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These (in my eyes) are the most pivotal things from 1900 - 1945.

1. The Holocaust

1. The Holocaust

A. The Holocaust was "the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews (as well as members of some other persecuted groups, such as Gypsies and homosexuals) by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War. To the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Jews were an inferior race, an alien threat to German racial purity and community. After years of Nazi rule in Germany, during which Jews were consistently persecuted, Hitler’s “final solution”–now known as the Holocaust–came to fruition under the cover of world war, with mass killing centers constructed in the concentration camps of occupied Poland". B. The Holocaust was a topic that our class deeply discussed. We learned so much about it and even took a trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. C. The Holocaust is an event that this country looks back at in horror. Recently, there has been a rise in "neo-Nazis" that want Jews dead. They want to bring the Holocaust back, but many people protest against them. That is a good thing but also a bad thing because it has sparked violent altercations between protesters that became deadly.

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2. World War II

2. World War II

A. "Coming just two decades after the last great global conflict, the Second World War was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million dead). Sparked by Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939, the war would drag on for six deadly years until the final Allied defeat of both Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945." B. WWII is a topic that I have personally been exposed to many times. I learned about is 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. As I got to higher grades the discussion became more, in lack for a better word, intense. C. WWII led to one of the most catastrophic events in the history of the world, the Holocaust. WWII is also being researched, mainly trying to solve mysteries of the war. Many mysteries lie behind WWII and people are trying to crack them.

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3. World War I

3. World War I

A. "World War I began in 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (the Allied Powers). Thanks to new military technologies and the horrors of trench warfare, World War I saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people—soldiers and civilians alike—were dead." B. WWI is a topic that is commonly talked about, especially in school. Students learn about WWI multiple times in their lives, and that includes me. C. WWI led to even more catastrophic events such as WWII. It is still widely researched and more discoveries are being made pertaining to WWI.

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4. Tanks and World War One

4. Tanks and World War One

A. "The tank had an interesting role in World War One. The tank was first used at the little known Battle of Flers. It was then used with less success at the Battle of the Somme. Though the tank was highly unreliable – as one would expect from a new machine – it did a great deal to end the horrors of trench warfare and brought back some mobility to the Western Front". B. Tanks have made warfare even more horrific then before. If there was a war right now, I would be terrified because of all the weapons especially the tanks. C. Tanks have been improved and continue to be improved so that in the case of war we will have highly advanced tanks that will help us in combat.

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5. The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

5. The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

A. "The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in world history". B. This flu outbreak helped lead to research of the virus which is what prevents something like this to happen to me. C. Right now, the flu has claimed many lives with the recent outbreak this year. This is probably because the number of people vaccinated in the US keeps getting lower because of myths, such as "you can get the flu from the flu shot".

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6. Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

6. Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

A. When this theory was first introduced, it cause a major argument in the scientific community. Many people disagreed with the theory, until many other scientists gave some input that persuaded most scientists. B. This is a theory that most people will hear about in their lifetime. I personally have heard about this theory countless times, eventually I'll learn more about it in school. C. To this day, this theory is still debated but most believe that this is true. It has helped answer many scientific questions and led to advanced space and Earth research.

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7. The First Powered Flight

7. The First Powered Flight

A. The issue of control was correctly seen as critical by the Wrights, and they acquired a wide American patent intended to give them ownership of basic aerodynamic control, despite the brothers' (and others in pioneer aviation circles) likely complete lack of knowledge of the aforementioned British technology patent from 1868.[11] This was fought in both American and European courts. European designers, however, were little affected by the litigation and continued their own development. The legal fight in the U.S., however, had a crushing effect on the nascent American aircraft industry, and by the time of World War I, the U.S. had no suitable military aircraft and had to purchase French and British models. B. This flight led to the creation of modern airplanes which has made traveling easy for me and my family. C. Ever since this flight, planes have been advancing which has made way for modern air traveling.

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8. The "Unsinkable" Titanic

8. The "Unsinkable" Titanic

A. "Titanic has inspired countless books, articles and films, and her story has entered the public consciousness as a cautionary tale about the perils of human hubris." B. The Titanic sinking is an event that will always be remembered. You will hear about the Titanic multiple times through your life (mostly at school). I always hear about it, especially online. C. In this modern age, many movies and plays have been created to try to reenact how the Titanic sank.

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9. The Creation of The Ford Model T

9. The Creation of The Ford Model T

A. The Ford Model T lead the way for car innovation in our modern age. Without it, cars may not be as we know them now. When the Ford Model T was created, it provided people with their own means of transportation. They don't have to depend on external transportation methods like trains or boats. B. The creation of the Ford Model T made cars what they are today, and what I know them to be. C. They creation of the Ford Model T led to innovation for cars and further advanced them.

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10. The Creation of Oreos & How Addictive They Are

10. The Creation of Oreos & How Addictive They Are

A. Oreos have become the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912. They have skyrocketed in popularity, even with the health risks they pose. B. I love Oreos and when I start eating them, I can't seem to stop. Apparently, Oreos are as addictive as COCAINE to our brains. C. Oreos are the most popular cookies, currently.

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