S: Final Project
FC: Final Project By Sam Gebo
1: Pearl harbor was bombed on Dec, 7th, 1941. It was the second worst attack in US history. About 2,403 people died on pearl harbor.
2: WWII was fought between the Axis power and the Allies. It lasted 6 years. The war between the US and Japan ended when we dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
3: The atom bomb was dropped om hiroshima and nagasaki. We did this to scare the japanese into surrendering, and it worked. When that bomb hit japan, over 300,000 people died.
4: Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment changed attitudes about learning, ourselves and government.. It lasted from 1350 to 1600 and was considered the rebirth of civilization.. The Industrial Revolution had major effects during this time.
5: By 1712 the first commercially successful steam engine was developed and paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. It was used in mines and helped pump water.
6: During WWII, with the defeat of Germany, the Holocaust was revealed. About 6 million Jewish people died in concentration camps. The star was the sign that the person wearing it was a Jew.
7: This fire was the worst industrial disaster of it's time. 146 garment workers died from either the fire or from jumping from the 8th or 9th floor. It helped improve safety standards and spurred the growth of the garment union.
8: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was born on Dec. 8, 1863 and was assassinated on June 28, 1914. His death lead to a series of events that led to WWI.
9: Written in 1776 by Adam Smith, it is considered to be the foundation of modern economic theory. It was first published at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. It argues that free market economies are more productive and beneficial to their societies.
10: In Oct. 1962 the USSR, Cuba and the US began a confrontation during the Cold War. Russia was building missile bases in Cuba with the ability to strike the US. We eventually decided to a military quarantine of Cuba. The Cuban Missile Crisis almost led to WWIII.
11: It started in Nov. 1955 and ended in April 1975 with the fall of Saigon. The US viewed involvement as a way to stop the spread of communism. When the war ended, South Vietnam was taken over by North Vietnam. About 58,000 US service members died and about 1.1 million North Vietnamese died.
12: It was among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with a disregard for military and civilian casualties. It was fought between Germany and the USSR for control of Stalingrad. It was an important city for transportation and Germany won.
13: The Great War went on for four years from 1914 to 1918, it was centered in Europe. All of the world powers divided into two sides. After the war only two super powers were left, the Soviet Union, and the US.
14: Armistice Day was also known as Remembrance Day. We call it Veterans Day now. It is on November 11th and commemorates the peace treaty signed by the Allies of WWI and Germany, stopping the hostilities on the western front, and ending the war.
15: The Middle Ages was a period of European history from the 5th century to the 15th century. During this time period, Europe suffered many invasions. A system known as feudalism began to develop. This was a system that was governed by a King who ruled over Lords, Vassals, Knights, and Peasants.
16: A peasant girl born in France who claimed guidance from God, and led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War. She was known as the maid of Orleans, and who later became a Catholic Saint.
17: The invasion of Poland by Germany and Russia in 1939 marks the beginning of WWII. This was the first invasion of Adolf Hitler's plan to take over Europe.
18: The competition existing after World War II between the Communist World, primarily the Soviet Union, and the Western world, the United States and its allies. In this war, no guns were drawn. It was a political war involving propaganda, intrigue. It lasted from 1945 until 1991.
19: The Berlin Wall was a barrier built by the German Democratic Republic on August 13th 1961. It divided Communist Germany and Democratic Germany. On November 9th 1989 the East German Government began letting East Germans travel freely to the west. Over the next 2 weeks, the Wall was torn down.
20: On September 11th 2001, three planes were high- jacked. Two of these planes flew into the Twin Towers in NYC, a third flew into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. This was a terrorist attack planned by Osama Bin Ladin. Today the Pentagon still stands, but the Twin Towers do not. This tragedy started America's war on Terrorism. | 911