The author suggests he did not leave Eleanor because it would “destroy his political career”. However, despite his selfish reasoning and personality, FDR is still supported throughout the novel. Also, as the novel comes to a close, Larsen brings up arguments that support Roosevelt, and counter-arguments that are against him. She writes that some remember him as the man who “put the nation back on its feet again” after the Great Depression, while others criticize the growth of government spending that occured when he was president due to all his agencies. However, the author’s conclusion supports FDR when she wrote, “Almost everyone would acknowledge his spirited and forceful leadership during World War II…” and closing statement of, “...he had put his own personal stamp and signature on the nation and the world, and neither would ever be the same”.
Alexander Hamilton is the man with his face on the ten dollar bill, but people know little else about him other than that. He is a Founding Father who receives very little acknowledgement for his work in shaping our country. He was often controversial and contradictory, and was one of the very few Founding Fathers to suggest a monarchial style for America’s newly birthed government. His foresight would become invaluable to our country, as his forward way of thinking depicts American culture in its modern state, perhaps more so than any other Founding Father had in mind. He was as controversial in death as he was in life, dying in a duel to Aaron Burr; the only Founding Father to die in such a fashion.
He explains that Hitler viewed Germany's problem through the lens of his racial ideology and this made war inevitable for him. Tooze does conclude that Hitler he probably wished to avoid a big war with Britain and France until the early 1940’s, but this become impossible with the events that had unfolded by early 1939. He further argues that Hitler’s anti-Semitic views and his belief in the Jewish responsibility of Germany’s combined with Western democracies aligning with each other propelled Hitler to take action that would lead to the Second
In defying the compromise of the Great War nearly twenty-two years prior, Germany remilitarized their country in order to expand their borders, creating political conflict. The Berlin Games caused conflict between countries and races as Hitler defied the compromise of the Treaty of Versailles and started World War Two all under the face of a peaceful, hospitable Germany. The Berlin Olympics were full of controversy and conflict, but before the world could band together it was first threatened to never affiliate in the first place. The Games were awarded to Berlin after the war and before Hitler came to power (Smith). The Olympics were the biggest gift that the Fuhrer received when he started his dictatorship and twisted laws to strike at the Jews.
Since there was debt because of the war, the economy was already very bad in Britain – therefore they taxed the colonies. When the colonies started boycotting British products and threatened to stop trading with them all together, it was successful because Britain’s economy wasn’t strong enough to handle those things. The merchants in Britain couldn’t afford to have trade with America end. If the British merchants were hurt, this would thus hurt The economy as a whole in Britain. In later decades, in the War of 1812, America would try to stop trade with Britain again using a method called embargo, which would not be effective because they did not have the debt that the War had caused.
Hitler was a demagogue that obtained power over the German people by promising them to create a future powerful Germany comprised of a perfect Aryan race and a unified people. To do this, Hitler had to put carry out the Final Solution, save the Germans from their dreadful economy of unemployment, and free them of the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles. In document six, we see that during the 1920’s in Germany, there was a great economic failure which mainly affected the middle class. Throughout this economic recession, “savings of a lifetime and small fortunes melted into a few [pennies].” People even sold valuable possessions in order to obtain some food. Therefore, Hitler rose to power and was supported by most of the middle class because through his promises to fix the dreadful economy at the time and create a new, powerful Germany, he was found
Our democratic government really is not that bad when compared Big Brother’s totalitarian government in the book 1984. Big Brother’s government was based purely on power and hate. Hitler tried to create a totalitarian government with the Nazis, and Stalin also tried to do something similar, and failed. People cannot survive without love and affection without fatal consequences. People crave the touch of other people if they go too long without it.
One of the largest wars in history could have been stopped if the right path had been taken. Before World War 2, the countries of the war were stumped on how to deal with the German power that was increasing in power and hoping to dictate the world. The two options of foreign policy that could change the course of history were appeasement and collective security. Appeasement was the option of, giving the aggressor Germany what they wanted in hope that it would lead to peace. The countries agreed on this policy when they established the Munich Agreement, which would give a portion of Czechoslovakia to Germany.
The Holocaust....even the name brings darkness to everyone. This event not only changed history but society as well. Though the event happened in Europe, the pain, message, and tragedy was known to the entire world. Before the Holocaust, and during the phase where the Nazism party got introduced, the Jews living in Germany and the other never thought that their country would ever discriminate them and kick them out. Some still continued living in Germany, as they thought the Nazism idea would extinquish soon.
The New Deal Great Depression was a major American crisis in the 1930’s. As a response to this, the government created the New Deal which effectively solved many of the problems caused by the Great Depression. Although the New Deal was effective, its was also controversial. However, despite this fact, the New Deal was a necessary government response to a major American crisis. The Great Depression was a major American crisis.