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Hitler's Rise to Power An overview of the causes of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. Note: this presentation provides on...
Objectives <ul><li>At the end of this lesson you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and explain a number of fac...
Overview <ul><li>The Nazi Party was formed in 1919 </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler joined the party shortly after it’s inception ...
1923: Violent uprising <ul><li>By 1923 the Nazi party had gained much support in Bavaria. Now firmly under the control of ...
1923: Violent uprising <ul><li>By 1923 the Nazi party had gained much support in Bavaria. Now firmly under the control of ...
Regrouping <ul><li>Whilst in prison Hitler analyses the parties strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Political Strategies are develo...
1924-1929 <ul><li>Focus on traditional values </li></ul><ul><li>Builds fear of Left Wing groups </li></ul><ul><li>Continue...
1929-1932 A Change in Fortunes <ul><li>Wall Street Crash leads to end of effective financial assistance from USA </li></ul...
Into government (1) <ul><li>Nazi’s use force to prevent uprisings </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetoric plays on peoples fears </li><...
Into Government (2) <ul><li>Electoral support rises: Nazi’s become largest single party in the Reichstag </li></ul><ul><li...
In Power <ul><li>Invited to become chancellor by politicians who believe that Hitler can be manipulated easily </li></ul><...
Rise to power: an overview <ul><li>Strong leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Determination </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Rhetoric an...
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  1. 1. Hitler's Rise to Power An overview of the causes of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. Note: this presentation provides only a brief overview of the reasons for Hitler’s Rise, each element of the slideshow will also be taught in depth 29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany By Mr Moorhouse www.SchoolHistory.co.uk www.SchoolsHistory.org.uk
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>At the end of this lesson you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and explain a number of factors that led to the rise of the Nazi party </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise that no single factor led to Hitler’s rise </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>The Nazi Party was formed in 1919 </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler joined the party shortly after it’s inception </li></ul><ul><li>Germany was in a state of disarray after the First World War </li></ul><ul><li>There were many extremist groups in Germany at the time </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  4. 4. 1923: Violent uprising <ul><li>By 1923 the Nazi party had gained much support in Bavaria. Now firmly under the control of Adolf Hitler the group attempts to seize control of the government through use of force. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite having many sympathisers the coup fails and Hitler is imprisoned. </li></ul><ul><li>The failure of the Beer Hall Putsch demonstrates that power needs to be taken through legal means. </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  5. 5. 1923: Violent uprising <ul><li>By 1923 the Nazi party had gained much support in Bavaria. Now firmly under the control of Adolf Hitler the group attempts to seize control of the government through use of force. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite having many sympathisers the coup fails and Hitler is imprisoned. </li></ul><ul><li>The failure of the Beer Hall Putsch demonstrates that power needs to be taken through legal means. </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  6. 6. Regrouping <ul><li>Whilst in prison Hitler analyses the parties strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Political Strategies are developed and refined </li></ul><ul><li>Shift to winning electoral support </li></ul><ul><li>Development of propaganda tools </li></ul><ul><li>Attempts to win support of big business </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  7. 7. 1924-1929 <ul><li>Focus on traditional values </li></ul><ul><li>Builds fear of Left Wing groups </li></ul><ul><li>Continued use of military imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of electoral support due to relative prosperity in Germany at the time </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  8. 8. 1929-1932 A Change in Fortunes <ul><li>Wall Street Crash leads to end of effective financial assistance from USA </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment rises rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperinflation recurs </li></ul><ul><li>Threat of Communism increases </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition government fails to address problems successfully </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  9. 9. Into government (1) <ul><li>Nazi’s use force to prevent uprisings </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetoric plays on peoples fears </li></ul><ul><li>Big Business won over through radical economic plans </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis placed on military power wins support of many soldiers and traditionalists. </li></ul><ul><li>Weak coalition governments enables Nazi’s to gain political strength </li></ul><ul><li>Propaganda and shows of might impress the masses </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  10. 10. Into Government (2) <ul><li>Electoral support rises: Nazi’s become largest single party in the Reichstag </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing economic crisis leads to break down of coalitions </li></ul><ul><li>Aging and ineffective president increasingly reliant upon Article 48 </li></ul><ul><li>Germany in desperate need of a strong leader </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  11. 11. In Power <ul><li>Invited to become chancellor by politicians who believe that Hitler can be manipulated easily </li></ul><ul><li>President Hindenburg’s death allows Hitler to assume presidential powers </li></ul><ul><li>Nazi Party’s rise to power is complete </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
  12. 12. Rise to power: an overview <ul><li>Strong leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Determination </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Rhetoric and Hitler’s capabilities as a public speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness of Coalition government </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Crash and the consequent economic collapse </li></ul><ul><li>Support of significant businessmen </li></ul><ul><li>Disruption of extremist opponents </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of Communism </li></ul>29/09/10 Weimar and Nazi Germany
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