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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a U.S. in World War II unit of a standard AP U.S. History course. Topics covered include:
- Facts about the Battle of Midway
- Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into the war
- Efforts on the U.S. home front during the war
- How the war affected, and was affected by, the presidential election of 1944
- Events of V-J day
- The Enola Gay: during the war and after
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.
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.
3. The Battle of Midway: Definition, Summary, Facts & Significance
During World War II, a small atoll between Japan and Hawaii, called Midway, became prime real estate for both the United States and Japan. Control of this island would help to usher in the Allied defeat of Japan.
4. The Role of U.S. Women in World War 2
Find out why U.S. women's involvement in World War II created different, professional roles that led to empowerment in today's society. Then, take the lesson quiz for a review!
5. The B-29 Plane Enola Gay in WW2: Crew & Controversy
The ''Enola Gay'' was a B-29 bomber that is best known for dropping an atomic bomb on Japan in 1945. Though today it rests in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum as a relic of World War II, its presence is not without controversy. This lesson will discuss this famous aircraft, its crew, and the issues surrounding its display. The lesson concludes with a short quiz to test what you have learned.
6. V-J Day 1945: Definition, Facts & Kiss in Times Square
In this lesson, we'll be looking at V-J Day, which was the day of Allied victory over the Japanese Empire in World War II. You'll learn facts about that day and even study the infamous 'kiss' photo that resulted from the victory.
7. The Presidential Election of 1944
Though seriously ill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned for a fourth presidential term in 1944. Held at the pinnacle of World War II, the election results had significant repercussions for the future. Read about the election and test your understanding with a quiz.
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