Prochaska, Boot Period 1

  • World War 1

    World War 1
    WW1 began in europe. Many countries were rivals in Europe for a struggle of power. They built strong armies. They also formed alliances, or agreements to help one another in case of attack. The military built up alliances and armies.
  • Trench Warfare & The Treaty of Versailles

    Trench Warfare & The Treaty of Versailles
    Trench warfare was when soldiers on either side dig muddy trenches, where they would stay in to avoid enemy fire. Sometimes they were given orders like, "over the top," where they would charge the enemy trench. In 1918, the Central Powers surrendered to the Allies. Germany and Austria-Hungary accepted the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was a harsh treaty which limited many of Germany and Austria-Hungary's actions and resources and the two countries considered them to be unfair.
  • Overthrowing the Tsar

    Overthrowing the Tsar
    Tsars ruled Russia like emperors for hundreds of years. In the early 1900s Russians grew unhappy with their government. The hardships of the war increased opposition to the Tsar. In 1917 a revolution forced Tsar Nicholas II, to give up the throne.
  • Roaring Twenties

    Roaring Twenties
    Middle and late 1920s were a time of great prosperity in the U.S. The economy grew rapidly. Some people enjoyed the great wealth. During the 1920s the United States were the richest country. Americans used their wealth to buy many new things. They bought cars, radios, and electrical appliances. New forms of music were made such as jazz.
  • The Rise of Communism & Joseph Stalin

    The Rise of Communism & Joseph Stalin
    The system of Communsim was starting to develop, where the government controls most businesses. The system improved after Communists won a civil war agenced anticommunists in 1920. They even promised citizens and equal share in the government's wealth. But in theory, it was terribly unfair. But in 1924, the dictator Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union ruthlessly until 1953. He prevented freedom and set up prison camps. He also punished anyone who challenged his rule.
  • The Great Depression- Hoovervilles & Stock Market

    The Great Depression- Hoovervilles & Stock Market
    In 1929, the stock market crashed. This was the start of a worldwide economic downturn, called the Great Depression. It lasted through the 1930s, and effected almost everyone in America. One forth of the population could not find a job, and were forced to travel acrossed the country in search of enployment. Many lived in Hoovervilles, small, ruined shanty towns belonging to the homeless.
  • America During the Depression

    America During the Depression
    The end of world war one brought jubilation in the countries. The bank lent out too much money to people making loans. They ran out of money and the great depression hit the U.S. Russia was already in a depression from the war, most people got so poor they couldn't afford houses so they lived in Hoovervilles.
  • Holocaust

    Adolf hitler took advantage of German discontent. He led an organization called the nazis. Hitler and the nazis promised to make Germany better. He became dictator. Nazi Germany built up its forces. Using threats and military force, Hitler took control of lands around Germany.
  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    The Natzis did some of the worst horrors of WWII. They tried to destroy entire groups of people, particularly the Jews. The Natzis held them in concentration camps, where they were worked until they died, tortured, or even killed. This reign of terror and horror was known as the Holocaust.
  • Roosevelt's New Deal

    Roosevelt's New Deal
    When president Roosevelt took office in 1933, he tried to stabalize the economy and provide jobs and relief. Over the next few years, the government tried a new series of expiremental projects and programs, known as the New Deal. But the New Deal also changed the federal government's realationship to the US population!
  • Attack on Pearl Harbour

    Attack on Pearl Harbour
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by the Japanese on the United States. The attack led to WWII. The Japanese attacked the U.S. in order to keep the pacific fleet from interfering with military actions.
  • The Bombing of Japan.

    The Bombing of Japan.
    After Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, Japan continued to fight on. President Harry S. Truman knew that to invade Japan head on would cost them tens of thousands of lives. So in order to end the war quickly, he ordered for the use of the first atomic bomb, the most powerful weapon ever used. The United States then dropped the bombs on the two cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 100,000 people were killed. Now knowing about the terrible weapon, Japan surrendered on September 2,1945.
  • Beginning of the Cold War

    Beginning of the Cold War
    Although the United States had cooperated during World War II, both them and the Soviet union had different economies. The Soviet Union had a communist government. The United States had a capitalist government. This created a tension between the countries.
  • North Korea

    North Korea
    In 1950, communist North Korea invaded South Korea. During the Korean War, The United States and other democratic countries sent troops to support South Korea. China then sent troops to aid North Korea. The war ended in a stalemate.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    In Southeast Asia, Vietnam had split into communist North Vietnam. and uncommunist South Vietnam. In the 1960s, the US sent troops to aid South Vietnam and fight agenced communism in North Vietnam. Millions of people died, and in 1975, North Vietnam unfortunatly defeated South Vietnam.
  • End of the Cold War

    End of the Cold War
    The war ended in 1991 when the communism rule collapsed in the Soviet Union. And in 1989, most of Europe rejected communism. It also ended because capitalism produced more wealth and was more economically successful the communism. When the communist government fell, the Soviet Union broke into serveral other nations like Russia, who in the end adopted capitalism.