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Historical Thinking Timeline
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Historical Thinking Timeline
1903 - 1914 Panama Canal
Description of the event
Controlled by US 1914-1979
The Panama Canal is an artificial 77 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.
The canal builders had to contend with a variety of obstacles, including challenging terrain, hot, humid weather, heavy rainfall and rampant tropical diseases, more than 20,000 people died during the canal's construction
Cuts the travel distance of ships
1915 Flanders field
1929 - 1939 The Great Depression
Description of the event :
Worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world
Began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors
Consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and employment as failing companies laid off workers.
By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its lowest point, 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half the country’s banks had failed.
1933 - 1945 Concentration camps
Jewish people put into camps during Hitler’s reign
Jews imprisoned in harsh conditions and treated inhumanely
People forced to work
Created by nazis
2001 9/11 Bombing
Description & How it impacted people
Group name Al - Queda hijacked four planes and carried out suicide attacks against the United States.
Two planes were flown into the twin tower
The third plane hit the pentagon, just outside of Washington, DC
The last plane crashed in the field of Pennsylvania
Almost 3000 Americans were killed
Significance of the event :
Pushed the U.S. into a better economic system.
Laws were set afterward to attempt to prevent something like that from happening again.
It expanded government intervention into new areas of social and economic affairs in the creation of more social assistance agencies at the nation level.
How people at the time perceived the event
People who followed Hitler and his beliefs did not think the camps were bad
Nazis thought jews were less than rats and cockroaches
Others disagreed, but were unable to do anything
People were punished if they did not like what was happening
How people today perceive the event
People today think that it was a horrific event
Disagree with how jews were treated
Think that the conditions were too harsh for anyone to live in
One of the worst things that happened in history
Changes that occurred as a result of this event
Made it easier for ships to sail from east to west
Ships had to go around Cape Horn without canal
Trading was easier which boosted the economy
What stayed the same
Goods are still shipped around without using the canal
imports and exports still continued in the USA
McCrae was inspired to write the poem on 3 May 1915, following Helmer’s funeral.
Poppies are blown in the fields, where the fallen soldiers are buried
The sound of the guns firing has almost drowned out the natural birdsong in the skies above.
Even though your friends might die, you must fight on and make sure that their fight for their country is not in vein.
If the living do not finish the fight begun by those who gave their lives, the dead will not be able to rest in their graves.
Was the event justified at the time?
The event was not justified. There is never any justification for killing innocent civilians on purpose. In times of war, sometimes innocents are unintentionally killed as collateral damage, which is terrible, but unfortunately happens. This attack was intentional on a predominantly civilian population. Many lives were lost that day and nothing was gained.
how has this event affected our thinking today?
9/11 created a Muslim prejudice society. It has been over fifteen years since September 11, 2001 and the United States became more efficient in procedures dealing with safety and immigration. The effects on Muslim Americans are eminent as a result of the terrorists being Muslims. To This day there are still some Muslim Americans having to deal to deal with threats, prejudices and stereotypes on a daily basis. Many Muslims have to deal with the pain of being shunned by their fellow Americans.
Description of the event and what caused it.
The Cold War was a standoff between the United States and Russia. It was also a battle of Communism vs. Democracy. The main causes of the Cold War included different political ideologies between the former Allies of the Second World War, and conflict over the future of a war torn Europe.
1945 - 1990 Cold War
During the war in Vietnam, it was perceived that the North Vietnamese were using logistic supply routes that crossed over Cambodian territory. Cambodia was a US ally at the time, but was unable to control these regions. The United States preceded to make Cambodia the most heavily bombed country in history. The result of this bombing campaign was a staggering number of deaths.
One of the biggest dangers of the Cold War was the assumption that the enemy was always a strategic genius. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in the winter, it was assumed that he must have a good reason. The long term result was a CIA-Saudi Arabia warrior exchange program that brought foreign fighters to Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union. The well-known results of this transplant came back with devastating force in 2001, also known as the 9/11 attack.
`Left hundreds of millions throughout the former Soviet Union unemployed
Suffered a financial crisis and a recession more severe than the United States and Germany had experienced during the Great Depression.
Russian living standards have worsened overall in the post–Cold War years
The legacy of the Cold War continues to influence world affairs.