In this assignment, you will use the events listed below and figure out when they occurred and
place them into chronological order. Once you have listed the events in order, you will then
provide two to three sentences briefly explaining the historical significance of each event.
Significance is not asking for a description of what happened in the event but rather why the
event is important.
Please consider this example of a weak answer and strong good answer:
Occupation of the Rhineland (7 March 1936)
Weak answer: Adolf Hitler and the Nazis sent soldiers into the demilitarized Rhineland. This
was a significant turn of events in post-WWI politics in Europe.
This answer does not sufficiently address the significance of the event. Yes, the answer tells me
what happened, but not why it is important. The importance of the event is alluded to in the
second sentence, but it is too general. Be specific!
Strong answer: The decision to reoccupy the demilitarized Rhineland demonstrated Hitler’s
desire to oppose the Treaty of Versailles and brought European collective security to an end. It
also demonstrated the unwillingness of France and Britain to take action and led to the policy of
appeasement that allowed an empowered Hitler to expand Germany further east.
This answer contains many of the important elements of why the occupation of the Rhineland is
significant. It does not tell me what happened (we already know what happened!) but tells me
why it is important. There are many different points you could mention in these sentences, so
there is no one right answer. What I care about is that you attempt to explain why the event is
After completing the assignment please save it as a .pdf and submit it in the assignment
submission space on MyCC. I have provided an example format on page three, please ensure
your timeline looks like this.
When completing your assignment, you may use the lectures and readings to help you
complete the assignment. To help make your life easier, I have included specific page numbers
from the textbook to help guide you. A combination of the lectures and readings will be more
than enough to help you. The use of the internet is strongly discouraged as you should have all
of the tools from the lectures and readings. If you choose to include something from the internet,
please provide an in-text citation and works cited. Please ensure your answers are completed in
your own words.
This assignment is due by Friday, April 2nd by 4:0