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Hitler Is Appointed Chancellor of Germany

Hitler's rise to power began long before 1933, with his development of the Nazi party in the early 1920s and the widespread release of his book, Mein Kampf, in 1925. After the Nazi party lost seats in Germany's November 1932 parliamentary elections, leading businessmen and political figures appealed to Germany's president to appoint Hitler chancellor. As chancellor, Hitler quickly moved to eliminate his rivals and consolidate his power. How did Hitler then become Führer, or leader?



Rose Window

These circular windows, often found in medieval churches and Gothic architecture, are generally ornamented with stained glass and stone tracery laid out in round, radiating, shaft patterns. Since the pattern often resembles a rose with radiating petals, the term “rose window” is often misattributed to the flower; in fact, the 17th century name likely stems from the Old French word roué, meaning wheel. What role did the crusaders play in the spread of this decorative window style?

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FDR's policies in the 1930s and 40s shaped the economic and political character of the US for the remainder of the century. Elected to an unprecedented four Presidential terms, his inspirational leadership guided the nation through the Great Depression and to victory in World War II. He was an advocate for the underprivileged of his time, and he supported the creation of the United Nations. What famous quote about fear is attributed to Roosevelt?

Last updated on Thursday, 31st January 2008

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