Ch 32: Causes & Effects of WWII

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The lessons in this chapter delve into the details of World War II to you provide you with a comprehensive review of events taking place between Pearl Harbor and the Treaty of Paris. Study up on the causes and effects of WWII, US Diplomacy and international politics, the lasting effects of the atomic bomb, and more!

Causes and Effects of WWII - Chapter Summary

This chapter reviews events from the beginning of WWII to the Yalta Conference and ending the war with Germany. You can use the lessons to study more about the Holocaust, the European Theater, and the Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII. The engaging video lessons also detail WWII participants, the Eastern & Western Fronts, activities on the home front in the U.S., and the end of Nazi Germany. After completing the chapter, you will be capable of:

  • Summarizing the causes, effects, and participants of WWII
  • Distinguish between the Eastern and Western Fronts
  • Describe the importance of the fight for North Africa
  • Identify the role anti-Semitism had in the genocide in Nazi Germany
  • Explain Japan vs. the Allies part of WWII
  • State how the D-Day Invasion was the beginning and end of Nazi Germany
  • Detail the effects of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Explain the events of the Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference

The brief videos, text lessons, practice quizzes, and flashcards allow you the opportunity to study in a method that best suits your learning style. Professional instructors can provide additional help if needed. The use of the Dashboard provides a valuable tracking tool to see the lessons and chapters you have completed.

8 Lessons in Chapter 32: Causes & Effects of WWII
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World War II: Summary, Effects & Participants

1. World War II: Summary, Effects & Participants

In this lesson we will learn about World War II. We will examine the causes, leading figures involved, and the major themes and developments associated with mankind's most horrible conflict.

The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa

2. The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa

Hitler and Nazi Germany dominated the European fields of battle early in WWII. This lesson is an overview of key military operations between 1939 and 1943 in Europe on both the Eastern and Western fronts.

The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

3. The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of as many as 11 million people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Learn about the people they targeted, the progression of events leading up to the Final Solution and the end of the genocide in this lesson.

The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

4. The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered WWII. Watch this video to learn about some of the key battles, as well as the general nature, of the Pacific theater of the war.

The United States During WWII: The Home Front

5. The United States During WWII: The Home Front

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, life changed almost overnight for those on the battle front and on the home front. Learn about the war's dramatic and lasting effects on American government, economy and society.

The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

6. The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

Operation Overlord, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, began with the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with Hitler's last stand taking place at the Battle of the Bulge. Learn about these and other events that contributed to the end of Nazi Germany.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

7. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

As America and its WWII allies considered invading Japan, the Manhattan Project successfully developed an atomic weapon. Its use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, precipitated VJ Day, the end of the Pacific war, on August 14, 1945.

The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II

8. The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II

Throughout the course of WWII, leaders of many Allied nations met many times to discuss strategy. Then, near the end of the war, two historic conferences shaped the post-war world.

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