Presentation on theme: "The United States became the “policeman” of Latin America as a result of –A. building the Panama Canal –B. the Anti-Imperialist league –C. the Roosevelt."— Presentation transcript:
The United States became the “policeman” of Latin America as a result of –A. building the Panama Canal –B. the Anti-Imperialist league –C. the Roosevelt Corollary –D. the Platt Agreement
Hitler’s Background Born April 20, 1889 in Austria Not a good student Planned to study Art Moved to Vienna for school and developed hatred for Jews & foreigners. Moved to Germany in 1913 (eve of WWI)
Hitler in WWI 1914-volunteered for the German Army Fought bravely for Germany Almost died- temporarily blinded in gas attack Spied for Germany after the war ended
Hitler the Nazi Hitler became leader of the Nazi Party in 1920. He organized his supporters into fighting squads who battled in the streets with communists and others they saw as enemies.
Hitler the Nazi Hitler tried and failed to seize power of the German government in 1923 and was sent to prison. In prison he wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle) which became the holy book of the Nazi goals & beliefs
Hitler’s Beliefs Extreme Nationalism Racism Anti-Semitism He believed that Germans belonged to a superior “master race” of Aryans, or light skinned Europeans
Hitler’s Beliefs Hitler viewed the Jews as Germany’s greatest enemy. He blamed them for Germany’s defeat in WWI and all of Germany’s problems
Hitler’s Beliefs Hitler urged Germans everywhere to unite into 1 great nation. He said that Germany needed to expand to create living space for its people Inferior races would have to bow to Aryans
Hitler’s Rise to Power After leaving prison, he was determined to become leader of Germany. He promised to end WWI reparations, create new jobs, & rearm Germany. He gained enthusiastic support from war veterans & the poor
Hitler’s Rise to Power In 1933 he became Chancellor of Germany Promised to restore Germany to its former glory Boasted that the German empire & German race would dominate Europe for 1000 years.
Hitler’s Rise to Power To achieve his goals, Hitler organized a brutal system of terror and totalitarian rule. Nazis controlled every aspect of German life. Hitler used military troops (ss) and secret police (Gestapo) to enforce his will Totalitarian=government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.