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    Adolf Hitler, like many hellish dictators, was a natural born leader, exhibiting qualities like manipulative public speaking skills. “Almost from the moment Adolf Hitler stepped behind the crude lectern placed atop the head table the audience was ‘electrified’” (Toland). It was then that people realized he would have a paramount impact on Germany in the future. Hitler fed the people what they wished to consume as the crescendo to power began to branch. The stock market crash in the United States…

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    Corps which provided work for the young. The Works Progress Administration. Which conducted large public works. It gave jobs to about 2 million people and kept them busy on projects such as schools, roads, Dams, community schemes etc Rockefeller’s The Great Depression…

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    Adolf Hitler's Propaganda

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    rise to power. The size of the Nazi Party at its formation was infinitesimal in comparison to the powerhouse it grew into. Its surge to power was not a result of simply violence and hard-power utilization, but rather due to effective strategy and a great deal of luck. The economic and socio-political devastation that stemmed from World War I incited the collapse of German society and the Weimar Republic, allowing Hitler to effectively craft propaganda to promote his policies to a highly…

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    The Great Escape: End of the Great Depression The end of World War I marked the beginning of a period defined by American optimism. A trio of Republican presidents from Harding to Hoover (1921-1933) re-established free market capitalism and brought endless waves of prosperity. Unemployment rate reached 3%, and Americans believed dreams would never end. However, the Great Depression in the 1930’s crushed these dreams, driving unemployment to a high 25%. But, Americans found hope in the election…

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    The Rise Of Stalinism

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    vacuum inside the Communist Party, which held the power in the newly formed Soviet Union. The hole that Lenin left was filled by Joseph Stalin, a revolutionary who had been a steadfast ally of Lenin for the past two decades. Effectively operating as a dictator, Stalin instituted an ideology and policies collectively known as “Stalinism” that allowed him to lead the country without any opposition. This was radically different from…

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    suffered under a great depression in 1929, enduring poverty and completely lost confidence. Especially Hoover’s ‘do nothing policy’ made the economy worse. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected as president in 1933 and promised to end this depression. He introduced the New Deal as one of his main policy and aimed the goal of relief, recovery, and reform in the society and the economy. The democrats and the supporters of the New Deal says that it played a significant role in reducing a great number…

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    Franklin D.Roosevelt- Hope for America President Roosevelt made his mark in America’s history as a gifted leader while serving during a time of great economic crisis. He was elected to an unprecedented four terms as President due to his popularity. No doubt the Great Depression had affected the Republicans chances for election in 1932 which was Roosevelt’s first term in office as President. The movement seems to be more anti-Hoover than pro-Roosevelt at the time due to the economic depression…

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    The mere act of living was a struggle at the beginning of the 1930s. The last third of 1929 had plunged the United States into the worst economic disaster in its history. The task of resolving the crisis fell into the hands of President Herbert Hoover, who simply increased the damage. In 1933, people hoped that Franklin Delano Roosevelt could save the country with his New Deal, but growing threats from international powers promised a new impending conflict. With unemployment rates at an all-time…

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    Cleopatra Vs Caesar

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    “When everything seemed lost, the heirs of the house of Ptolemy would suddenly have almost put within their grasp a dominion stretching not only over the lost ancestral lands, but over wider territories than Ptolemy I or Ptolemy II or Ptolemy III had ever dreamed of. Those kings, being men, had based their dominion on the power of their arms; but now, when the military power of Egypt would bring to the contest power of a wholly different kind-the power of a fascinating woman.” E.R. Bevan, The…

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    this lens swirls the aspects of history and learning into one experience, expanding the reader's understanding of the book. It is especially helpful to use while reading the book To Kill A Mockingbird because it helps relate the horrific times of the great depression and the civil rights movement taking place while the author was writing. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel written in 1960 yet set in the 1930s. This book…

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