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#4 The 1930's Great Depression

#4 The 1930's Great Depression

A. The reat Depression hit hard after World War II. Millions of Americans were out of job, and out of money. This led to strikes, protests, and, over a period of time, change. B. This is important to me because one day when I need a job, I can count on the government to ensure that I can work and support myself. C. The change in America led to a different bank system, a much higher minimum wage, and better conditions for working class. If this did not happen, then today people may have still not been able to protest with safety, not be guaranteed fairness in finding a job, and people may not be able to support their family.

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#3 United States Declaration of War upon Japan

#3 United States Declaration of War upon Japan

A. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, America declared war on Japan, in 1941. This started our involvement in World War II. Although the war was brutal and costed millions of lives, it was necessary for the American People. B. Our involvement in the war has now lead to safety in America. I can feel safe now that we are at peace with Japan, Germany, and other countries involved in the war. C. Using the atomic bomb affects all of the world today because many more countries have that technology, which is scary and dangerous. This is fault to the war, but it had to happen for America to be safe.

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#10 History of the telephone - Wikipedia

#10 History of the telephone - Wikipedia

A. The first long distance call made was in 1915. This would lead to another crucial invention in America. We enabled communication across the states. B. The telephone led to the smart phone, which everyone appreciates. Communication is so much easier with a phone which benefits me and everyone else. C. Almost everyone owns their own phone in America, and it's the leading way of communication.

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#8 Ford Model T

#8 Ford Model T

A. The first conventional car, the Model T, was invented in 1908. The production of the car was credited to Henry Ford and his assembly line. The car revolutionized America, and kept pushing us further as a country of technology. B. The car is extremely important to me and the whole world because it's very efficient for travel, and i'd prefer riding to school in a car rather than in a horse n' buggy. C. The car was further produced with assembly lines, and most American families own at least one car, which shows how pivotal the invention was.

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#9 The Wizard of Oz

#9 The Wizard of Oz

A. Wizard of Oz highlights the good and bad of the early 1900's. This was a way for people in the time to better understand the world, because they could watch it in a much simpler way with symbolism. This movie gave realism to America which prompted change. B. I love this movie, and it always reminds me that their are different ways to achieve goals. C. This is still the most famous movie in history, and is watched, and taught throughout America.

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#1            State of Israel proclaimed - May 14, 1948 - HISTORY.com

#1 State of Israel proclaimed - May 14, 1948 - HISTORY.com

A. On May 14, 1948, Israel declared independence as a nation. Israel becoming a state brought the Jewish nation closer to America which led to us becoming strong allies. This is pivotal in America because being allies with Israel brought new technology advancements, and also showed the world that America respected all religions. B. This is important to me because Israel was a safe place for my ancestors, and having a connection to the country is important to me. C. America and Israel have a strong alliance and benefit each other, and foreign affairs in the middle east are stronger because of it.

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#5 Albert Einstein - Biographical

#5 Albert Einstein - Biographical

A. Albert Einstein was an important person in the early 1900's because he made massive discoveries in science. He discovered relativity, which is gravity. His discovery changed the way people thought of the world. B. Einstein is inspiring to me because he showed that imagination is just as important as book smarts, and he inspires me to keep moving through challenges. C. Einstein's discovery has led to major advancements in the world. He paved the way for the study of space and physics.

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#7 Jackie Robinson

#7 Jackie Robinson

A. Jackie Robinson was one of the biggest influences in sports ever, and broke racial barriers which inspired millions around America. He was the first African American baseball player in the Major League, which broke barriers for other African Americans to play too. B. Robinson is one of my personal heroes because he proves that anyone can do anything they put their mind too, which inspires me. C. Today, many minority players are playing the sport they love because of him.

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#6 The Wright Brothers

#6 The Wright Brothers

A. The Wright brothers revolutionized America and the world with their invention of the plane. The plane is pivotal in our history because it greatly impacted our economy, and helped with foreign affairs because messages and agreements could happen faster B. The plane has been modified for almost a century to play a role in traveling, which I appreciate because it is extremely convenient and faster then driving. C. This invention is a huge part of the economy in the world, and enables anyone to see the world at greater and faster lengths.

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#2 Franklin D. Roosevelt

#2 Franklin D. Roosevelt

A. FDR impacted our nation with his famous Four Feedoms speech. With his speech, he created basic principles for America and the World. B. His speech impacted me because his laws of freedom enable me to speak freely and practice my religion safely. C. Now, America has become a safe haven for anyone to practice their religion, which has made America the country it is.

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