Unit 9 Review – World War II (due on test date Wednesday, February 8, 2012)
Unit 9 Review – World War II (DUE
on test date Wednesday
, February 8, 2012)
Must understand the following concepts:
Europe was dominated by dictators with repressive governments who had a desire for power
Japan became an aggressor in Asia
US foreign policy changed slowly from neutrality to strong support for the Allies
US mobilization ended the Great Depression
Genocide of the Holocaust
Use of atomic weapons
Intolerance for Japanese Americans
Contributions of the “The Greatest Generation”
How did the following issues from the Treaty of Versailles create a climate that led to WWII?
placed on Germany
Describe how the following things prompted the U.S. to get involved in WWII?
Erosion of democracy in favor of dictatorships
Strong economic ties between U.S. and Allies
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
What was the impact of each of the following policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry Truman?
Neutrality from 1939-1941, although
there was a pro-allies bias
Mass mobilization of the economy for the war effort
Weekly collection of income taxes through payroll deductions
Selective Training and Service Act 1940 (draft)
War Production Board and Office of War Mobilization
Cost-plus system from military contracts
Office of Price Administration/rationing
of War Information
FDR and the Normandy invasion
Truman and the atomic bomb
Why was information produced by the Office of War Information considered to be propaganda? Look at ads and posters online. In what ways did the bureau use stereotyping and bias to sway public opinion?
How did the art, music and media of the time reflect the propaganda of WWII?
How did the Selective Service and Training Act change things in America?
What were internment camps and who were placed in them?
What was Executive Order 9066?
Compare the contributions of ethnic groups in America during the war versus the restriction of rights placed on those same ethnic groups at home.
What constitutional issues were raised by the internment camps in America? (See Korematsu v. United State on the internet.)
How did the U.S. react to the Hitler’s plan of genocide for the Jews?
How did the holocaust impact U.S. support for a homeland for the Jews supporting the war?
What was the Manhattan Project?
What decisions were made before dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
In retrospect as you analyze the dropping of the bombs do you believe that the ends justified the means?
Describe the impact of multiple fronts in the war in Europe.
North African campaign
War in U.S.S.R.
Use of carpet bombing
The invasion of Normandy
Describe McArthur leaving the Philippines and the subsequent Bataan death march and its impact on America.
Describe McArthur’s Island hopping plan. What was the purpose and was he successful?
Why is the battle of Midway in the pacific considered to be turning point in the war?
Describe the reaction of the liberators and those freed when the Nazi concentration camps were liberated.
Explain the military contributions of the following people in the roles described below:
Omar Bradley at the Battle of the Bulge
Dwight Eisenhower: Leader of Allied Forces in WWII
Chester Nimitz commanded
naval forces at Midway
George Marshall: Army Chief of Staff WWII; advocated use of atomic bomb; assisted economic recovery in Europe after the war
George Patton in North Africa and Sicily
, Commander and Chief
Harry S. Truman, Commander in Chief
Vernon J. Baker, Medal of Honor recipient
Explain why the following actions were considered patriotic and why they were important to the war effort:
Rationing resources needed for the war effort
Purchasing war bonds
Describe how the following groups contributed to the war effort in America:
Women filling non-traditional roles again in the U.S.
The Navajo code talkers
The Tuskegee Airmen
How did Executive order 8802 impact minority rights in America during and after the war?
What was the job of the Fair Employment Practices Committee?
Describe what action Truman took in 1948 because of the bravery exhibited by minorities in the service during the war.
Describe how the political boundaries changed after the war particularly in Germany and for Israel?
Explain the migration patterns of WWII in America as people searched for wartime jobs.
What scientific discoveries impacted the War effort?
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