The Great Dictator: The Barber's Speech
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The barber, mistaken for a dictator, addresses millions over the radio. In his address, he expresses disapproval of fascist views and advocates for love, liberty, and world peace. He encourages solidarity among the nation and instills inspiration and confidence into his citizens.

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  1. How does the barber differ from a dictator?
  2. What problems faced by humans in the 20th century that the barber recognizes?
  3. What does the barber call for?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including Italian, German, and Japanese dicta...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and impact of World War II. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the roles of various world leaders, including Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, J...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the major causes and events of World War II, including the German invasions of Poland and th...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the historical origins and characteristics of fascism
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the historical origins and characteristics of fascism

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