Presentation on theme: "US II World War II. Review of WWI: What was the War – Guilt Clause? What government did Germany have? How is the economic situation in Germany?"— Presentation transcript:
1923-issue 50 million mark banknote. Worth approximately $1 US when printed, this sum would have been worth approximately $12 million nine years earlier. The note was practically worthless a few weeks later due to continued inflation.
Hyperinflation, paramilitary groups (left and right winged groups) Did not respect the Treaty of Versailles – wanted to gain back lost territories President Hindenburg gave dictatorial powers (in a “state of emergency”) to the German chancellors Hitler become Chancellor in 1933, ending the Weimar Republic
1907 Rejected from art and architecture school 1909 – 1913 Hitler struggles in Vienna, turns to politics 1914-1920 Joins the German army 1919 He joins the German Workers’ Party, an extreme anti-communist, anti-Semitic right wing organization
1920 Works for German Workers’ Party (publicity and propaganda) 1920 Changes the name of the GWP to the National Socialist German Workers Party, (or Nazi for short) 1923 Involved in the Beer Hall Putsch (political uprising), Hitler is captured and jailed
1925 Re-founds the Nazi Party 1930 Nazi Party increases its representatives in parliament from 14 to 107 Hitler is now the leader of the second largest party in Germany
1933 Hitler is appointed Chancellor 1933 Reichstag goes up in flames, Nazi Party blames the communists, new elections 1933 Laws are passed making Hitler a virtual dictators and restricting the rights of many people/groups (communists, Jews, socialists, trade unions)
July 1934 President Hindenburg dies Hitler becomes “Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor” and abolishes the title of President 1934 – 1939 Period of German expansion and “appeasement” September 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland, WWII begins