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wwII

TermDefinition
Franklin D. Roosevelt President of the US when the war started
Adolf Hitler Dictator of Germany/Leader of the Nazi party
Benito Mussolini Dictator of Italy
Winston Churchill Prime Minister (Leader) of the British Government
Hideki Tojo Leader of japan
Joseph Stalin Dictator of Russia (USSR) - Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
Admiral Chester Nimitz commander of the U.S. pacific Fleet
General Dwight D. Eisenhower Commander of all of the Allied Forces. Would later become president of the U.S.
13th Abolished slavery
14th gave African Americans Citizenship and the right to equal protection under the law
15th gave all made citizenship the right to vote including African Americans
16th gave congress the right to tax income
18th outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
19th Gave woman the right to vote. Passed in 1919.
21st repealed (cancelled) the 18th amendment in the 1930's
General George S. Patton Led U.S. Forces in the Battle of the Bulge and the march to Germany
General Douglas MacArthur Planned the strategy of islands hopping. Gain control of the islands in the pacific from Japan and use them as American bases.
President Harry S. Truman FDR dies suddenly and VP Truman is sworn in as president. Will lead US through the end of the war.
Anne Frank 13 year old Jewish girl from the Netherlands. Hid with her family for nearly 2 years in a hiding place over her father's office.
Allied Powers Britain, France, United States, some smaller Countries
Axis Power Germany,Italy,Japan
Dictator A leader who gains complete control of a country's government,often by forces or intimidation
Fascism A form of government where individual freedoms are denied and complete power is given to the government
Lend-Lease The U.S. let Britain borrow all of the military supplies it needed to fight the Axis and did not ask for payment
Rationing Government limiting the amount of food, gasoline,etc that people could buy
Victory Gardens small vegetable gardens planted to help increase the amount of food available in the countries
Atomic bomb Massive explosive devise made by splitting atoms
Manhattan Project Government code name for the development pf the bomb
Holocaust Widespread destruction. Nazis killed over 6 million Jews in concentration camps during the war.
Concentration Camps confinement camps where Nazis sent the Jewish people they captured
Battle of Midway major turning point in the war against Japan. Small island near Hawaii.
Battle of Stalingrad Germans tried to take over and destroyed it.
Battle of lwo Jima Iwo Jima, Japan: February 1945
VE Day Victory in Europ Day : May 8 1945
Invasion of Normandy Normandy, France: Force of 175,000 Allied
Hiroshima, Japan August 6, 1945. Air force bomber plane Enola Gay dropped a atomic bomb on the City
VJ Day Victory in Japan: August 14, 1945
Costs of war Bloodiest war in the history of the world
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