U.S. Military Expansion During World War II


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Which of the following was NOT a role for American women during the war?

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1. How did the Marines and Airborne get most of their soldiers?

2. What did the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While there's a lot to be said about the second World War, this quiz/worksheet will particularly emphasize on roles of women, enlistment, the Selective Training and Service Act, and the OSS.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To get more specific, know that you'll be quizzed on:

  • What American women did during the war
  • Ways in which the Marines and Airborne recruited soldiers
  • Results of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940
  • Famous African American units
  • Organizations similar to the OSS

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding units WWII
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ways in which soldiers were recruited in a different manner
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding women in the war and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about military expansion during World War II with the associated video lesson, U.S. Military Expansion During World War II. This lesson will cover information like:

  • Selective Training and Service Act
  • Women in the military
  • Discrimination in the military