HIST 405 Great Depression and World War II

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HIST 405 Great Depression and World War II
What were the underlying causes of the depression? Why did the…

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HIST 405 Great Depression and World War II

HIST 405 Great Depression and World War II

Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts 54 Pages 

The Great Depression – 28 Pages 

What were the underlying causes of the depression? Why did the Great Depression of the 1930s seem so much worse than any occurring either before or since? Can you see any modern parallels to the Great Depression?  What were the underlying causes of the Great Depression? What led up to it?…

How well do you think our government handled the recent Global Financial Crisis? What lessons can we learn from the Great Depression?  Do you think we could compare the Great Depression with the economic crisis of recent years in the US? How are these situations alike or different?  Class, so can you see any modern parallels to the Great Depression?

Our country wastes so much today! It’s so tragic that there is so much wealth in the world and still so much starvation and poverty. How can this situation be improved, so that the gap between the wealthy and the poor is not so huge?

World War II – 26 Pages 

What were the underlying causes of World War II? Select one event that you think irrevocably led the world (and the U.S.) to war more than any other event. Argue your selection with details that support your answer…

How did different groups of Americans experience the war? How did racism and other forms of oppression play a role in these experiences? What do you think cyber war might look like?

The United States entered World War 2 in 1941 responding to a sneak Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. However, the United States involvement in that war, and its causes, albeit mostly as a non-belligerent, can be found 30 odd years before at the close of World War 1. United States international policy was dictated by domestic politics that swerved between activism, isolationism, delicate neutrality and…