USH World War II

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Impact of World War II

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Pearl Harbor .., United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.
Mobilization Assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops."
the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. We did it to Japanese-Americans in WWII because we thought they might be spies or something.
War-time Conservation ..Workers would carpool to work or ride bicycles to save gasoline and rubber. People participated in nationwide drives to collect scrap iron, tin cans, newspaper, rags, and even cooking grease to recycle and use in war production. Another way Americans conserved on the home front was
Rationing A limited portion or allowance of food or goods; limitation of use
Lend-Lease 1941 law that authorized the president to aid any nation whose defense he believed was vital to American security
Battle of Midway 1942 World War II battle between the United States and Japan, a turning point in the war in the Pacific
Allied Powers Alliance of Great Britain, Soviet Union, United States, and France during World War II.
Axis Powers Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
D-Day .., June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
Fall of Berlin, 1945 The final battles of the European Theatre during WWII.
Bomb that changed the world, ended WWII in Japan, created a nuclear arms race between U.S. and Soviet Union
Los Alamos This is the national laboratory in New Mexico founded during WWII to develop the atomic bomb.
The Manhattan Project A secret research and development project of the US to develop the atomic bomb. Its success granted the US the bombs that ended the war with Japan as well as ushering the country into the atomic era
Hiroshima City in Japan, the first to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. The bombing hastened the end of World War II. (p. 797)
Nagasaki Japanese city in which the second atomic bomb was dropped (August 9, 1945).
German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945), Nazi leader and founder; had over 6 million Jews assassinated during the Holocaust
32nd US President - He began New Deal programs to help the nation out of the Great Depression, and he was the nation's leader during most of WWII
Cold War " War of words and threats" between the US and USSR from 1945-1990. It was a political and economic struggle between these nations.
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