Osama Vs. Royal Wedding (Michael N.)

The death of Osama Bin Laden will get more coverage than the Royal Wedding. The death of Osama will get more attention because it has more to do with America. His death has put many people at peace from what he did on September 11, 2001. The Royal Wedding does not have anything to do with the U.S. We never really show any interest in England unless it has to do with the Royal family. We talk about the war in Afghanistan on a day to day basis. The death of Osama Bin Laden is more relevant to the U.S. and that is why it should get more attention.

Tuskegee Airmen

Michael N. Period 1
The Tuskegee Airmen project was a very successful achievement for African Americans during WWII. It allowed African Americans to have the chance to prove that they are as efficient as white pilots in combat. During this period in the Tuskegee air base, African Americans were being trained to prove that they were as capable as the white pilots to go into air combat. The Tuskegee Airmen came from all over the United States, trained and fought hard, defined all odds, and were very successful.
Before the Tuskegee Airmen colored people were not allowed to fly airplanes in battle. On April 3, 1939 congress passed the Appropriations Bill Public Law 18. This made it possible for colored people to be trained to be pilots in war. The war department also made it possible for funding to go to the training of the Tuskegee airmen. In 1940 there was only 140 African American pilots in the United States. They had to take many tests to begin their training. They were sometimes forced to take several tests that were unnecessary. They would only choose the black pilots with a certain level of flight experience or higher education. This was intended to exclude most applicants. It was done so that only the best African American pilots would be accepted so it would be a success. The Tuskegee Airmen really started to look like it was going to be a success when the first lady flew with one of the black pilots. The beginning program was ultimately a huge success for the United States.
It was a very hard travel for the Tuskegee airman. That had a long road ahead of them once that got to training. There were many airmen that were involved at the beginning and they gradually got less. They always did the best at flying and never got the chance to see any action in the air. They always had very good attitudes and showed a lot of respect towards there instructors. There were many white instructors and only a couple African. The Tuskegee Airmen had to go through a lot with racist comments. Some of them couldn’t handle all of that presser and the committed suicide. It took till close to the end of the war till the whites finally realized that the Africans were actually good at flying and could help them in many different ways. They only reason the whites thought they needed the Africans help was because the Africans showed up while they were patrolling and saved the captain of the whites. The Africans got there chance to shine and they did which made them just as equal as the whites.
A very positive legacy was created by the Tuskegee airmen during World War II. Over time they began to show white Americans that they really cared about America, and were willing to die for it. At first, many white people had their doubts that African Americans could become competent pilots. Even when the odds were against them, the African American pilots never gave up, and were determined to learn, and better their skills so they could enter combat. In fact, the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing never lost a single bomber while protecting them. The white bomber pilots actually requested the African American pilots to protect them in some cases because they were very consistent. The African Americans started becoming recognized, and awarded medals during the war. In the long run, this really helped show the white Americans that the Tuskegee airmen were good pilots and deserve to be pilots. They started to become recognized and this helped them in being treated as the white Americans, which helped lessen segregation. All in all, the Tuskegee Airmen were a very important step towards ending racism in America, and showing that African Americans should be treated equally.
To sum it up, Tuskegee Airman had a titanic role during WWII. Tuskegee helped the advancement of African Americans to become equal in society. This also helped the army realize that African Americans can fly planes just as well as white people. The Tuskegee Airman was a complete success and will forever be remembered as an important event in American history.

WWI Blog (Michael N)

This is Michael N from Mr. Salvucci’s period 1 class. I was a part of the Russian Empire. Our empire was a very strong empire but we were not the strongest.
Russia started out with three economic points which was a normal amount. We decided we were going to strengthen our Navy but mantain a high industry. We put two of our points in our Navy and one in our industry.
We felt that our empire’s defense against an attack was not strong enough so we made a treaty with Great Britain. Great Britain was our best chance at a relliable allie because were friends in people in the empire and they were equal with us in almost everything. We later formed a treaty with the Austro Hungarian Empire because they were weak and we knew that they wouldn’t break our treaty because we would destroy them in a war. We did not break any of our treaties because if we were not strong enough on our own.
I was not pleased with our countries outcome because we were not as powerful as the other group. The more powerful countries teamed up and we were just not strong enough. If I could I would change who we were allies with. I would still be allies with Great Britain but I would choose another strong country instead of the Austro Hungarian Empire.
I now understand diplomacy better than I did before. I used to think that you could just have strong allies and they would back you up and win wars. I now know that you also have to trust your allies and work together to plan the best strategy that will benefit both countries in the treaties.


Child Labor

Hello, this is Michael from Mr. Sal’s period 1 class. Child labor was a big problem in the 20th century. Child labor is the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law. In the early 1900’s this problem was not considered to be a serious problem by the government or by the people. They quickly realized they were wrong. Child labor was a regular thing in the 20th century but was put to a halt with the help of the United States citizens.
In the early 1900’s the number of working children reached it’s peak. Child labor movements all over the U.S. were started. They started to pass a few laws to limit the age of working children but that wasn’t enough. People continued on with their movements so the government passed a law to limit the age and the number of hours the children can work. This still was not enough. The people tried to pass a law to exterminate child labor for good but they failed. Around a decade later they tried again but the people were not convincing enough. A year later they finally got it passed and child labor was done with for good.
In the 1900’s there were thousands of children working in rough places like factories, mines and textiles. Kids shouldn’t have to work at all especially in places like that. The government was very wrong when they did not pass the laws. Many children were seriously injured and even killed in mine and factory accidents. This could have been prevented very easily. Luckily the people of the United States came to their senses and outlawed child labor. Child labor is wrong and I hope that it stays outlawed for the rest of time.

My Expectations

Hi this is Michael N. from pd 1. I would like to learn how to send messages on edmodo and save my things on my accounts. I would also like to learn more about the great depression and WWII. I want to learn about these two because my grandparents told me stories about it and I forgot them.