U.s History II Lessons Learned

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1. ***Foreign Relations*** How have foreign entanglements influence America?

1.1. world war 1

1.1.1. When the U.S is involved with world affairs to a large extent it is hard to stay neutral if a major conflict breaks out.

1.1.2. Forming allies can draw the country into a broader conflict.

1.1.3. since we were so involved in world affairs leading up to WW1 it is hard to stay neutral in a conflict. We will get involved because of our previous involvement.

1.1.4. after having a big war we should create an effective treaty to remain in peace and avoid any future conflicts

1.1.5. if an alliance like the leauge of nations has no way to show its power/ doesn't have any power will end up failing because countries won't want to tick to it.

1.2. World War II

1.2.1. treaty of Versailles- when there are attempts at blaming one country, conflict will result

1.2.2. (MAGNETT) when all of these causes are ppresent militarism, allies, great depression, expansion, totalitarinism, is likely to causeconflict

1.3. early years of cold war

1.3.1. when an alliance is formed with another country, information that is kept secret will result in conflict

1.4. great depression

1.4.1. during bad times the government may be able to focus on international affairs/ conflicts

1.5. vietnam war

1.5.1. invasion of Cambodia- Nixon sent south Vietnamese troops into Cambodia because he couldn't send the active American troops (vietnamization) . This was a failure because they didn't have as good leadership as the American troops and not only did a lot die but they had to back down and leave making them look weak; Sometimes when you find a loophole to a rule it is worse then just sitting back because of the damage it can do in other aspects and it is not worth the risk

1.5.2. Before the war was declared the U.S.S Maddox was attacked and the U.S didn't do anything but 2 days later they thought they were attacked even though they weren't and bombed North Vietnam which started the war; Taking actions for beliefs can be very risky and if it is on a false pretense then the outcome can lead to a lot of damage as shown by the whole Vietnam war that started because of the action taken from a false accusation.

1.5.3. Ho Chi Minh, the communist leader of Vietnam always looked up to America's principles but we had different views them his because he wanted to spread communism and U.S wanted to contain communism and because of this we became enemies with him adding a lot of tension and hardship to the Vietnam war; When people are set on their beliefs and disagree with another then their feelings towards each other can be easily changed which can create fighting.

2. ***Media*** To what extent does the media influence people? To what extent does the media mirror or reflect society?

2.1. World war II

2.1.1. the media, when necessary can be manipulated to serve the greater good by influencing people to help with war efforts.

2.2. Emett Till

2.2.1. having public events like Emmett Till's open casket funeral can put things into perspective and it shows how Blacks are treated

3. ***Technology*** How does technology impact society?

3.1. early years of cold war

3.1.1. when there is competition to have more advanced military there is more likely for a possible attack/bombing

3.2. Tv

3.2.1. seeing canidates apppearence changes the outcome of elections

3.3. interstate highway system

3.3.1. progression in transportation technology, the implementation of that technology will benefit society by making it easier to get from place to place

4. ***Civil Rights:*** To what extent have the oppressed in America been able to attain an equality of life?

4.1. African Americans (1920s, WWI)

4.1.1. During times of war we see civil rights improve

4.2. Women movement (19th amendment)

4.2.1. people didn't want to stick to stereotypes and women wanted to become more independent and get more freedom.

4.3. world war II

4.3.1. disenfranchised groups are needed and want to continue being needed in times where there is a connecting issue.

4.4. civil rights protests

4.4.1. non violent protests bring a lot of attentions to certain causes and impacts can be made without hurting anyone

4.5. improved quality of life (1920)

4.5.1. scommunication- radios, tv, phones made communication available and much more efficient. Communicate to a broad audience and allows us to have culture and identity and connects us.

4.6. Black Panthers

4.6.1. if a movement is not seen to be making huge gains , it will involve more radical (aggressive) tactics

4.6.2. you can fall quickly if you take on a force you can not beat

4.7. WWI Warfare

4.7.1. technology changed ways war was fought (ex. Trench warfare)

4.7.2. The world was not ready for this and many people died, no one really had faced a world war in a long time and technology advanced severely over the next 7 years.

5. ***Government:*** What is the role and responsibility of the American government?

5.1. Prohabition

5.1.1. Creating unpopular laws are hard to enfore

5.1.2. when the government begins to ban popular things it is not effective and it is costly. (black markets and crime was resulted form this).

5.2. New Deal

5.2.1. during the large struggle of the Great depression a lot of major programs were put in place but national programs like this can't satisfy everyone

5.3. World War II

5.3.1. when fearful, the government will make decisions they believe are in the best interest of the country even if it is uncivil to some.

5.3.2. since Hitler was in power and kept pushing limits with persecution and no one stopped him he was able to continue what he was doing and kill that many people

5.3.3. Totalitarianism: when one leader has too much power they can do whatever they want if they are not challenged.

5.4. world war 1

5.4.1. when a country attacks us, we must fight back to show our power and assert our selves

5.5. great depression

5.5.1. during bad times peoples political vies will turn more radidcal

5.5.2. during bad times people will start to favor more democrat socialist forms of government

5.6. Great society

5.6.1. when the government decreases taxes and creates large social programs debt will increase

5.7. World War II

5.7.1. wars can end soon when one side has strong weapons

6. ***Leaders & Presidents*** What makes an effective or ineffective leader?

6.1. FDR vs. Hoover

6.1.1. after a large struggle people want change and will vote for someone just for a new opinion and leader

6.2. World War II

6.2.1. leaders like Hitler who are willing to fight to the end can be challenging to defeat.

6.2.2. a military leader who is aggressive can only be stopped aggressively (appeasement doesn't work)

6.2.3. having an "enemy" becomes an ally who promotes competition and harder fighting but it can lead to tension after war.

6.3. JfK assasination

6.3.1. people can become really extreme and take extreme measures when it comes to things they are passionate about.

6.4. Bay of Pigs (JFK)

6.4.1. presidents need to be educated about current politics before being thrown into office (Also presidents need compromise)

6.5. assasinations

6.5.1. just because the leader is killed doesn't mean the idea is killed too

6.6. Vietnam war

6.6.1. President Nixon was not honest towards the public when it came to the war and lied to them about promised outcomes and now people still to this day struggle to rely on the government; when someone lies, the trust of many can be lost forever and followers will decrease.

6.6.2. Nixon ordered the Rolling Thunder which were bombing raids on North Vietnam to get them to negotiate. They did get North Vietnam to negotiate but a lot of innocent civilians were killed; there are decisions that have both positive and negative consequences and sometimes you just have to pick what you think is best as shown when Nixon decides getting North to negotiate is more important then the civilian lives in the North

7. ***Migration*** What causes migration and how has it impacted America?

7.1. Great migration/ harlem Renisence

7.1.1. Immigrants like to live in consolidated areas where they can have their culture, this brings cultural diversity to the country.

7.2. world war II

7.2.1. America didn't know the extent of the Holocaust and refused many Jews entrance to the country allowing Hitler to keep and kill

8. ***Economics:*** How has economics impacted America & Americans?

8.1. working class (1920)

8.1.1. when paid more and working less, they had more time for leisure

8.1.2. mass consumption- Americans are in more debt when they buy more items

8.2. Great Depression

8.2.1. when the New Deal was created to fix the economic problems, it cost a lot of money and government debt increased

8.2.2. buy stocks when prices are low and buy when prices are higher

8.2.3. having local banks was a factor into bank failure of everyone in the community

8.2.4. don't spend money you don't have if unnecessary

8.2.5. banks play a large role in a nations economy if banks do pass or fail the economy will follow

8.2.6. if supply is much greater then demand the value of it will fall

8.2.7. if the value of something increases too fast, it could form a bubble and 'pop'