Ch 8: Overview of America in World War II

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Access this useful study guide chapter to review historical topics about America's participation in the Second World War. Inside, you'll find short lessons and quizzes that can improve your WWII knowledge for any academic purpose, including test preparation and homework help.

Overview of America in World War II - Chapter Summary

In this online history chapter, you'll review a handful of lessons that cover America's involvement in World War II. Starting with the attack on Pearl Harbor, our expert history instructors discuss the impact that America's involvement had on the war, as well as how the war affected the American society, government and economy. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Trace the beginnings of America's involvement in WWII
  • Describe the effects of WWII on the American home front
  • Explain how the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki changed WWII warfare

Our lessons come with short quizzes that are designed to reinforce your understanding of important WWII concepts. Submit questions to our experts if you need any extra help, and revisit the lessons as many times as needed. You'll be able to study online at any time or print out the accompanying lesson transcripts to review offline.

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