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- Causes of World War II
- The attack on Pearl Harbor and the beginning of American involvement in WWII
- The European and Pacific Ocean theaters during the war
- The Holocaust
- The US home front during the war
- The D-Day invasion
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- The Yalta and Potsdam Conferences
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. Bombing of Nagasaki: Facts & Aftermath
The atomic bombing of Nagasaki and its counterpart Hiroshima pushed Japan to surrender, thus ending World War II. Destructive effects of the bombing are still felt today. In this lesson, explore key facts about the bombing and make connections to the aftermath. Take a short quiz to gauge what you learned.
11. Audie Murphy: Biography, Movies & Awards
Audie Murphy was one of the most famous World War II veterans in America. He earned more than 30 decorations for his bravery in battle and became a movie star, all before the age of 22.
12. Medal of Honor: World War II Recipients
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award in the United States, but it means something slightly different in every war. In this lesson we'll look at the award during World War II and see what this tells us about American history.
13. Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant John Basilone
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award offered by the United States. In this lesson, we'll examine the life and military career of Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone.
14. Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel 'Woody' Williams
This lesson examines the life of Hershel 'Woody' Williams, focusing on his service in the Marines during World War II and how his skills with a flamethrower earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor.
15. Medal of Honor Recipient John William Finn
This lesson examines the life of John William Finn. You will learn about his life and his service in the U.S. military, and of his actions at the attack on Pearl Harbor that earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor.
16. Medal of Honor Recipient Robert D. Maxwell
In this lesson we'll learn about Medal of Honor recipient Robert D. Maxwell and the courageous deed he performed in World War II that resulted in him earning the honor.
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