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Treaty of Versailles (WWI) Impact on Start of WWII

German Aggression prior to WWII

Germany began to ignore the sanctions/restrictions of the “TV,” and began expanding its territory by annexing places like Austria, Czechoslovakia, and by ultimately invading POLAND

Official Start of WWII

Japan’s Reasoning for Expanding Territory

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Winston Churchill

Harry S. Truman

President who replaces Roosevelt when he dies in 1945. Drops atomic/nuclear bomb on Japan which essentially ends the war.

Adolf Hitler

Joseph Stalin

Benito Mussolini

Hideki Tojo

Military leader of Japan during WWII who controlled education, industry, economy, foreign affairs and the military

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Major Allied Powers (2 countries)

United States & Great Britain (France also fought for the Allies, but was taken over by Germany)

Major Axis Powers (2 countries)

Germany & Japan

Neutrality Acts of 1930s

Lend-Lease Act of 1941

Atlantic Charter

Wartime Rationing

Japanese Internment Camps

Korematsu vs. U.S. Supreme Court Case

Supreme court case that rules in favor of the US government sending Japanese Americans/aliens to wartime camps during WWII

U.S. Neutrality

U.S. Isolationism

Women’s Role During WWII

Rosie the Riveter

Military Draft

Victory Gardens

Americans encouraged to grow their own food in small gardens outside their home to help conserve food for the soldiers fighting in WWII

Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)

Bombing of Nagasaki & Hiroshima

United States drops atomic/nuclear bombs on both of these Japanese cities, causing incredible damage and loss of life for Japan. This is what many credit ended the war.

Atomic/ Nuclear Bomb

Bomb used by the United States to attack Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Bomb that uses nuclear energy, capable of causing incredible damage and devastation for miles from “ground zero”

Manhattan Project

The U.S. government secretly funds the research of/ creation of an atomic/nuclear bomb

Yalta Conference

22nd Amendment


  1. How did the government urge Americans to contribute to the war effort?

  2. What role did women play in the war effort?

  3. What was “Japanese Internment” or relocation?

  4. What were the arguments made in Korematsu v. United States regarding Japanese internment?

  5. How could the government justify restricting constitutional rights of citizens?

  6. What was the United States doing for Great Britain and the Allied Powers prior to its entry into WWII?

  7. What event led America to officially join WWII? What was the nature of the attack?

  8. What impact did FDR being elected four consecutive times have on the United States?

  9. What was the significance of President harry Truman deciding to drop the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

  10. How did America’s entry into WWII effect many of the issues of the Great Depression?

  11. What short term and long term impact did “Rosie the Riveter” have on women in America?

  12. What was the importance or significance of the Allied Powers D-Day invasion of Normandy, France?

  13. How was propaganda used to influence American views toward the war?

  14. What was the tone of FDR’s “Day of Infamy…” speech?

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