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ts2296: World War I, the Treaty of Versailles, and the Great Depression

By ts2296
  • WWI Ends

    WWI Ends
    After four years of fight the war was over. In a train in France an Armistice was signed ending the war. Everyone still left when home to their families broken and bruised. America who had gotten into the war because Germans were sinking her ships went home to a prosperious country. Unfortunately, the war wasn’t over yet leaders of the four nations had settle what was going to be done to Germany as well as what would happen to other countries that wanted a share in the wealth.
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  • Treaty of Versillies

    Treaty of Versillies
    The Treaty of Versailles signified the end of WWI and the reasons behind why WWII started. When making the treaty the members of the European countries wanted Germany to pay for what they had done in the war, but American leader Woodrow Wilson saw that if the repermations the Germans were made to pay went through another war would start. The leaders from Europe didn’t listen and out of Wilsons 14 Point Plan only one of the points was passed; the League of
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  • Congress Rejects League of Nations

    Congress Rejects League of Nations
    When the Treaty was brought home to the United States it had a low acceptance rate. People didn’t like the idea of being involved in foreign affairs. So when the treaty entered Congress for approval it was shot down almost unanimously.
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  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The start of the Great Depression. On Black Tuesday the stock market crashed. Everyone panicked and started pulling money out of their savings accounts which caused the banks to fail. With all of the banks failing people started to lose all their lifes savings, this included the industries of the time. They had to start letting people go in order to stay afloat. Thus causing the 25% unemployment rate.
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected President

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected President
    Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected into office after Hoover. He had a plan to combat the Depression that entailed the federal government stepping in to help citizens much more than they ever had in the past. It was time for a change, Hoovers Republican ideas about how the Great Depression should have been dealt with did work and the country at the time wasn’t happy about it. It involved state help and privatized help to provide aid to the people of America.
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  • New Deal

    New Deal
    TheNew Dealwas President Roosevelt’s idea for the new way to get the country out of depression. In his first 100 days as President he passed 15 new acts as part of the New Deal that would help Americans get back on their feet. This New Deal ended up being able to keep America afloat during the Great Depression.
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  • Emegency Banking Act

    Emegency Banking Act
    The most important act of the New Deal was the Emergency Banking Act. This act created a four day “holiday” in which the banks could get all of their accounts in order. During those four day FDR started to do what he called the fireside talks which were a way for him to educate Americans about what he was doing in order to try to bring the USA out of the Depression. These talks continued throughout the Depression as a way to keep Americans calm through all the changes to
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  • Public Works Administration

    Public Works Administration
    The Public Works Administration was a job creating strategy of the New Deal. It employed millions of people to work on public works. People employed build such things as schools, bridges, and any other public works that needed building or repairing.
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  • Second New Deal

    Second New Deal
    In the Second New Deal FDR was going for a different approach. He felt that the first Deal wasn’t helping people enough and he wanted to start focusing more on long-term reform. In the Second New Deal he created the basics of our Social Security and Welfare that we use today. Along with Welfare and Social Security he also started programs that would help Native Americans and other minorities.
  • Fair Labor Act

    Fair Labor Act
    The Fair Labor Act was another one of FDR’s Second New Deal programs. This act established a minimum wage for people work in factories it also banned child labor. This act played a major role in securing workers rights as well as children's rights.
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  • WWII Starts

    WWII Starts
    WWII was started by the Germans. It was the Nazi party rebelling against the Treaty of Versailles. Having been repressed by the treaty Germany once again wanted to raise up a take back what they thought was rightfully theirs. Initially America wasn’t part of the war but when Pearl Harbor was attacked America had no choice but to enter.
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  • End of the Great Depression

    End of the Great Depression
    When WWII started it pushed the country out of the Depression. With the wartime economy starting up again factory workers were needed in order to meet the demand for goods needed for war. This pulled America out of the Great Depression and on to a wartime economy. With people having jobs again Americans were able to move into homes and raise families without having to worry about money.
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