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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 27/28

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WWII

With the United States’ entrance into the war, Americans united in the largest production increase in the country’s economic history. What were some of the actions of the Home Front?

What events or issues lead to WW2? Why was Pearl Harbor attacked? Who attacked Pearl Harbor? Why was WW2 such an important war? Who created the atomic bomb, and where was the atomic bomb dropped? What are some of the characteristics of the Greatest Generation?

Terms

F.D. Roosevelt

Hitler

NAZI

Stalin

Churchill

Washington Conference

Battles of North Africa

Four Power Act

Soviet Union

Eisenhower

MacArthur

Patton

Pearl Harbor

Wake Island

Midway

Island Hopping

Battle of the Bulge

Atomic Bomb

Allies

Axis Powers

concentration camps

Holocaust

Lend-lease Act

D-Day

VE-Day

VJ-Day

AP EXAM QUESTION
2004 FORM B, PART A
Question 1
How and for what reasons did United States foreign policy change between 1920 and 1941?
(Use the documents at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/history_us/samp.html?ushist and your knowledge of the period 1920 to 1941 to answer the question.)

 
 
READING TO CONSIDER
1) SOAP
2) What are the Four Freedoms and who were to get them?
3) What main points was Roosevelt making?

 
 
 
 
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