The causes of World War II- on September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II



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The causes of World War II- On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II. On September 17, Soviet troops invaded Poland from the east. Although the war began with Nazi Germany's attack on Poland in September 1939, the United States did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. Also that German ships were sinking American supply ships. The Great Depression was another cause.

U.S. response during the early years of World War II- We tried to remain neutral while supplying weapons to Britain and France. And we also didn’t really do any fighting until the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The catalysts that brought the United States into formal involvement in the war- Pearl Harbor was a catalyst to the U.S. entrance into the war as well as Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust.

The causes and consequences of the attack on Pearl Harbor- The cause was that Japan wanted to control all the islands on the Pacific and the U.S. Navy was considered to be an obstacle to their plans. The effect of the attack on Pearl Harbor was that it forced the U.S. into a war with Japan and made us use an atomic bomb to defeat the enemy.

The causes and consequences of the D-Day invasion- The cause for D-Day invasion was the US military's desire a critical fight with Hitler. By the spring of 1944 the Russians were pounding in from the East. If the Americans didn't get ashore in Northern Europe in the spring of 1944 the Russians might be in Berlin by the following spring. The Allies wouldn't even have a seat at the peace talks. The consequences were the ruin of the Third Reich. Hitler had no hope of defending Germany on three fronts though.

The strategy of the Japanese and the U.S. military in the Pacific Theater- Island hopping is the strategy that was used to evade heavily armed Japanese positions and instead concentrate the Allied resources on important islands. The ones that were not well defended.

The ways new military technology enabled the United States to fight successfully on multiple fronts- we had the atomic bomb which can cause mass destruction. United States called the National Guard into action. Passed the Selective Training and Service Act. This act instituted the country's first peacetime draft. General George Marshall called for the formation of a Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. Women volunteers served as nurses, file clerks, radio operators, ambulance drivers, and more. Some of the WAACs served as weather forecasters and control tower operators.

The impact of the Holocaust during World War II on Jews as well as other groups- They were banned from government service, and Germans were ordered to boycott Jewish-owned businesses. Jews were driven from professions such as law, medicine, and the arts. In 1935, Jews were stripped of their German citizenship. Marriage and sexual relations between Jews and other Germans was forbidden. German firefighters were ordered to keep fires in Jewish-owned buildings from spreading to other property but to prevent anyone from extinguishing the Nazi-set fires. Over 6,000 Jews were killed during the time. When all the killing was over the Jews and the gypsies had lost many relatives. They became frightened of others and contracted some sort of mental illness after the war.

Reasons for the U.S. response to the Holocaust before, during, and after World War II- The year 1933 was the worst year of the Great Depression. It was also the year that Hitler came to power in Germany. Powerful political and social forces opposed the relaxing of immigration barriers. People felt that refugees would take jobs that should go to unemployed Americans. So was the feeling that Europe's doings were none of America's business. Official American military policy held that the best way to help refugees was to defeat Hitler as quickly as possible. By late 1944, American and British airborne bombing raids were penetrating deep into Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe.

The social, political, and economic changes experienced by Americans on the home-front during World War II- WW 2 brought the US out of a economic depression because we created an act allowing other countries in demand for war materials and we would give it to them if they paid and used their own ships therefore we produced jobs. The US was slowly climbing out of the depression that began in 1929, but the onset of the war really pulled the country back to economic life.

The use of atomic weapons during World War II and the aftermath of the bombings- It is how we defeated Japan by destroying two very populated cities. After we bombed them they gave up and realized they were losing.

The consequences of World War II on the United States and the world- For the world it put an end to Hitler but there were many displaced people who didn’t want to return to their old countries so they tried to settled in Palestine. But for the U.S the demand for war goods made the economy boom at last, ending the Great Depression. But we had so many people from other countries enter ours and they were discriminated often. They had limits to civil rights, and they would force the Japanese to move to internment camps.



The end of the war in Europe compared to the end of the war in the Pacific- The war in the Pacific had two atomic bombs dropped on them. They also used island hopping to win. In Europe we attacked from the west along with Britain and we didn’t use any atomic bombs but because of the fight in Europe the Pacific war had less resources.


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