A) The Holocauat had a very negative impact on the nation. 6 million innocent, European Jews were murdered in death camps and other horrible situations. B) This impacts me as a person because I know that it happened and it can happen again. I know how terrible it was and no one ever wants something like this to happen again. C) This impacts present day because we are now cautions to prevent something like this from reoccurring. We have learnt from our mistakes and hopefully we will know how to act if something like this were to happen again.
A) On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise attack to the US Naval Base near Honolulu, Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack. B) This impacts me because it has showed me that the US in not indivisible and that we can be attacked, just like 9/11. C) This impacts present day because we know that surprise attacks can happen and we have learnt from past mistakes how to handle them. If one were to ever occur again, we would be more prepared and ready.
A) The Women’s Suffrage movement was a campaign for women to gain the right to vote. This took nearly 100 years too win the right. In !920, the !9th Amendment was ratified which allowed women to have the right to citizenship just like men. B) This impacts me because once I turn 18, as a women, I am allowed to vote and help select leaders for our country. C) This impacts present day because it is closely connected to the Women’s Rights Movement which is becoming more popular.
A) In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed. This set a national minimum wage, maximum work hours, and minimum age of employment. This helped minimize child labor in America. B) This impacts me because I am now protected from the dangers of child labor and being underpaid. C) This impacts present day because now children all over America are protected from child labor. Whenever a child is employed they are to make minimum wage, just like anyone else.
A) In 1918, the Spanish Flu Pandemic affected more than 500 million people worldwide, which was about 1/3 of the planet’s population. This flu swiftly spread around the whole world. B) This impacts me because I am careful to wash my hands and keep them away from my face. I try to prevent outside germs from entering my body, C) This impacts present day because we are scared that something like this will happen again. During flu season most people keep careful to stay extra clean to prevent the flu or other illnesses.
A) In 1908, Henry Ford launched the first affordable automobile for the majority or Americans. This had a huge impact on America as this changed the way we travel forever. Now there would be less waste on the streets from horses and these automobiles could move faster. B) This impacts me because now whenever I need to go somewhere, all I have to do is hop into the car and in a few short minutes I am there. No horses or carriages, etc. C) This impacts the present day greatly. Everyone depends on cars to take them from point A to point B. Cars have evolved tremendously. There are many different models and they can travel much faster than the original.
A) In 1903, the Wright brothers first powered flight happened in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This changed the world because they invented a new way of transportation never seen before: an engine power airplane. B) This impacted me because now I can travel in plane to go across a body of water or land in less amount of time. C) Now in present day, anyone can travel on a plane. Instead of traveling in a boat or car across vast distances, a plane will take up much less time. Although the model of the present plane is much different than the original, the Wright Brothers invented the original blueprint and we just improved it.
A) The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939. It was the worse economic downturn in history. It caused over 15 million Americans to be unemployed and many banks to fail. B) This impacts me because I know that it could happen again and how hard it was for the many Americans affected. C) This impacts present day because we are careful to prevent something like this from happening again. We are careful managing our economy. We have hopefully learnt from our past mistakes.
A) World War I began in 1914. After the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Empire fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan, and the United States. More than !6 million people died. B) This affects me because many people died and we are careful to not let this happen again. C) This affects present day because we are now careful to look for signs and prevent another World War from happening again.
A) In 1912, the Titanic ship ran into an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. This ship was deemed “the unsinkable” before beginning its voyage. Everyone thought that it was the greatest thing. The Titanic ended up sinking and more than 1,500 people died. B) This impacts me personally because I now know that anything can happen, even when not expected. I am careful not to believe everything I hear. C) This impacts present day because most people know not to trust everything they hear and anything can happen.