Kent State University Murders of May 1970: Turning Point in the Vietnam War
October 30th 2012
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Table of Contents
Part A: Plan of Investigation .2
Part B: Summary of E
Fidel Castros Rise to Power Through is History Will Absolve Me Speech
Part A: Plan of Investigation
With 1950s Cuba in distress, Fidel Castro was able to swiftly consolidate power.
Focusing on the events of 1952 to 1959 when Castro obtained the position o
Hitler: Domestic Policy
Research Question: In what ways and to what effect did Hitlers domestic policies, both social
and economic, impact Germany and its people between 1933 and 1945?
Thesis: Hitlers implementation of new economic and social policy radic
Spanish-American War 1898: Spain lost sovereignty over Cuba.
1902: Republic of Cuba established
1934: Platt Amendment
Cuban economy was heavily tied to the USA: sugar, tobacco, coffee and rice\
Fulgencio Batista: In office 1940-1944 (
Cold War: 1947 - 1953
George Kennan Long Telegram- July 1947 (Peace through strength)
a.i. Mistrust of west
a.ii. Their insecurity (Several attacks from West)
a.iii. WWII losses (20 million, 25% of industry destroyed)
b. Soviets wanted
Hitler: Cult of Personality
Research Question: Identify the ways in which Hitler consolidated his power by using his cult of
Thesis: Hitler used his cult of personality in various aspects of the German public.
Battle of Verdun (February 21, 1916- December 16, 1916)
Verdun is the largest city in the Meuse department located in Lorraine, France
German General Erich von Falkenhayn believed that the war could only be won in the west
The Main Causes of WWI
Militarism denoted a rise in military expenditure, an increase in military and naval forces,
more influence of the military men upon the policies of the civilian government, and a
preference for force as a solution to pr
WWI: Overlying Themes
War of Attrition
Attrition means to be worn down
Became static and armies realized they would not be able to win in no-mans land
and because of this, the war would be prolonged
They wanted to outlast their opponent
All power to the soviets
All parties agreed that Russias future should be decided by a democraticallyelected Constituent Assembly
Lenin believed that the Bolsheviks should become the basis of the government
Lenins policy offered the prospect of con
Cold War: 1953 1974
Eisenhower and Dulles
Foreign Policy under President Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1953-1961
Eisenhower and Dulles
1. Dwight D. Eisenhower followed two principles in shaping his foreign policy.
First, communism must not be allowed to expand
Research Question 1: Discuss the importance of the role of women in the US military during WW2.
Thesis: The active role of women in the US military during WWII was a turning point for the feminist movement.
Argument 1: Women in the Army For
The Great Depression:
1. - In the initial six months following the stock market crash, King took little action to address
problems like unemployment. When asked where the proceeds of raised taxes would go, King
answered I would
- When the crisis began, King urged Canadians to wait it out. A similar approach was being taken
by Hoover in the US.
- Bennett became prime minister in 1930, defeating King in the elections because of his failure to
- at the end of ww2, 60% of british armed forces were Canadian.
- By the end of the second world war, Canada had ONE MILLION, ONE HUNDRED
THOUSAND MEN IN UNIFORM. That is one out of every three adult males.
- Far across the globe a small forc
The Great Depression: RB BEnnett
The New Deal
- 11. - Until 1932 Bennett produced no substantial policy to address the depression because the
situation was thought to be temporary and the effects of the 1930 relief grants and raised tari
FDRs Banking Policies
Argument #1: In the Glass-Steagall Act, 1933, FDR banned banks which relied on
Evidence: In the 1920s, a lot of small-scale banks opened throughout the country.
Analysis: During the Depression, people lost all
Hamrita, Tanvir, Bhavpreet, and Kiana
Essay Outline Minorities
Research Question: Analyze the effectiveness of FDRs policies towards the minorities of
America during the Great Depression.
Thesis: FDRs policies were effective in providing unemployment reli
RQ1: To what extent did the military involvement of the US in WW2 contribute to the Allied
Thesis: The military involvement of the US in WW2 played a significant role in helping the
Allies achieve victory.
Arg 1: Army Force:
- Ninety-one division
Creating a Study Guide: Military Role of US in WW2
(Army, Air Force, Navy)
Theater and the Second World War. The island was to become
a staging area for the eventual invasion of Japan since it was
just 350 miles (550 km) south of the Japanese mainland.
President Roosevelt's interventionist policies were very effective and successful in
providing relief for the American economy.
The Agricultural Adjustment Act aided in allowing for money to begin circulating in the
Research Question: What caused WW1?
Thesis: Militarism, being the most important for the four MAIN causes, was the ultimately the
foundation for the outbreak of WWI.
Argument 1: The military was beginning to gain more power as the tensions in Europe rose
LBJ and the Great Society
The Great Society was a huge programme of social and welfare legislation- Jonathan
It was an era of do-it-now optimism with over 100 proposal
On November 22nd, 1963,
~ Cuban Missile Crisis ~
Friday October 26th, 1962
U.S. quarantine forces boarded the Marcula (Lebanese ship, Greek crew)
the chances if it carrying Soviet missile parts very unlikely but U.S. wanted
to demonstrate the Navys determination to force
Mussolini: Rise to Power
RQ: In what ways and with what results did Mussolinis strong Fascist Ideology lead to
his rise to power?
Thesis: Mussolini successfully used his ideology to establish a base for support, which
essentially helped him rise to power.
Rise to Power
Definition of Fascism:
Fascism is the totalitarian philosophy of government that glorifies the state and nation and
assigns to the state control over every aspect of national life.
Fasces symbol (axe and wooden rods)
Fascism (according to M
Little Rock Ventral High School (Desegregated Fall 1957)
After Little Rock school board votes to integrate schools, National Guard troops prevent
black children from attending the white school
National Guard is like the State militia contro