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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an American events during World War II unit of a standard post-Civil War U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- The attack on Pearl Harbor
- The European theater in World War II
- The Holocaust
- The D-Day invasion
- The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
1. World War II: The Start of the Second World War
Learn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s, which led to the outbreak of this second global conflict.
2. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II
On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack against Allied possessions in the Pacific, including the American military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After decades of conflict between the two nations, the U.S. declared war.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. U.S. Military Expansion During World War II
In 1939, less than 200,000 soldiers were in the U.S. Army. By 1945, there were more than eight million. This lesson tells the story of the biggest military expansion, before and during World War II, in U.S. history.
11. The GI Bill of Rights: Definition & Benefits
In this lesson, you'll learn about an important piece of U.S. legislation known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, and you'll be given an overview of what benefits it provides to veterans.
12. The Wagner Act: Definition & Effects
Part of the New Deal, the Wagner Act of 1935 revolutionized the relation of the federal government to labor, and empowered workers and unions across the United States. Learn about the Wagner Act and test your understanding with a quiz.
13. Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Quotes, Biography & the Atomic Bomb
Although J. Robert Oppenheimer was known as the 'father of the atomic bomb', he became a pacifist in later life. Find out more about this renowned physicist and his work with the Manhattan Project and beyond.
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- Industrialization from 1870 to 1900: Help and Review
- America During 1900 to 1917: Help and Review
- Major Events During American Imperialism: Help and Review
- Economy & Politics of the 1920s: Help and Review
- American Culture During the Roaring 20s: Help and Review
- The Great Depression in America: Help and Review
- Changes After World War II: Help and Review
- Causes of The Cold War: Help and Review
- Civil Disobedience From 1954-1973: Help and Review
- U.S. Policies of The 1970s: Help and Review
- Political Conservatism in the U.S.: Help and Review
- Presidents Clinton, Bush & Obama: Help and Review