Why did Hitler go to jail?
He tried to take over the government with the Munich Putsch.
Afterwards he let the leaders he threatened go free. They organized
an opposition to Hitler's SA march the next day.
Hitler was defeated in a street battle and was tried with
treason. He was sent to Landsberg prison for 5 years of which he
only served 9 months. He had an easy time in prison with access to
books and a comfortable life.
During this time he wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle) which
expressed all of his political views. This gave him time to realize
that if he wanted power he would have to get elected. Later, he did