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Kellogg-Briand Pact

Kellogg-Briand Pact

A. It was an attempt to prevent war from happening by outlawing it. However, just like the prohibition, it was a failure.
B. I feel like this has been attempted before and will be later, but no matter how we try, not everyone will agree with it.
C. Since there are wars going on everywhere nowadays, if this worked and everyone listened, this could have been really great.

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Teapot Dome Scandal

Teapot Dome Scandal

A. The teapot dome scandal showed people how corrupt the government can be at certain times
B. This shocked me at how bad this event was. I figured it wouldn't be that bad, but when I read further into it, this was really bad.
C. The mistakes in our country are what shape what it is today. If this scandal hadn't happened, we would have nothing to learn from.

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The U.S. Economy in the 1920s

The U.S. Economy in the 1920s

A. During the 1920s, the US economy was on the rise. Mostly thanks to assembly lines, and the production of a lot of cars.
B. When i read this, it felt really ironic that just after this big boom in the economy, there is this huge depression so all that income was just thrown away.
C. The ups and downs in the US economy are what shape what it is today. Without the boom of the 1920s and the depression of the 1930s, the US economy would not be what it is today.

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U-2 Spy Incident

U-2 Spy Incident

A. The U-2 incident led to even higher tensions between the US and Russia as Russia captured an american pilot flying a U-2 spy plane who was later exchanged for a captured Russian spy.
B. It showed me how extreme countries can be when it comes to war and war-like times.
C. Many wars today are much like the cold war as countries will do anything to stop other countries from getting what they want.

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U.S. enters World War I

U.S. enters World War I

A. 4/6/17 was the day that the US entered World War I alongside the same allies that they would fight with during World War II. These allies were Britain, France, and Russia.
B. These events resemble what happened in the 1940's in World War II which was one of the worst times in our history. I feel that these events have a similar impact on me.
C. The two World Wars were the reason for most countries attitudes towards other countries today. For Example, the tensions between the US and Russia released along with the bombs on Japan still hang in the air today.

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The Great Depression Begins

The Great Depression Begins

A. It was the day that changed the economy and most live during World War I and the beginning of World War II. Not just the US as the stock market crash in America had devastating effects all around the world.
B. Every time I am forced to think about The Great Depression, I always think how it effected my ancestors from that era and how they lived.
C. The Great Depression taught the US how to be more careful with how run the economy and not have so much inflation that no one can afford anything.

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The Ruhr occupation

The Ruhr occupation

A. Since this happened during the World War I, this would be a strategic move for France and their allies who just so happened to be the US.
B. Strategy is one of the most exciting parts of war. Which ties into the fact that at its most basic, the Ruhr occupation was a strategic move in a war.
C. While many wars can be started for different reasons today, most involve conquering other land which is exactly what the Ruhr occupation was.

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Mussolini founds the Fascist party

Mussolini founds the Fascist party

A. A war veteran from Italy named Benito Mussolini started a political group that used terrorism against their opponents.
B. I have Italian heritage on my father's side which encourages me to learn more about Italian history.
C. This is how most violent governments act today. Getting an idea, influencing others that they are good guys, and terrorizing political opponents.

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How Joseph Stalin became the leader of the Soviet Union

How Joseph Stalin became the leader of the Soviet Union

A. He was not naturally in line for leader of the Russian communist party, but his ranks within the party made him the undisputed leader of the Soviet Union.
B. Since I have Ukrainian heritage, and Russia is trying to conquer Ukraine, I am curious to know what led them to want to do this.
C. He was one of the bloodiest tyrants in history so you an assume that the US had a quarrel with Russia in that time.

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1921: The Irish Free State Becomes an Independent Nation - History Hit

1921: The Irish Free State Becomes an Independent Nation - History Hit

was signed and Ireland became an independent state. They fought hard for independence and the British finally gave it to them.
B. Since I am Irish, this is a big event in Ireland's history so I would like to know more as anyone with a heritage of any country would.
C. This is very similar to what the British did to the US so as the US, we can relate to what they had to go through to be independent.

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