hitler - On March 15, 1933, a cabinet meeting was held...

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On March 15, 1933, a cabinet meeting was held during which Hitler and Göring discussed how to obstruct what was left of the democratic process, and how to get an Enabling Act passed by the Reichstag. This law would hand over the constitutional functions of the Reichstag to Hitler, including the power to make laws, control the budget and approve treaties with foreign governments. For Adolf Hitler, the goal of a legally established dictatorship was well within reach. On March 21st, in the Garrison Church at Potsdam, the burial place of Frederick the Great, an elaborate ceremony took place designed to ease public concern over Hitler and his new regime. Hitler plotted to bring democracy to an end in Germany. President Hindenburg, foreign diplomats, the General Staff and all the old guard going back to the days of the Kaiser, attended the ceremony. Adolf Hitler gave a speech paying respect to Hindenburg and celebrating the union of old Prussian military traditions and the Nazi Reich. Finishing his speech, Hitler walked over to
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2011 for the course HIST 410 taught by Professor Eric during the Spring '11 term at DeVry NY.

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