Mao ZeDong

By BMD98
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    Mao's Life

  • Mao's Birth

    Mao's Birth
    Mao ZeDong was born on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan, Hunan Province, China. He was born to his mother, Wen Qimei and father, Mao Yichang. He grew up a Buddhist, but dropped his faith in his teen years. He grew up loving history and military powers like George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte. (www.biography.com)
  • The First "Affordable Car" is Introduced

    The First "Affordable Car" is Introduced
    The first "affordable" car was introduced on October 1, 1908. The Ford Motor Company "Model T" was able to be widely produced due to the assembly line technique for mass production. The price was cheap at $850 ($21,000+ today). The price continued to drop all the way to $300 at its discontinuation in 1927. (www.History.com)
  • The Titanic Sinks

    The Titanic Sinks
    The R.M.S. Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912 after it hit an iceberg. It was the largest ship afloat at its time and was deemed "Unsinkable" but that was quickly proven wrong. Due to the shortage of lifeboats, women and children were placed on board first. 1,500 people died in what could arguably be the most famous ship disaster in history. (Ballard 70-89)
  • WWI Begins

    WWI Begins
    World War I officially began on July 28, 1914. It was started due to many factors such as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania, which, was a cruize ship sunken by a German U Boat. The war was between the Entente Powers (such as the British Empire, France, and Belgium) versus the Central Powers (German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire).The war ended on November 11, 1918 in an Entente Powers' victory. (history1900sabout.com
  • The Great Depression Begins

    The Great Depression Begins
    The Great Depression was a severe, worldwide economic depression starting on October 29, 1929. It began with a sudden collapse in the U.S. stock market. This day was known as "Black Tuesday". The decline in the United States' economy was what mainly brought down most of the other countrys' economies. The recovery for most countries began in 1933 but completely ended in 1939. (www.History.com)
  • Bonnie and Clyde are Gunned Down

    Bonnie and Clyde are Gunned Down
    Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were famous American outlaw that went a big crime spree in the early 1930s. They killed police officers, robbed banks, and kidnapped people. As pressure to catch the criminals increased, former Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer, was called upon to stop them. In the morning of May 23, 1934, Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by Hamer along with 3 other Texas officers and 2 Louisiana officers in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. (www.History.com)
  • The Long March in Jiangxi (P1)

    The Long March in Jiangxi (P1)
    The Long March was a series of retreats by the "Red Army" (People's Liberation Army) to evade the pursuit of the KMT (Chinese Nationalist Party) army. The most famous retreat was when the KMT army led by Chiang Kai-shek marched into the Jiangxi Province, pinning down the PLA. They going to face almost certain annihilation from the KMT, butg Mao ZeDong and Zhou Enlai led an escape of their 85,000 soldiers through the western terrain of China and then to the north to Shaanxi. The march took 370
  • The Long March in Jiangxi (P2)

    The Long March in Jiangxi (P2)
    days and was the beginning of Mao's rise to power. (Chen 18)
  • The Hoover Dam is Opened (P1)

    The Hoover Dam is Opened (P1)
    The Hoover Dam is a dam that lies on the border of Arizona and Nevada. It lies on the Colorado River. The plan for the dam was to supply water and power to the south-western areas of the United States and for people who wanted to irrigate the plains of the desert areas without suffering from flooding. The building of the dam was tretcherous. If people fell in the concrete structure of the dam during construction, they continued ;aying down the concrete on top of you. Over 100 people died during
  • The Hoover Dam is Opened (P2)

    The Hoover Dam is Opened (P2)
    the construction of the dam. After the construction, which, took five years was finished, the dam was opened on March 1, 1936. (www.hooverdamtourcompany.com)
  • Mao Becomes Chairman of the CCP

    Mao Becomes Chairman of the CCP
    Mao became the Chairman of the Chinese Communist party succeeding Chen Duxiu. Although, the CCP had been abolished from 1925-1943. He was first elected as the Chairman of the Central Politburo on March 20, 1943, and then was elcted as Chairman of the Central Committee on June 19, 1945. His term as Chairman of the Central Politburo ended on Sept. 28, 1958 while he remained Chairman of the Central Committee until his death. He remained Chairman of the CCP during his time as President of the PRC.
  • Mao Becomes Chairman of the CCP (Notation)

    Mao Becomes Chairman of the CCP (Notation)
    (Poole 55)
  • Mao Forms the PRC (P1)

    Mao Forms the PRC (P1)
    Mao defeated the KMT forces of Chiang Kai-Shek. This defeat caused the KMT to flee to Taiwan giving the CCP control over mainland China. After Mao's victory and the end of the Chinese Civil War, he stood atop Tiananmen and proclaimed the creation of the People's Republic of China. The first Constitution of The People's Republic of China was created in 1954, which incorporates the "People's Democratic Dictatorship". This means that the CCP and the state representative can act on behalf of
  • Mao Forms the PRC (P2)

    Mao Forms the PRC (P2)
    the people against reactionary forces and may use dictorial powers. (Uhalley 67)
  • Mao's First Five Year Plan

    Mao's First Five Year Plan
    The first five year plan Mao had was like his 2nd plan, the Great Leap Forward. His plan was to increase industrial growth and socialism with 694 industrial projects, some, including the Soviet Union. The steel production increased to 16.6 tons, which, is more than two times the combined amount produced from 1900-1948. Coal production also increased by 98% from 1952. The plan led into the next 5 year plan, the Great Leap Forward. (Uhalley 108-110)
  • Mao Becomes the First President of the PRC

    Mao Becomes the First President of the PRC
    Mao ZeDong becomes the 1st president of China on Sept. 27, 1954. His time was short. He only lasted a bit short of six years before resigning on April 27, 1959 during his Great Leap Forward Campaign. Despite his resignation, the Great Leap Forward continued until 1961. He remained Chairman of the CCP after his resignation as President. (Chen 30)
  • The Hundred Flowers Campaign (P1)

    The Hundred Flowers Campaign (P1)
    . The Hundred Flowers Campaign was a period of time where the CCP encouraged the citizens to openly express their opinions on communism. It was encouraged by Mao's famous expression " The policy of letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend is designed to promote the flourishing of the arts and the progress of science." The campaign was stopped in 1957 after it became out of control after receiving numerous bad comments and hate mail. Mao said the campaign
  • The Hundred Flowers Campaign (P2)

    The Hundred Flowers Campaign (P2)
    "enticed the snakes out of their caves." (Poole 120-121)
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    The Great Leap Forward was Mao's 2nd five year plan. It was once again an attempt to transform China into a communist society and bring in socialism by rapid industrialization. The plan was to produce steel by bringing in backyard furnaces to urban communities and having the people create steel. The result was very low quality steel. The economy grew amd the iron production increased, but it was stopped in 1961. The plan resulted in the Great Chinese Famine, killing 18-42 million people.
  • Great Leap Forward (Notation)

    Great Leap Forward (Notation)
    (Uhalley 117-118)
  • The Cultural Revolution

    The Cultural Revolution
    The Cultural Revolution began in May of 1966. The idea was to enforce communism by removing capitalist elements in China. It was the first time since the Great Leap Forward that put Mao in a position of power. Mao focused on targeting the youth of China to question anyone opposing Mao and communism and rid the elemnts against communism. It would last from 1966 until Mao's death in October of 1976. (Poole 137-139)
  • Mao's Death

    Mao's Death
    Mao died in Beijing on September 9, 1976. He was hospitalized after suffering a severe heart attack on Sept. 2. Five days later on Sept. 7, he had a sudden attack of pharyngitis and was barely revived. The next day he slipped into a coma and was put on life support. He was taken off life support just after midnight of Sept. 9, 1976 and was pronounced dead. There are also unconfirmed reports that he had ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Poole 142)