THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD WAR II - Fern Creek U.S. History
THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD WAR II AMERICA TURNS THE TIDE http://www.history.com/topi
cs/world-war-ii/videos#attac k-pearl-harbor ONSET OF THE WAR How/Why it ALLLLL Began
Causes of WWII The Great Depression Treaty of Versailles Totalitarianism Paths to War
After Hitler comes to power he starts on his plans: Rearmament Taking back the land that was lost
(lebensraum) Domination of the Aryan race Hitlers BFFs
Appeasement PRODUCTION We made a lot of stuff A PRODUCTION MIRACLE
What was done by industry to prepare for the war? WAR PRODUCTION BOARD Explain the actions
taken by the Office of Price Administration & War Production Board during the war Production
RATIONING The ratio of stuff per person FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKES CONTROL OF
INFLATION Office of Price Administration (OPA) COLLECTION DRIVES
Define rationing and explain how it was used during the war. Conserve Food
Ration MINORITIES African Americans and Mexican Americans
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN Among the brave men who fought in Italy were pilots of the allblack 99th squadron the Tuskegee Airmen
On May 31, 1943, the 99th Squadron, the first group of African-American pilots trained at the Tuskegee Institute, arrived in North Africa WOMEN Hell hath no fury
WOMEN JOIN THE FIGHT Describe the importance of women in war production and their treatment by industry
WOMEN MAKE GAINS Describe the new role of women in the workforce.
Rosie the Riveter What does this mean to you? Whats the message?
JAPANESE INTERNMENT Protectionand rascism http://www.history.com/shows/wwiiin-hd/videos/japanese-internment-in -america#japanese-internment-in-am erica
INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE AMERICANS Why segregate the Japanese? Similarities to other themes of history?
Japanese Americans felt the sting of discrimination during WWII Location of
the 10 Internment camps ENDING THE WAR The Battles and The BOMB
BATTLE OF THE BULGE The Battle of the Bulge was Germanys last gasp
V-E DAY On May 8, 1945, the Allies celebrated V-E Day victory in Europe Day
Famous picture of an American soldier
celebrating the end of the war THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC
The Americans did not celebrate long, as Japan was busy conquering an empire that dwarfed Hitlers Third Reich
Japan had conquered much of southeast Asia including the Dutch East Indies, Guam, and most of China
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY MOBILIZATION OF SCIENTISTS OSRD
Office of Scientific Research and Development MANHATTAN PROJECT
In February 1945, as the Allies pushed toward victory in Europe, an ailing FDR met with Churchill and
Stalin at the Black Sea resort of Yalta in the USSR A series of compromises were worked out
concerning postwar Europe THE YALTA CONFERENCE
(L to R) Churchill, FDR and Stalin at Yalta YALTA AGREEMENTS 1) They agreed to divide Germany into 4 occupied zones after the war
2) Stalin agreed to free elections in Eastern Europe 3) Stalin agreed to help the U.S. in the war against Japan and to join the United Nations NUREMBERG WAR TRIALS
Herman Goering, Hitler's right-hand man and chief architect of the German war effort, testifies at his trial. He was found guilty of war crimes but avoided execution by swallowing potassium cyanide.
The discovery of Hitlers death camps led the Allies to put 24 surviving Nazi leaders on trial for crimes against humanity, crimes against the peace, and war crimes
The trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany I was only following orders was not an acceptable defense as 12 of the 24 were sentenced to death and the others to life in prison GI BILL HELPS RETURNING VETS
What kind of impact will this bill have on American society?
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