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World War 2 - ZER
|True or False? More women entered the work force during World War II than at any other time in history.
|What was the purpose of blackouts during World War II?
|to keep enemy planes from seeing the cities
|What wartime industry was established in Ruston?
|Why did so many farm jobs in Louisiana disappear after World War II?
|machines placed the workers in the fields
|Where did the D-Day invasion take place?
|Identify ways did Louisiana citizens help the war effort.
|Boy Scouts delivered blackout booklets, Schools collected scrap, Showed support for troops, USOs provided entertainment
|Describe V-E day.
|the day that is celebrated, May 8th, for Germany's surrender; this meant victory in Europe
|Describe V-J day.
|the day that is celebrated as Victory over Japan, August 15th; Japan surrendered after we dropped the atomic bombs on them
|Why did the United States join World War 2?
|Japan bombed Pearl Harbor
|Consumption of scarce supplies or resources was limited
|Describe victory gardens.
|gardens planted by families that provided over 40% of the country's fresh vegetables
|What were the extra security measures taken after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
|Bridges, city water supplies, and defense plants were put on extra guard
|Identify the industries that thrived during World War 2.
|Sugarcane, cotton, & rice; Petrochemicals; War items (shell casings, tanks to hold gas, armored tank parts)
|Identify items rationed during World War 2.
|tires, sugar, meat, shoes
|What part did Louisiana play in D-Day?
|boats used were built here in New Orleans
|What resource contributed to a post-World War II economic boom in Louisiana?
|Describe the economic shift seen in Louisiana after World War 2.
|shifted from agriculture to industry
|When was the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
|December 7, 1941
|What Louisiana parish served as a headquarters for a “mock war” during World War II?
|The air field that was an important training center during World War II was
|What was the purpose of the Louisiana Maneuvers?
|to prepare the men to go into war; to access weaknesses
|Who was Andrew Higgins?
|owner of the largest ship building operation; Higgins Boats - used in the D-Day invasion