United States History

Introduction:

    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.


Process:

Assignment:

  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.


Research:

  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?