World War II: Germany and Hitler
About the World War II: Germany and Hitler Lesson
This lesson is introduces the role of Hitler in Germany?s government.
• To be able to identify the changes in the German government.
• To be able to understand how the Nazi Party took control of the government.
• To be able to identify some of the acts and regulations passed during the Weimar Republic.
After the First World War, Germany struggled through a series of revolutions and finally, in 1918, formed the Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic was Germany s attempt to establish a democratic government. The Weimar Constitution was written as the law of the land and it explained the nature of the new government. One of its key parts was the creation of a parliament. This parliament was called the Reichstag and the people of Germany voted for their representatives in the parliament. In 1925, President Paul Hindenburg was elected. He did not want to be president, but he supported the Constitution and appointed a group of advisors to help him. Unfortunately, these advisors did not all favor the Constitution as their president did.