Ch 8: Events in America During World War II: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Events in America During World War II chapter of this Post-Civil War U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of events from the beginning of World War II until its end. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of events in America during World War II.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering post-Civil War U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn post-Civil War U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the Pacific Ocean Theater, the European Theater and events in America during the Second World War
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about events in America during World War II
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Events in America During World War II chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Events in America During World War II chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about American events during World War II. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

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

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Events in America During World War II: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
World War II: The Start of the Second World War

1. World War II: The Start of the Second World War

Although the League of Nations was created following World War I with the primary goal of negating future conflicts, the world was once again engaged in the Second World War within two decades of the first. Explore the factors leading to WWII, and examine key fascist Axis leaders and Asia's roles in America's declaration of war.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

2. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

Although the United States was determined to avoid direct involvement in World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor changed America's stance and thrust the country into war. Learn what led to America's involvement in the Second World War, including Japan's rivalry with the United States and undeclared war, and the warning signs of the impending attack, and discover what happened in the attack and its effects.

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

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

World War II was the largest military conflict in history, involving multiple countries. Explore various important events from the war, from battles in both the eastern and western fronts of the European theater to the fight for North Africa.

The Holocaust: Antisemitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

4. The Holocaust: Antisemitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

During the Holocaust, Nazis sought to create a 'master race' and began a genocidal program called the Final Solution to kill all Jewish people in Europe. Explore the Holocaust, antisemitism, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz, and the Final Solution.

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

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

Japan sought domination of the Pacific theater during World War II. Dive deep into the Japanese strategy to win, and the Allied attempts to stop them, focusing on some of the most important battles of the Pacific.

The United States During WWII: The Home Front

6. The United States During WWII: The Home Front

World War II impacted all Americans, including those left behind who watched soldiers leave to fight on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. Explore how the war impacted people in America, from the kinds of entertainment they enjoyed, to the government and economy, to the lasting social impacts of the war on American society.

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

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

The end of Nazi Germany was catalyzed by WWII in 1942. Learn how Operation Overlord, D-Day, France's liberation, the Battle of the Bulge, and VE Day all contributed to the fall of Nazi Germany.

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

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

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States developed the atomic bomb through the secret Manhattan Project. Discover the events leading up to and monumental impact of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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

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

The Yalta Conference involved planning the future of Europe and the Potsdam Conference involved planning the remake of Germany. Explore US diplomacy and international politics during World War II and the main points of both conferences.

U.S. Military Expansion During World War II

10. U.S. Military Expansion During World War II

At the end of WWII in 1945, more than eight million people were enlisted in the United States armed forces, compared to six years earlier when fewer than 200,000 were actively serving. Learn more about the U.S. military expansion during WWII, the implications of the Selective Training and Service Act, the importance of volunteers, and the tragedy of discrimination.

The GI Bill of Rights: Definition & Benefits

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.

The Wagner Act: Definition & Effects

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.

Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Quotes, Biography & the Atomic Bomb

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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