This map of Central Europe and the Mediterranean shows international boundaries as of September 1, 1939, before Germany invaded Poland. 

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The Political and Geographic Context of Presidential Decision-Making
The Political and Geographic Context of Presidential Decision-Making Activity

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9-12

Subjects
Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies

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Students compare maps of Europe before WWII and at the time the Helsinki Accords were signed to better understand the geographic context of the Helsinki Accords. They read and annotate three of President Ford’s speeches about the Helsinki Accords. They then complete a table to analyze the influence each stakeholder had on President Ford’s decision to sign the Helsinki Accords.