Causes and effects of WWI

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In History
  • Ford Model T

    Ford Model T
    The Ford Model T was the first affordable and commercially available automobile available to Americans. Created by Hnery Ford.
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    Austrian Archduke Frans Ferdinand was assassinated during his visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia. This event heightened political tensions between Bosnia and Austria.
  • The July Crisis

    The July Crisis
    The July Crisis was a diplomatic crisis between major European powers after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The RMS Lusitania was sunk by Germans in naval warfare against the British. 128 Americans were killed, which angered America.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    The Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmerman Telegram was an intercepted telegram sent from Germany to Mexico promising land and spoils if Mexico attacked the U.S. This prompted America to join WWI.
  • The Eighteenth Amendment

    The Eighteenth Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment was an Amendment which prohibited the "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States" (Archives.gov)
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was signed by Germany on this date, This brought a formal end to the war.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    The Dawes Plan was created after the first World War in an attempt to solve the war debt. Reparations were forced upon Germany, severely hurting their economy.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The stock market crash which ended the Roaring Twenties
  • National Recovery Administration

    National Recovery Administration
    Created as part of FDR's New Deal, the NRA regulated business practices and tried to reduce competition.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    Created as part of FDR's New Deal, the TVA helped to stabilize and save Tennessee, a region which was particularly affected by the Great Depression.
  • Civil Works Administration

    Civil Works Administration
    Created as part of FDR's New Deal, the CWA created hundreds of construction jobs for unemployed people in an attempt to jumpstart the economy.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Created as part of FDR's New Deal, the FDIC insures people's bank deposits.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Works Progress Administration
    Created as part of the New Deal, the WPA employed millions of people in public works projects, helping to stimulate the economy.
  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    Created as part of the New Deal, "The SEC has a three-part mission: to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation." (Wikipedia, SEC page)
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Created as part of FDR's "New Deal" the Social Security Act created the Social Security System and insured people money if they were disabled, underage, impoverished, elderly, or otherwise incapacitated or struggling.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    Created as part of FDR's New Deal, the FLSA created a minimum wage, set work hours, and prohibited children from working jobs.
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    Blockade of Germany

    A Britain naval blockade of Germany ensured less supplies got through to Germany.
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    The Great War

    The official start and end of the Great War.
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    Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare had evolved as a defensive measure with new technologies, and took more lives than any other type of fighting.
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    The U.S. Enters

    The timespan in which the U.S. entered the war.
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    Wilson's Fourteen Points

    President Wilson introduced his Fourteen Points to settle the war, but only one was adopted, in that they made a League of Nations.
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    The Harlem Renaissance

    A movement of African-American expressionism primarily affected by the Great Migration.
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    The Roaring Twenties

    A period in history marked by economic prosperity and social and cultural advancement.
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    Herbert Hoover's Presidency

    Herbert Hoover was elected president and saw the nation through the beginning of the stock market crash. He did very little to save the economy, and actually hindered it with high tariffs and taxes.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression, a worldwide market crash in which unemployment was high and production was low. Many countries recovered at different times, and took wuite a while to recover from it.
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt spearheaded major legislation in his first hundred days in office and helped the economy recover from the Great Depression extensively.