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World War II

Causes of WWII Political Instability resulting from WWI Economic devastation resulting from WWI Rise of Fascism
Allied Powers United States Great Britain Canada Soviet Union - after Germany invaded
Allied Leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin
Axis Powers Germany Italy Japan
Axis Leaders Adolf Hitler - Germany Benito Mussolini - Italy Hideki Tojo - Japan
How American's Policy Toward the War Changed Over Time Isolation Economic Aid to Allies Direct Involvement in War
December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Anti-Semitism Hostility and discrimination toward Jews
Aryan Supremacy The belief that the Aryan race (Caucasian, blond haired, blue eyed, Northern Europeans) are better than other races
Segregation The policy of keeping people of different races or religions separate or apart.
Concentration Camp A place where large numbers of Jews, gypsies, handicapped, sick, blacks, elderly, and political prisoners were deliberately imprisoned to await mass execution.
Internment camps Many Japanese Americans living in the U.S. were moved into prison/work camps after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.
Rosie the Riveter Rosie represented American women on the homefront that took jobs in defense plants during WWII
fascism a political belief or philosophy in which total power is given to a dictator, nationalism and racism are emphasized and individual freedoms are limited,
This set off war in Europe Germany invaded Poland
This battle was the turning point of the war in the Pacific the Battle of Midway
This battle was the turning point of the war in Eastern Europe Stalingrad
D-Day American and Allied troops landed in Normandy, France, and the liberation of Western Europe began
The U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan ending WWII Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Effects of World War II on the homefront An end to the Great Depression 1000s of American Women took jobs in defense plants during the war Americans conserved and rationed goods Because of a need for workers some racial barriers were temporarily broken down
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