A. In the 1920s, there were a lot of changes: The Harlem Renaissance, The Great Migration, The Right to vote for women, etc... Some people were happy about change but some were not. So much so, that the KKK was active again and a lot of people had a nativist point of view (which means that they don't want any migration, they are against civil right gain and want the average American to be white). So logically with the freedom changes, a lot of people were mad and formed antisemitic groups (these groups are part of fundamentalism, "strict adherence to the basic principles of any subject or discipline"). These groups were usually against African Americans, Asians, "New Migrants", Asians, Homosexuals and Native Americans. This objection to change that is called Nativism can also be observed as the main factor in the NSDAP party (Adolf Hitler wanted the 3rd Reich to be cleansed of all diversity like Jewish people, physically disabled people, and homosexuals). B. As a woman, this opposition is very important because I think equality between everybody is important and should not be a topic of objection! C. Nativism is still here today! A lot of people mix up the meaning of Nativism and Patriotism. Being a Patriotist is having a "vigorous support for one's country" (which is not a bad thing), but being a Nativist is "the policy of protecting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants" (which is considered as discrimination).
A. This event had a big impact on the United States because a lot African American people fleed the Southern part of the US to live in the Northern part. This has an economic benefit (job opportunities) but also a social benefit (the oppression, racism, asperity in the legal system and the discrimination in the education). B. This is what started the Harlem Renaissance which had a great impact on me. I love jazz and civil rights. C. Today, we are still evolving in our judgment, it is an infinite battle that civil rights activists will have to fight. This migration showed the different perspectives and WHERE the problem is! Which is a great way to find the solution.
A. Propaganda was a big way of recruiting soldiers during World War I. Propaganda was a way of impacting everybody as a sort of "publicity". This was a meticulous way of getting young men to go to war. They would make them feel guilty by saying "Don't watch go help" and then say "we want you", like the most famous propaganda of Uncle Sam. WW1 was so destructive and impacts us all! B. It impacts me because I find it interesting how manipulation has evolved over the years. C. Today, we are still impacted by the propaganda, but as a publicity form. Publicity is everywhere and influencing us every day to go drink a Coke Cola.
A. Women in the 20s got more equality in their rights (passage to the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote) and in their clothing. Although one might say clothing is just superficial, it is also a way of expressing themselves and a liberation for American women of that era. In fact, women used to wear tight corsets which have been proven to have a negative impact on your health. B. As a woman, I see clothing as a real way to experiment and express myself this is why it impacts me. C. Fashion has and will always change, this why this big step for fashion impacts the future.
A. Louis Amstrong was a jazz musician from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is one of the Jazz influencers in the US during the Harlem Renaissance, where African American people evolved in art, music, poetry... B. This song impacts me because you can see and feel how black people were viewed. I love music and Jazz is one of my favorite! C. Today, we still think about Louis Amstrong, his great raspy voice and the influence he had on everybody by his great music!
A. In October 1929, the Stock Market of Wall Street crashed, which lead to the Great Depression. B. To me, the interesting part of the Crash of Wall Street is the mass speculation the investors had before. The 20s were great years and the economy was good, but suddenly, it collapsed. C. This had a destructive outcome and is now one of the worst Stock Exchange crash the world has ever seen! Then, having the Great Depression and WW2 is a great example of how events can have a negative outcome fast.
A. Harvard one of the best schools in the country started expelling young men "guilty" of homosexuality. They were sent off campus and forbidden to come back in Cambridge, Massachusetts (where Harvard is). This impacts America because this school that everyone thinks so highly about is homophobic, which doesn't set a good equality and diversity example. B. It impacts me because I have a lot of friends that are very passionate about school and doing well, so if he/she is part of the LGBTIQ community and cannot enter or be expelled for this reason it would really hurt me and the person. C. It impacts us now because although we have evolved, a lot of people are still not as openminded and tolerant to homosexuality or transsexuality. So, maybe having more homosexuals going to Harvard, graduating and making an impact would have probably helped us with our diversity tolerance!
A. Walt Disney is an iconic figure in the 20th-century entertainment. He impacted the US by inventing the famous Mickey Mouse! He impacted a lot of people, with the target mostly on children. He got to explain morals and entertain kids as a cartoonist and co-producer of the Walt Disney Company. B. Walt Disney movies have always been a big part of my life, I have been dreaming of being a Disney princess for as long as I can remember. C. Today, Disney is still one of the biggest entertainment company in the world!
A. The marvelous iconic sex symbol of the 40s' and 50s' did not come from a rich family, in fact, she never knew her father and was in and out of foster care, in which she got sexually abused. A few years later, during WW2, a photographer noticed her beauty and offered her a modeling career that developed in a successful acting career! America was charmed by the actress who became a sex symbol and started her own film company in which she produced the famous comedy "Some Like it Hot". B. What really inspires me in Marylin is that she created everything herself. Although she had a very rough childhood, she became the biggest sex symbol in history! C.Nobody since then has been so internationally iconic! People still want to be like her. She also portrays a reasonable body image for young girls (which isn't the stickman figure).
A. Albert Fish was one of the most notorious child serial killers of all time, molesting over 400 children and tortured and killed several others. He is listed 11th on the "Worst People in History" list. He terrorized children, their parents and influenced other psychopaths to follow in his horrible steps! B. He impacts me because I love crime stories! C. America is now well known for our serial killers, like the Zodiac, Ted Bundy, Richard Ramirez and so on. His name goes right on this list, today we are the country with the most serial killers!