5 Star Generals in U.S. History


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Who can be thought of as the mastermind behind American involvement in World War II? Hint: A post-war economic aid program was named after him.

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1. Who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet and signed the Instruments of Surrender ending World War II?

2. Which general oversaw Operation Overlord and eventually became President of the United States?

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Use the quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of 5 star generals in U.S. history. The person who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet and the general who oversaw Operation Overlord are covered on the quiz.

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  • The only officer to obtain five-star status in two branches of the American military
  • Person who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • The mastermind behind American involvement in WWII
  • General who oversaw Operation Overlord

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  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about famous U.S. generals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the person who got America involved in WWII

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