Hitler and The Nazis

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In History
  • The Early Years

    The NSDAP came from the previous German government, the Weimar Republic. They had the Reichstag which is like the U.S Congress. The Nazis rose from January 1919. They pushed for nationalism by using anti-Semitic ideas (anti Jews).
  • Hitler takes control of the Nazis

    Hitler was a spy for the army and had attended a meeting in September 1919. Then in 1921, he announced himself as the party's absolute ruler. In Hitler's speeches was about blaming groups for the problems Germany face.
  • Hitler arrested, the Nazis gains support

    Hitler arrested, the Nazis gains support
    Hitler was put into jail as he got caught trying to overthrow the government. In 1924, he got released and made a pledge that he would make the NSDAP a legal party. The NSDAP became well-known by farmers, small business owners, and others in the middle-class who felt ignored or betrayed by the Weimar government by 1928.
  • Great Depression and Impact for Nazis

    The Great Depression showed many German voters to look for more thoroughgoing parties, like Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Eleven months after the Great Depression, the NSDAP was able to expand its share of the Reichstag vote, after the Weimar government failed to answer successfully to the crisis.
  • The Chancellor Deal

    The Chancellor Deal
    Hitler continued to grab support for the party and himself, but President Paul von Hindenburg held securely by offering the defense minister Kurt von Schleicher the chancellorship instead. Hitler was not ready to let anyone be chancellor, other than himself. On January 30, 1933, Hindenburg allow the chancellorship to be handed to Hitler all thanks to Hitler's one support, Franz Von Papen.
  • Reichstag Fire and Aftermath

    Hitler's grip on power was still weak, but the change to that was the destructive fire in the Reichstag building in Berlin on February 27, 1933. Up to this day, no one stills know who started the fire. Hitler uses the Reichstag fire to his advantage to expand his power over Germany. He proclaimed a state of emergency and asked the president to invoke Article 48 of the Weimar constitution. This made the president to ruled by decree and also allowed Hitler to gain the upper hand.
  • The Enabling Act

    On March 23, 1933, the Nazis presented the Enabling Act. This act allowed Hitler to govern without reference to the Reichstag. The chancellor and his ministers could rule by decree and etc. The vote was rigged (444-94) as the Nazis arrested dozens of members of other parties. On July 14th, 1933, the Nazis declared that “The National Socialist German Workers’ Party constitutes the only political party in Germany." Anyone who forms a new one will be punished (imprison).
  • Concentration Camps

    In early 1933, Hitler permitted the construction of concentration camps. Political prisoners who opposed against the Nazis and their ideas were put to lived there.
  • Dealing with Protestant and Presidents

    After killing many leaders of the stormtoopers (his former Nazi enforcers) Hitler obtain the German Army. On August 2nd, 1934 the president (Hindenburg) died and Hitler took over. Hitler then assembled a large-public vote to seek public endorsement of a constitutional change where he would act as the head of state, government and armed forces. Nine-tenths of Germans approved but many said the vote was rigged.
  • Rearmament

    Hitler introduce the draft again in 1935. The next year he revealed his four year plan, preparing the nation's military for war. By the beginning of 1939, Germany's arm forced extended to more than 900,000 soldiers, 8,000 aircraft and 95 warships.
  • Anschluss-Austrian Takeover

    The Austrian chancellor held a March, 1938 vote for its independence because of pressure from the Nazis. They claim the vote was rigged and Hitler told the chancellor to give up his power to the Austrian Nazis or face invasion. The chancellor seek help from Britain and France, but was rejected so he resigned. Hitler made Germany and Austria under one government after arriving in Austria the next day with German forces.
  • Czechoslovakia and the Munich Agreement

    Czechoslovakia and the Munich Agreement
    Hitler turned his attention to the Sudetenland, a western region of Czechoslovakia. He claimed that the Germans there were oppress by Czechs. On Sept. 29, Hitler, Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini (Italy) and Edouard Daladier (France) met in Munich to resolve the crisis. They signed an agreement allowing the Nazi to takeover Sudetenland, as long as Hitler doesn't go further into Czechoslovakia. Two days later, German troops invaded Sudetenland.