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At the end of WW1, the mood of the citizens was in perfect condition for Hitler to take power. He promised a better life for the german people and he was great at speaking to a crowd of people. His popularity rose extremely rapidly.
Article 48 was the constitution of the weimar republic. This allowed the government to not follow certain regulations and rules in emergency situations. Hitler used this to his advantage and was named the chancellor of germany. Article 48 also allowed the determination of many rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, privacy in letters or phone calls, and more.
The weimar republic was failing due to their unstable economic conditions. They relied on loans from America. Once the stock market crashed in the U.S., they had no support from our government. Extremist groups such as the Nazis had more of an opportunity to take over.
During the Great Depression, many many Germans lost their jobs, homes, and food sources. He blamed these issues on the Weimar Government and acted as the hero by addressing these problems. This caused the citizens to become strong supporters of the Nazi party.
You don't care about the people!
We need a new system, us Germans are homeless, unemployed, and hungry!
Hitler was a master at creating lies and conspiracies. He studied lots of propaganda and figured out ways to turn a very untrue fact into a nation wide opinion. He promised to regain the military power, lower the unemployment rates, stop communism and overturn the Treaty of Versailles. This attracted a lot of German Nationalists. He turned the Jewish people into the scapegoats and then nobody else had to take the blame.
Hand out these newspapers explaining why teh Jews ruin our country
Hitler was in prison for 9 months, although he was sentenced to 5 years. He spent this time writing Mein Kampf. This was his autobiography which gained him tons of support. Mein Kampf was based on unfair and unequal racist ideas and opinions.
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