United States History


    People often believe that Germans supported Hitler and the Nazis because they feared they would die if they did not.  This is a myth.  Average Germans supported Hitler’s rise to power and his dictatorship for numerous reasons.  Today you will analyze how and why many of the German people enthusiastically supported a the rise of a Totalitarian Dictator.



  If you did not receive one in class, download the Assignment HERE.

  Read through each of the links and answer the questions on the handout.


  Treaty of Versailles Impact - http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/ASLevel_History/week4_versailles.htm

   Effects of the Great Depression on Germany - http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=3679

   Hitler and the Great Depression - http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/begins.htm

   Weakness of the Weimar Republic (search through all 3 pages) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/germany/weimarstrengthweakrev1.shtml

   Nazi Ideology (search pages 1-3) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/germany/nazibeliefsrev1.shtml

  Hitler’s Rise to Power:  Photographic History - http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1707887_1525737,00.html

  Nazi Propaganda - http://bytwerk.com/gpa/posters2.htm

Hitler’s Rise to Power

What challenges in post-WWI Germany Enabled Hitler and the Nazi’s rise to power?