the fight for equal rights in the workplace.