THE GREAT DEPRESSION, THE NEW DEAL, WORLD WAR II
|Stock Market Crash|| |
October of 1929 stock that had been trading for high amounts of money lost their value dramatically. People lost money over night and went from being rich to poor in a matter of hours.
|soup kitchen|| |
were set up by charities to feed those who lined up for bread and soup. For many, the bread and soup were the only food they had each day.
|Dust Bowl|| |
a long period of drought hit the Great Plains. Over planting caused the topsoil to blow away in huge wind storms. Dust covered everything.
an extended period of little or no rain.
|Herbert Hoover|| |
31st President of the United States of America. He was the president when the "Stock Market" crashed and many blamed him for it.
|Franklin D. Roosevelt|| |
32nd Peresident of the United States of America. He led America through the "Great Depression" with his "New Deal". He was also the president during America's involvement in World War II.
|Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)|| |
put young Americans to work planting trees, with flood control, and working on creating national and state parks.
|Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)|| |
built dams that prevented flooding and also created hydroelectric power
|Duke Ellington|| |
the "Father of Swing" who was responsible for more than two thousand peices of music. He played swing music that took peoples minds off the Great Depression.
|Margaret Mitchell|| |
a Georgia author who wrote a book about the life of a woman in Atlanta during the Civil War. Her book was made into a movie that became the most viewed movie of all time.
|Jesse Owens|| |
During a time of deep-rooted segregation, he not only discredited Hitler's master race theory, but also affirmed that individual excellence, rather than race or national origin, distinguishes one man from another.
|Allied Powers|| |
Great Britain, France, Canada, The United States, and Russia joined together to fight against the Axis Powers and HItler.
|Axis Powers||Germany, Italy, and Japan formed a group that fought against the Allied Powers including America|
|isolationism||America choose to stay by itself looking after its own business.|
|Emperor Hirohito|| |
dictator of Japan who led the attack on Pearl Harbor that forced America into WWII
|Adolf Hitler|| |
German leader during World War II. He was a dictator who led by force. He was responsible for the a Holocaust in which he killed millions of Jewish people.
|Benito Mussolini|| |
joined with Hitler to become the dictator of Italy during World War II. He used force on his own people. At the end of the war he was killed by his own people.
|Harry Truman|| |
when Roosevelt died before he finished his third term he assumed the Presidency. He ended World War II when he ordered that atomic bombs be dropped on Japan.
|Winston Churchill|| |
English Prime Minister who led Britain through World War II. He coined the phrase, "Iron Curtian" to describe the communist Eastern Europe after World War II.
|Joseph Starlin||leader and dictator of Russia. Although he was part of the Allied side during World War II, he led Russia into the Communist era During the "Cold War", he was the enemy of the United States.|
|Pearl Harbor|| |
site of the surprise attack on the United States which forced America to enter into World War II. Many thousands of American sailors were lost on December 7, 1941.
|Iwo Jima|| |
site of a battle in the Pacific Ocean between the United States and Japan. The Americans won the battle which allowed them to control the Pacific Ocean.
the day the the Allies led an attack on the German army in France. This was the begaining of the end for the Axis Powers in World War II.
|VE Day|| |
victory in Europe Day. A day to celebrate the Allies defeat of the Axis Powers in Europe.
Hitler's plan to kill off all European Jews. He sent them to camps and executed them there. Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany's problems after WWI
|atomic bomb|| |
the war with Japan finally ended when President Turman dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
site of the first atomic bomb to be dropped on Japan to force them to end World War II
when the first Atomic Bomb was dropped and Japan did not surrender, President Truman decided to drop a second bomb on this city. It forced Japan to surrender.
when supplys of important war products like rubber and certain foods were low, the government decide to do this so that the soldiers in Europe would have enough supplies.
|Rosie the Riveter|| |
this fictional character was used to encourage women to work in places they wouldn't have before the war to help the war effort.
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- "Herbert Hoover" image
- "Franklin D. Roosevelt" image
- "Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)" image
- "Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)" image
- "Duke Ellington" image
- "Margaret Mitchell" image
- "Jesse Owens" image
- "Allied Powers" image
- "Emperor Hirohito" image
- "Adolf Hitler" image
- "Benito Mussolini" image
- "Harry Truman" image
- "Winston Churchill" image
- "Pearl Harbor" image
- "Iwo Jima" image
- "D-Day" image
- "VE Day" image
- "Holocaust" image
- "atomic bomb" image
- "Hiroshima" image
- "Nagasaki" image
- "rationing" image
- "Rosie the Riveter" image
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