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Chapter 15 WWII

Chapter 15

TermDefinition
1. Unconditional surrender Giving up completely without any concession
2. Saturation bombing Dropping bombs in order to inflict damage
3. Strategic bombing Dropping bombs on key political and industrial targets
4. Tuskegee airmen African American fighter squardron
5. Battle of midway Turning point in the pacific war
6. Executive order 8802 Fair practices in government jobs
7. Bracero program Bringing Mexicans to work on American farms
8. Internment temporary imprisionment of members of a specific group
9. Korematsu v. United States Upheld government wartime internment policy
10. 442nd regimental combat Italian campaign that became famous
11. Rationing Giving someone certain amount
12. OWI Encouraged media support of the war effort
13. D-day Allies hit Germany
14. Battle of the bulge Counter attack to Germany
15. Island hopping Strategy to take Japanese islands
16. Kamikaze Suicide bombing
17. Manhattan project Project to employ thousands and create atomic bomb
18. Holocaust Nazis to attempt to kill Jews under their control
19. Anti-semitism Prejudice against Jews
20. Nuremberg laws Denied German citizenship to Jews
21. Kristallnacht A day of killing Jews and Jewish establishments
22. Genocide Mass murder
23. Concentration camps Members of special designated groups were confined
24. Death camp Prisoners were systematically exterminated
25. War refugee board Worked to save thousands of Eastern European Jews
26. Yalta conference Where Poland, Bulgaria, and Romania helped free vote
27. Superpower Confident strong nations that dominated the world
28. GATT Treaty designed to expand world trade by reducing tariffs
29. United Nations Organized on basis or corporations between the great powers
30. Universal declaration of human rights Created human rights for the world
31. Geneva convention International agreement governing the humane treatment of wounded soldiers and prisoners of war
32. Nuremberg trials Allies prosecuted nazis for war crimes
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