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Do Now: What conditions were given to Germany at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI? Aim: What were the beliefs of Hitler and the Nazi’s?

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1 Do Now: What conditions were given to Germany at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI? Aim: What were the beliefs of Hitler and the Nazi’s? Homework : Handout – Hitler’s Beliefs

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5 Instructional Objectives We will be able to: –Describe the problems faced by Germany after WWI –Describe the beliefs of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Agenda : Do Now Notes – Mini-lesson Reading Activity Summary

6 Nazi Beliefs Rearm Germany and retake what was lost at Versailles. The German Race (blond, blue eyed Aryans) were the superior race. Anyone else was racially impure and should be removed from Germany. Hitler called the Germans the “master race”. Jews, Gypsies and Communists… were dangerous and should be removed or destroyed. The “master race” needed more living space, known (in German) as Lebensraum. He believed Germany should expand in Russia. Question?

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8 The Stabbed in the Back Theory Hitler and the Nazis believed that they had been stabbed in the back by the German Jews and the German democratic government (The Weimar Republic) at the end of WWI. They would not except that they had lost the war. In reality many Jews had fought in the war and the Nazis used them as a scapegoat (someone to blame) for Germany’s problems. The Nazis also hated democracy and wanted power.

9 Re-arm Germany

10 Hitler was a very charismatic speaker, he would start speaking calmly and work his way into a loud frenzy.

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12 Activity – Read “Poison in the Streets” on pages in Enjoy Global History Why did Germany face serious problems after WWI? How did Hitler explain why Germany lost the war? According to Hitler, what was Germany’s destiny? What were Hitler’s plans for the German government of the future? How did Hitler become known throughout Germany?

13 Summary Question What were the central beliefs of Hitler and the Nazis?

14 Homework: Handout – Hitler’s Beliefs.

15 Do Now: What is inflation? Aim: How did the Nazi’s rise to power? Homework : Handout – How did Hitler Handle Unemployment? A German 5 trillion mark [dollar bill] from 1923

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18 Accounts of German Inflation

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20 Instructional Objectives We will be able to: What problems were facing Germany in the years after WWI? Why did many German people support the Nazis? Agenda : Do Now Notes – Mini-lesson DBQ Summary

21 RISE OF GERMAN NAZI PARTY ECONOMIC REASONS: In the 1920’s Germany suffered a tremendous DEPRESSION. Millions of people were unemployed and hunger was widespread. Nazi Party PROMISED to provide jobs and food to the people if they were elected. As the economy worsened, more Germans voted for the Nazi Party. NATIONALISM: Nazi Party PROMISED to make Germany powerful again by rebuilding the armed forces. 2. PROMISED to break the hated Treaty of Versailles and regain territory that Germany had been forced to surrender.

22 SOCIAL ORDER Riots between German Communist and Anti- Communist supporters were happening daily. Nazis promised to bring order and stability into Germany. Most Communist supporters were later jailed and executed.

23 Hitler’s Promises to the German People

24 Activity – Answer DBQ’s on pre-WWII Germany Keep in mind the central question: “Why did the Nazi Party and Nazism Appeal to the German People?”

25 Summary Questions What problems were facing Germany in the years after WWI? Why did many German people support the Nazis?

26 Homework Handout: How did I Tackle Unemployment?

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