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American Cultures III Week 4

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  • 1. American Cultures III
    Week 4 Review
  • 2. Major Themes of the Week
    The Holocaust
    Isolationism
    The End Of Isolationism and the Beginning of War
  • 3. PART 1: The Holocaust
    Causes
    A desperate Germany is looking for someone to blame
    There was a common dislike of Jews in Europe for hundreds of years
    German quest for a “pure” race
    Constant government propaganda calling for the dehumanization of Jews
  • 4. PART 1: The Holocaust
    Who was targeted by the Nazis?
    Jews
    Gypsies
    Homosexuals
    Communists
    Elderly
    Disabled
    Mentally Retarded
    Political Opponents
  • 5. PART 1: The Holocaust
    How could it happen?
    Nazis passed laws to gradually dehumanize Jews
    Nuremburg Laws(determined who was and was not Jewish)
    Stripped rights to education, business, and even marriage
    Took all rights of citizenship away
    Convinced much of the German population that Jews were bad and must be dealt with accordingly
    The Final Solution, however, was hidden from the eyes of the German population
  • 6. PART 1: The Holocaust
    Result?
    Camps set up to kill elderly and disabled in the 1930s
    Prison work camps created to house Jews
    Extermination Camps created for the sole purpose of murdering people
    Squads of soldiers created to move through territories and kill Jews on the spot.
    An estimated 6,000,000 Jews killed…not to mention millions of others who were killed by the Nazis
  • 7. PART 2: Isolationism
    America Wants to Stay Out of War
    It’s Europe’s business, not ours!
    We’re in a depression…let’s focus on us, not Europe
    We just fought a large European War (WWI) not too long ago and the people don’t want to do it again
    Passes series of Neutrality Acts to prevent the US from getting involved.
  • 8. PART 3: The End Of Isolationism and the Beginning of War
    The US gradually creeps closer to getting involved
    Lend Lease Act passed to give arms and support to Allies
    Atlantic Charter
    FDR starts to speak against Germany and supports Allies
  • 9. PART 3: The End Of Isolationism and the Beginning of War
    Pearl Harbor is the final step that convinces US to join war effort
    Japan tries to prevent US from entering by attacking Hawaii
    Attack destroys bulk of US Pacific Fleet along with hundreds of lives.
    There are theories that FDR knew attack was coming and allowed it in order to convince US to join the War.

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