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Cause and Effect Research Assignment


Gandhi's Salt March (1930)
Use Mohandas Gandhi as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.
Mahatma Gandhi: A Peace Pledge Project: Website created by a British peace organization, a nice, short biography of Gandhi that includes information about the Salt March, http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/infodocs/people/pst_gandhi.html

Gandhi Salt March: WebChronology Project: Article that gives background to and describes the Salt March.
http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/india/SaltMarch.html

Al Capone Imprisoned for Tax Evasion (1931)
Use Al Capone as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.
Al Capone: Chicago Historical Society Website.
http://www.chicagohs.org/history/capone/cpn1.html

Al Capone: Biography channel biography of Al Capone, includes information about his arrest and imprisonment as well as a video on taking out Al Capone.
http://www.biography.com/notorious/crimefiles.do?catId=259452&action=view&profileId=262834

Al Capone: The National Archives and Records Administration created this website that has the guilty verdict in Al Capone's trial.
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals/capone.html

Scottsboro Boys Accused of Rape (1931)
Use Scottsboro Boys or Scottsboro Boys trial as search terms. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.

The Scottsboro boys trial: Website produced by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. Provides diagrams of the crime, transcripts from the trial, biographies of each participant.
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scottsboro/scottsb.htm

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy: PBS website that supports their documentary on the Scottsboro trial. Primary sources, timeline, biographies and interviews of people from both sides are included.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/scottsboro/index.html

Lindbergh's Baby Kidnapped (1932)
Use Lindbergh Kidnapping or Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. or Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.
The Kidnapping: Part of the PBS documentary on Charles A. Lindbergh, this website provides an overview of the kidnapping, investigation, and trial as well as a timeline.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lindbergh/sfeature/crime.html

The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: The FBI website provides information about the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping case, wanted flyers, ransom notes and case details.
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/famous-cases/the-lindbergh-kidnapping

The Richard Hauptmann (Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping) Case: Website from the University of Missouri Kansas City law school that examines the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping case.
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hauptmann/Hauptmann.htm

Scientists Split the Atom (1932)
Use split the atom, John Cockroft and Ernest T.S. Walton. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.
The Manhattan Project: Exploring the Atom: An Interactive History Site: created by the US Department of Energy, explains what an atom is as well as providing good information about the who/what/when/where of splitting the atom. http://www.cfo.doe.gov/me70/manhattan/exploring.htm

FDR launches the New Deal (1933)
Use New Deal as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.

During World War I, the United States government began to take a more active role in the economy of the country. Find out what decisions had to be made by different federal agencies. The causes of the Great Depression are described. Learn what actions President Herbert Hoover took to get the economy healthy again. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal is also explained. Detailed information is given for each of the three parts of the New Deal legislation.
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/ushisgov/themes/economic/newd.cfm

The New Deal Network, an educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s, is sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Development of the NDN was funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
http://newdeal.feri.org/

First Nazi Concentration Camp Established (1933)
Use Concentration Camp, Nazi Concentration Camp, Dachau and Holocaust as search terms. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.
Concentration Camps Established in Germany: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum sponsored this website that describes the establishment of the first concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005263

The period from 1939 to 1942 saw an expansion in the detention facilities or concentration camps where political enemies of the states were imprisoned in World War II Germany. This article from the online "Holocaust Encyclopedia," uses photographs and a map of Germany in 1939 to explain the social and political impact of changes in government policy regarding the release of prisoners in the concentration camp system. There are also site links to photographs and information about the early forced labor camps established between 1933 and 1938, and the subcamps that proliferated between 1942 and 1945.
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005474


Prohibition Ends in the US (1933)
Use Prohibition as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Virtual Reference, Student Resources in Context.
The 18th Amendment did not prohibit drinking in the United States, but it did stop businesses from selling liquor. The thought was that if people did not have access to liquor, then they would have to stop drinking. This page offers arguments on both sides of the prohibition issue. ||
http://prohibition.osu.edu/


The Dust Bowl (1934)
Use Dust Bowl as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Student Resources in Context.
The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Southern Plains area of the United States during the 1930's. This was the result of several waves of drought affecting thousands of acres of farm land, causing the dry soil to blow in the breeze like a dirt blizzard.
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/ok/es_ok_dustbowl_1.html
http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_06.html

Mao Zedong begins the Long March (1934)
Use Mao Zedong as a search term when searching Gale Biography in Context for Mao's biography. Use Long March as a search term in eLibrary.
Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context. NOTE: You may see Mao Zedong and Mao Tse-Tung as different spellings of the same name, it is the same person.
The History Channel has created a great resource about Mao Tse-tung, a Chinese Communist leader who was the primary founder of the People's Republic of China. Within this site you will learn about Tse-tung's early childhood and the influences of his family's heritage. Find out what motivated him to desire the change for his country, yet also learn why his reign was so violent and assertive. Discover the role communism played and learn about the many changes he instituted and the results of each. http://www.history.com/topics/mao-zedong

Alcoholics Anonymous Founded (1935)
Use Alcoholics Anonymous as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Student Resources in Context.

A timeline and history of the founding of AA in the early 1930's to the present as presented by Alcoholics Anonymous on its website.
http://www.aa.org/aatimeline/timeline_h1.php?lang=_en
  • Fraser, Stephen. "Battling the Bottle." Current Health 2. 01 Dec. 2004: 26. eLibrary. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. [AA member's story of addiction, treatment and she is introduced to AA as a recovery tool. To read the article search the title in eLibrary Database].

Social Security Enacted in the US (1935)
Use Social Security or Social Security Act as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Student Resources in Context.
History and origins of Social Security http://www.ssa.gov/history/
Scroll down to the section titled "The Social Security Act-Passage and Development". http://www.ssa.gov/history/briefhistory3.html

Spanish Civil War Begins (1936)
Use Spanish Civil War as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Student Resources in Context.
Begin your search with the Encyclopedia Brittanica Online database. Use Spanish Civil War as your search term.. Viewing the video in the article will help you understand this conflict.


The Hindenburg Disaster (1937)
Use Hidenburg Disaster or Hindenburg(Airship) or Hindenburg as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Gale Biography in Context, Student Resources in Context.
Eyewitness from the National Archives: Read a brief description of the Hindenburg Disaster, audio clip of the radio broadcast and pictures from the event, from the U.S. National Archive website. LOOK UNDER THE CONTENTS FOR THE HINDENBURG DISASTER.
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/eyewitness/flash.php

Japan Invades China (1937)
Use as a search term. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Student Resources in Context/

-Start your search by reading the article posted on the Encyclopedia Brittanica Online to help you get an understanding of the conflict from a credible database source before searching the internet sites.

-See also Second Sino-Japanese War.
The World War II Mulitmedia Database. http://www.worldwar2database.com/html/sinojapan.htm

-See also "Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)" Japan 101.http://www.japan-101.com/history/sino1.htm
"Following the Battle of Lugou Bridge in 1937, the Japanese occupied Shanghai, Nanjing and Northern Shanxi as part of campaigns involving approximately 200,000 Japanese soldiers, and considerably more Chinese soldiers. After the fall of Nanjing, it is estimated that as many as 300,000 people died in the Nanjing Massacre."

World War II Begins (1939)
Use as a search term World War, 1939-1945 OR World War II. Databases to search: Brittanica Online, eLibrary, Student Resources in Context.
When searching for books using Destiny use the search term World War, 1939-1945.
Dissatisfied with the results of World War I, three nations bitterly resented their settlements. Understand how France and Great Britain had established a satisfying balance of power in Europe as the United States retreated into isolation, while Germany, Italy, and Japan created fascist or totalitarian governments. Find out why the British and French declared war and why the United States did not intervene when war first began in Europe. http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii

The Black Panthers (1966)
Use as search term as well as Huey Newton, Bobby Seale. Databases to search: eLibrary, Student Resources in Context.
Organized in Oakland, California, in October 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense adopted a philosophy generally associated with communism and demanded health care, housing, employment, and education reforms. They were very focused on stopping police brutality, occassionally resorting to violence themselves.

Black Panther Statement of Beliefs
History of Black Panther Party
Black Panther Party

Freedom Riders (1961)

Use as search term as well as Freedom Rides, civil rights movement, Freedom Summer Databases to search: Student Resources in Context, eLibrary.
A method used to protest against segregation by blacks and whites who rode buses together through the American South to force the government to uphold Supreme Court decisions outlawing segregation in all facilities associated with interstate travel .
Freedom Rides
NPR Freedom Rides




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