• Textbook --> pp. 730 - 737.
  • CD --> "The Bogey Wogey Bugle Boy."
  1. How did Americans' response to the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor differ from Japanese expectations?
  2. How did the U. S. military reflect the diversity of American society during World War II?
  3. Why did minority Americans join the armed services during World War II?
  4. How did the nation's industries and workers mobilize for the war effort?
  5. Who was A. Philip Randolph and why did he lead a March on Washington in July, 1941?
  6. Why did President Franklin D. Roosevelt create the OSRD?  What was its purpose?
  7. What was the difference between the Issei and the Nisie? Why did President Franklin D. Roosevelt order the internment of Japanese-Americans in early 1942?
  8. Identify some of the economic regulations imposed on the American people by the U. S. government during World War II.  What was their overall aim?
  9. What basic problems were the OPA and the WPB created to solve?
  *  GI *  Executive Order 9066
  *  WAACs Nisei
  *  "Rosey the Riveter" Issei
  *  A. Philip Randolph *  "resettlement"
  *  OSRD *  relocation/internment/concentration camps
  *  Albert Einstein *  Office of Price Administration
  *  Manhattan Project *  War Production Board


  • Textbook --> pp. 738 - 745.
  • some Ernie Pyle cartoons.
  1. Why was the defeat of Germany the Allies' top priority?  Why were some historians critical of this decision?
  2. Why was the Battle of Stalingrad a great turning point of the war in Europe?
  3. What was the cost of victory for the Soviets at Stalingrad?
  4. What was the outcome of the North Africa campaign?  the Italian campaign?
  5. Why did the Germans launch the Battle of the Bulge?  Why was it initially successful?
  6. Why were the Allies finally able to win the war in Europe?
  *  Battle of Stalingrad *  Ernie Pyle
  *  General Dwight D. Eisenhower *  "Bloody Anzio"
  *  General George Patton *  D-Day [6-6-44]
  *  General Erwin Rommel [German] *  Battle of the Bulge
  *  Afrika Korps *  V-E Day [5-8-45]
  *  "Desert Fox"


  • Textbook --> pp. 746 - 753.
  • READING --> "Japanese Unit 731."
  1. What strategy did the U. S. use in fighting the Japanese in the Pacific?
  2. In what way was the American victory at Midway and the Japanese triumph at Pearl Harbor alike?
  3. Why was Okinawa a significant island in the war in the Pacific?
  4. When the first atomic test bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945 near Almagordo, NM, Dr. Robert J. Oppenheimer remarked:  I have become Death--the Destroyer of Worlds.  What did he mean by this comment?
  5. What were the pros and cons concerning the dropping of bombs on Japanese cities in August, 1945?
  6. What decisions did Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin make at the Yalta Conference?
  7. How was the United Nations organized?
  8. Why did the Allies hold war crimes trials after World War II?  What were the actual charges made against the defendants at Nuremberg?
  9. What were the crimes committed by the Japanese special "Unit 731"?  What happened to the members of this unit after the war?
  10. What were the most significant results of the U. S. occupation of Japan?
  *  General Douglas MacArthur *  Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
  *  Battle of Corregidor *  Dr. Leo Szilard
  *  Bataan Death March *  Enola Gay
  *  Colonel Jimmy Doolittle *  "Fat Man" & "Little Boy"
  *  Admiral Chester Nimitz *  Hiroshima [8-6-45]
  *  Battle of the Coral Sea *  Nagasaki [8-9-45]
  *  Navajo Code "talkers" *  V-J Day [9-2-45]
  *  "island hopping" *  Yalta Conference
  *  Battle of Midway *  United Nations
  *  Admiral Yamamoto *  Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
  *  Battle of Guadalcanal *  Unite 731
  *  kamikaze *  "MacArthur's" Constitution
  *  Battle of Okinawa


  • Textbook --> pp. 756 - 761.
  1. How did the U. S. economy change during World War II?
  2. How did the war affect working Americans?
  3. What provisions did the GI Bill of Rights make for returning veterans?
  4. How did African-American distinguish themselves during World War II?
  5. What role did Mexican-Americans play in the military during World War II?
  6. What was a "zoot suit?"  Why did many Mexican-Americans wear them during the war?
  7. What caused the race riots in America in the 1940s?
  8. Why did some interned Japanese-Americans fight in the U. S. army during World War II?
  9. What was the key issue in the Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. U. S.?
  10. Why did Congress award Japanese-Americans compensation for their internment more than forty years after the war ended?
  *  GI Bill of Rights [1944] * "zoot suit"
  *  Tuskegee Airmen *  Company E [141st. Reg., 36th. Div.]
  *  the "Buffaloes" [92nd. Infantry Div.] Go For Broke!
  *  Congress of Racial Equality [CORE] Korematsu v. U. S. [1944]
  *  James Farmer *  Japanese American Citizens League

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