A. World war two impacted the United States economy and workforce. America was still recovering from The Great Depression but now the war has a need of more jobs to produce war resources. Unemployment rates dropped by 10% almost overnight. B. This war determined how I live today. What if we didn't win the war? How would life in America be? C. World War two was not only a time a great patriotism, it was a time to learn from mistakes and build on new political and working systems. Learning from these mistakes and new ideas affect how our nation works today.
A. The notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde robbed gas stations, restaurants, and banks all over the country. The amount never exceeded $1,500 of each robbery. The robbing spree occurred in the height of the Great Depression and they eventually killed two police officers before being shot themselves. B. These two criminals help the police today learn how to keep me safer. C. These are still the two most infamous criminals of all time in America.
A. Al Capone was ruthless, murderous, and the most infamous mobster in the nation. B. This guy is also someone the police can learn a lot from. C. Still the most famous mobster of all time.
A. The Great Depression lasted 10 years (1929-1939). The worst economic breakdown in the history of the industrialized world. B. America was on a high for so long until then and people started to think the American dream was fading away. What would losing that dream do to Americans like me today? C. We understand how this happened and how to not let it happen again today.
A. 1920's was the beginning of the modern music era. New technologies allowed better ways for music to be made and distributed. B. Music is a big part of my life and I listen to it at some point everyday. C. Just like back then, music can be used to convey important messages.
A. Babe caught the hearts of all baseball fans. His game made people stop thinking about their struggles for a little bit each day (during Great Depression) and it helped America move on. B. Baseball is my favorite sport and I love to hear about a player that made a difference outside of the sport using baseball. C. Baseball is still Americas pastime and Babe is still the face of baseball.
A. The Titanic was the largest ship ever built at the time. When the "unsinkable" sunk, it caught all of Americas attention. Of the 2,200 passengers, only 705 survived. B. Although I have never been on a big boat like this, it is the most famous ship in history and is important to know about. C. The sinking of the Titanic resulted in changes in the design and safety regulations of ships.
A. Unlike Europe during the great war, the factories weren't destroyed. In fact they grew in America. The US became industrial leaders. B. There is so much change going on during this time. Do many things we see evolving. C. In any war there are things to learn. Especially a huge war like this. Why did it happen, and how do we prevent it from happening again?
A. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright created the first airplane. This is the start of a new transportation that will change how people and things move. B. I know I will most likely need to travel on an airplane someday and the Wright brothers made it possible. C. Without airplanes today, transportation and the way everything works would be completely different.
A. Teddy Roosevelt was brought in after the assassination of McKinley. He was young and a new source of energy for the white house. Won the Nobel Peace Prize after ending the Russo-Japanese war. B. It is important to know how Roosevelt handled being a very young president of the US after the drama of the election before and the assassination. Then having to end a war. C. Ending a war and giving peace helps greatly for the future because now we may not have those unwanted conflicts.