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8th-Unit 2.9 WWII

SS8H9 & SS8H10 WWII and post-WWII

Lend-Lease Act allowed the U.S. government to send billions of dollars in supplies and military equipment to their allies without being officially in the war; in exchange, the allies gave the U.S. rights in their military bases.
Pearl Harbor American Naval base in Hawaii; a surprise attack on the base by the Japanese forces on December 7, 1941 resulted in the U.S. entering World War II.
Bell Bomber Plant factory in Marietta, Georgia that produced B-29 bombers for the U.S. war effort in World War II.
Liberty Ships U. S. cargo ships made during World War II; 187 of these ships were made in Georgia for use during World War II.
Savannah and Brunswick Shipyards Georgia's two deep-water ports; the Liberty Ships built here was one of Georgia's contributions to the war effort in World War II.
Richard B. Russell Georgia governor who was known for strengthening national defense and Georgia's economy; helped secure 15 military installations, over 25 research facilities, and federal funding for construction.
Carl Vinson served 25 consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives; fought for a stronger navy, including an increase in naval aviation and fewer restrictions on shipbuilding.
Great Migration movement of six million African Americans or Blacks to the North between 1910-1970.
Diversification of Georgia's economy a movement away from agriculture dominating Georgia's economy; resulted in people moving out of rural areas and into urban areas (cities).
Ivan Allen, Jr. mayor of Atlanta who brought major league sports teams to Atlanta; integrated city government and fire departments, reduced restrictions of African Americans or Black police officers, and removed segregation signs in Atlanta's City Hall.
William B. Hartsfield Atlanta's longest-serving mayor who was known for helping to open Atlanta's airport, which was later named after him.
white primary ended in 1945; was used to keep African Americans or Blacks from voting in the Democratic primary (choosing candidates); Eugene Talmadge's 1946 campaign for governor was based on reinstating this.
1946 Governor's Race the winner, Eugene Talmadge, died before taking office and left three men (Herman Talmadge, Melvin Thompson, and Ellis Arnall) claiming the office of governor; the dispute was settled by the Georgia Supreme Court and a special election in 1948.
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