Ch 43: MTTC History: World War II

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Refresh your understanding of World War II events with these video lessons and quizzes. Easily prepare for the MTTC History exam by studying the D-Day invasion, Pearl Harbor and more.

MTTC History: World War II - Chapter Summary

The short and quick video lessons in this chapter can help you easily prepare for the MTTC History exam. These videos each take about 5-10 minutes to watch and cover all the important concepts about the U.S. in World War II, including:

  • America's involvement in the war
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Activities on the home front
  • Significance of the D-Day invasion on Nazi Germany
  • Impact of the atomic bomb on the war
  • U.S. diplomacy during the war
  • International politics associated with World War II

Our experienced instructors use graphics and animations to make learning about World War II engaging and easy. Your exam preparations will be aided by the flexibility of our lessons, since you can watch them as many times as you need, and the usefulness of video tags that let you quickly find main points from each video.

Objectives of the MTTC History: World War II Chapter

To become a history teacher in Michigan, you'll need to pass the MTTC History exam, which is just one part of the state licensing process. The test determines your comprehension of essential history topics and readiness to teach them in the classroom. It is a multiple-choice test that has four subareas. Questions related to the U.S. in World War II are found in the U.S. history subarea, which makes up about 33% of the exam. Prepare for questions on World War II, both content and format, by taking the self-assessment exams that come with our lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 43: MTTC History: World War II
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

1. 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.

The United States During WWII: The Home Front

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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