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Ch 18: The US in World War ll (1941-1945): Tutoring Solution

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The World War II in America (1941-1945) chapter of this AP US History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about World War II. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the events and developments of World War II required in a typical AP US history course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP US history work.
  • Identify the World War II concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our AP US history tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about World War II and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the attack on Pearl Harbor, European Theater, Holocaust, Pacific Ocean Theater, D-Day invasion, Hiroshima or any other World War II topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their World War II unit
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  • Want to get ahead in AP US history
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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the events that marked the start of World War II.
  • Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Discuss the European and Pacific Ocean theaters of WWII.
  • Understand the attitudes behind the Holocaust.
  • List the effects of WWII in the US.
  • Take a look at the D-Day invasion.
  • Explain how the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki changed the war.
  • Discuss the Yalta and Potsdam conferences.

12 Lessons in Chapter 18: The US in World War ll (1941-1945): Tutoring Solution
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World War II: The Start of the Second World War

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.

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

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 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

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.

The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

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.

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

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.

The United States During WWII: The Home Front

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Armistice Day in WWI: Definition & Facts

10. Armistice Day in WWI: Definition & Facts

Armistice Day is commemorated globally by various nations to honor the fallen in World War I. Read more about how this agreement was reached, and how it helped lead to the Treaty of Versailles.

Women's Army Corps: History & Definition

11. Women's Army Corps: History & Definition

Discover the contributions of the Women's Army Corps in U.S. military history and observe the accomplishments of these women who served their country proudly. Afterwards, take a short quiz to see what you have learned!

Anti-Japanese Propaganda & Poster During World War II

12. Anti-Japanese Propaganda & Poster During World War II

During World War II there was a massive anti-Japanese propaganda campaign in the U.S. Rooted in both fear and nationalism, this propaganda defined Americans' perception of the Japanese. Discover more about this chapter of American history, and then take a short quiz following the lesson.

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