A. D-Day is one of the most important events in American history, and even the worlds history. On June 6th, 1944, Operation Overlord (D-Day) was set into action. Planned by Dwight D. Eisenhower and General Bernard Montgomery, this invasion on the German troops stationed on the beaches of Normandy changed the tide for the allies during WWll. This would put Germany on the defensive while also giving the allies an advantage in the war. This would soon lead to the allies victory in WWll. B. This event impacts me because if D Day had never happened, than it was likely that Germany would have won WWll. I am glad that no one is forced to live in such horror as the Jewish did in the concentration camps. C. D Day today is connected to our present day in the stories of the battle that are taught by schools, and honored by military veterans.
A. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is one of the most important events in America's history because this brought the US into WWll. The allies were seeking more support at the time, and the US entering the battle had helped the allies a lot. If we had not entered WWll, then it would have been a much harder fight for the allied powers. C. Today, the bombing of Pearl Harbor is like a scar to the face of America. This event was a horrible moment in America's history, but it also brought us into the battle of WWll, which many people are grateful for. B. This impacts me because it helps me realize the importance of this attack, and how much it affected America. I am glad that we entered WWll, but I also have remorse for the destruction of the bombing.
A. Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the most successful presidents in America's history. He brought the US out of the great depression, and helped the allies during WWll by sending them supplies and weapons, even though the US was "neutral" during the war. B. The election of FDR impacts me because of the big difference he made in America at the time of his election. If we did not escape the great depression, Then our aid in WWll would have been minimal, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor would have been more devastating. C. Today, FDR's efforts are taught in schools, and without his support, we would have had a rough decade back in 1933.
A. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was one of the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturns in the history of the western industrialized world up to that time. This caused a loss in billions of dollars, and it destroyed big investors. Banks had no money, causing many people, even the rich to go into poverty. Little money could be made, as jobs offered almost nothing. This events led to the great depression from 1929-1939. B. I am glad that we are through with such times, however it is still possible that something like this could reoccur. This is a very pivotal point in America's history, and I worry that something like this could happen again. C. The stock market crash is connected to our current day because of the serious damage this caused the industrialized world at the time of it's occurrence, and we must be aware of the damage that it may cause.
A. Hattie Wyatt Caraway has a major impact on our nation as the first woman ever to be elected to the US senate. She was a big inspiration for women in 1932, and it is likely that her election helped women get jobs at the time. B. Hattie Caraway impacts me because without her election, women may not have the same rights as they do today. I believe this because her election was a large inspiration for women, and changed the face of America. C. Hattie Caraway connects to the present day because she is an inspiration for many woman to this day. I believe that she is more important in America's history than what many other people think.
A. WW1 is one of the most destructive wars in all history. While the US only took part in it for two years, we were able to provide as much support to the allies as we possibly could, which further lead to the victory of WW1 for the allies. B. This event has shaped the world that I live in today, along with all the other people/events on this list. This battle is one of the most brutal and destructive battles of our time. C. Today, WW1 has left it's mark as one of the most brutal wars in history. It has helped shape the world we live in today.
A. The Treaty of Versailles brought the US out of WW1 and declared the end of the war. The US senate had rejected the treaty due to the objections of the league of nations. This treaty is also thought to be one of the major causes of WW2, which had a big effect on America. B. This treaty impacts me because it was the end of a major war, further changing America into what I know today. While I do not fully understand why the US rejected the treaty of Versailles, I believe it was to avoid conflict with Germany. C. This event has helped shape the world we know today, but it is also a haunting memory of the violence that this war caused, and it was also one of the lead causes for the next world war.
A. J. Edgar Hoover makes a large impact on America because he helped create the FBI, which helps protect our country. He started the first major protection force in America along with being an assistant to an attorney general, overseeing the roundups and deportations of suspected communists during post WW1. B. This impacts me because the FBI has helped to keep us safe for years against multiple terrorists and criminals. Without the FBI, we would not be as safe to these threats in America. C. Today, J. Edgar Hoover has helped set the FBI in it's place, and it protects and watches over America.
A. The Fair Labor Standards Act created the first minimum wage of at least 25 cents per hour. This is important to America because it set the necessary amount of money for an average person to live in America on their own. This act helped to bring many people out of poverty. B. This impacts me because it will help not only me but my family as well. This has helped people at least make money to survive off of, which is important for this country's standards. C. With minimum wage, people are able to at least make some money to survive off of, where decades ago, you wouldn't be able to make much money unless you worked in a very well paying job or you were a business owner.
A. This poem is one of the most well known in America's history, it is no surprise that it is important. This poem explains our win against the British two centuries ago, and was finally appointed as our national anthem in 1931. B. This impacts me because it shows how America came to be, and how we have struggled to make it as far as we are today. C. The Star Spangled Banner is sung all throughout America during important events and ceremonies, and it shows how our country was created, as our national anthem.