How Hitler Legally Gained
Power in Germany
Weimar Republic
• Impact of the Treaty of Versailles
• Reparations: $33 billion in 1919 =
$457,897,511,245.99 in 2015
• un...
Early National Socialist Workers’ Party Meetings
•Beer Hall Putsch
•Powerful Orator
•Arrested
•Popularity increases!
Beer Hall Putsch Memorial
Hitler’s Popularity Grows
•Mein Kampf
•“the master race”
•nationalism, militarism, +
obedience = fascism
•Fear of communism
Growth of Nazi Party
•1930 = 289,000
•1932 = 800,000
•July 1932
Reichstag
Election: Nazis
= 33% of votes
•Communists =
17%...
Reichstag Fire!
•Feb 1933 the Reichstag
mysteriously burns to the
ground
•Nazi explanation
•National state of
emergency de...
The Last Straw
•Enabling Act--March 1933
•President Hindenburg dies
in August 1934
•Hitler takes sole control =
führer
•“T...
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Mini Hitler

  1. 1. How Hitler Legally Gained Power in Germany
  2. 2. Weimar Republic • Impact of the Treaty of Versailles • Reparations: $33 billion in 1919 = $457,897,511,245.99 in 2015 • unemployment: 4.35 mil in 1931; 6 mill in 1932 • U.S. response = Dawes Plan
  3. 3. Early National Socialist Workers’ Party Meetings •Beer Hall Putsch •Powerful Orator •Arrested •Popularity increases!
  4. 4. Beer Hall Putsch Memorial
  5. 5. Hitler’s Popularity Grows •Mein Kampf •“the master race” •nationalism, militarism, + obedience = fascism •Fear of communism
  6. 6. Growth of Nazi Party •1930 = 289,000 •1932 = 800,000 •July 1932 Reichstag Election: Nazis = 33% of votes •Communists = 17% of vote •Jan 1933: Hitler appointed Chancellor
  7. 7. Reichstag Fire! •Feb 1933 the Reichstag mysteriously burns to the ground •Nazi explanation •National state of emergency declared •Reichstag Elections 1933-- Nazis win 44% •Unemployment = 6 million (33%)
  8. 8. The Last Straw •Enabling Act--March 1933 •President Hindenburg dies in August 1934 •Hitler takes sole control = führer •“Today Germany, tomorrow the world!”

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