The First Hundred Days under FDR

This fantastic cartoon from 1933 allows for deep analysis by students.

The cartoonist depicts FDR as TR, attacking the nation’s problems with “The Big Stick”.

We have included a copy of the cartoon with questions and answers.

So many concepts at work here, this could spark an amazing classroom discussion!

For more resources on this era check out our 1930s PowerPoint, as well as our FDR and the New Deal simulation game.

The Arm Behind the Army, 1942

This Signal Corps WWII propaganda film details the importance of the worker to the victory of American armies.

It clearly shows the link between the work on the homefront and success against the Axis powers abroad.

For more on this era check out our US History PowerPoints:

World History PowerPoints:

Safeguarding Military Information, 1941

The message of this film essentially is “loose lips sink ships”.

Interesting piece of propaganda urging people to be careful not to share information during the war in order to prevent unnecessary death(s).

For more on this era check out our US History PowerPoints:

World History PowerPoints:

US homefront WWII film: Three Cities, 1941

This US Office of War Information shows how citizens on the homefront helped prepare the nation for the war effort.

For more on this era check out our US History PowerPoints:

World History PowerPoints:

Simulation games:

Causes of WWII Parts 1, 2, 3

Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince, 1513

Niccolo Machiavelli is considered the father of modern political theory for his musings in The Prince.

Machiavelli believed that political self-preservation was essential at all costs and the ends justify the means.

Although it was written in the 16th century it is still considered one of the most important political documents.

We have included an excerpt with questions and answers.

For more on teaching government, check out our PowerPoints:

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