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Changes in American Policy and Major Events of WWII

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Changes in American Policy and Major Events of WWII
Central Themes

As conflict grew in Europe and Asia, American foreign policy evolved from neutrality to direct involvement.

Despite initial Axis success in both Europe and the Pacific, the Allies persevered and ultimately defeated Germany and Japan.

Major Events and Turning Points of World War II

  • Germany invaded ________________________________, setting off war in Europe. The ________________________________also invaded Poland and the Baltic nations.

  • Rising tension developed between the United States and ________________________________ because of Japanese aggression in East Asia.

  • Germany invaded ________________________________ and captured Paris.

  • Germany bombed London, and the ________________________________ began.

  • Germany invaded ________________________________.

  • The United States gave ________________________________ war supplies and old naval warships in return for ________________________________in Bermuda and the Caribbean (________________________________).

  • On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States at ________________________________ without warning.

  • After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, ________________________________ declared war on the United States.

  • The ________________________________ declared war on Japan and Germany.

  • The United States was victorious over Japan in the Battle of ________________________________. This victory was the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

  • The Soviet Union defeated Germany at ________________________________, marking the turning point of the war in Eastern Europe.

  • American and other Allied troops landed in Normandy, France, on ________________________________ to begin the liberation of Western Europe.

  • The United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan (________________________________ and ________________________________) in 1945, forcing Japan to surrender and ending World War II.

Gradual Change in American Policy from Neutrality to Direct Involvement

  • ________________________________ (Great Depression, legacy of WWI)

  • Economic aid to ________________________________

  • ________________________________ involvement in the war

Discussion Questions

How did American policy toward events in Europe and Asia change over time?

What were the major events and turning points of World War II?

Name: ___________________________________ Date: ______________________ Block: _________ USII.7c

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