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1 Iwo Jima and Okinawa By: Leah Fechko

2 Overview Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The U.S was going to try and take over Japan. However, they had to defeat the islands, known as island hoping. Two of the main ones were Iwo Jima and Okinawa. So, the U.S went after both those islands. U.S clearly was winning but, Japanese fight until death. Later creating the use of atomic bombs.

3 Who? The U.S went to fight Iwo Jima to try and take over their island. Then went to fight Okinawa to take over their island

4 When? This took place February 19 th -March 26 th of 1945 This took place April 1 st -June 22 nd of 1945

5 Where? Was taken place on Iwo Jima Then, was taken place on Okinawa

6 Why? The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S wanted to retaliate to get them back

7 Significance to the War These two battles are significant to the war because Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S wanted to get them back.. American leaders agreed that they could not sacrifice so many lives; the only viable alternative was the atomic bomb. Atomic bombs ended the war.

8 Navajo code talkers help end the war Navajo troops played a vital role in the Pacific island-hoping campaign. Using a code based on their own language-which was a mystery to the Japanese. Navajo radio operators sent critical messages from island to island.

9 Fight for Iwo Jima

10 Quiz Why did these battles occur? What was important about the Navajo troops?

11 Works Cited 1. Lapansky-Werner, Emma J., Peter B. Levy, Randy Roberts and Alan Taylor. United States History: Reconstruction to the President. Boston: Prentice Hall, Print. 2. Tzeng, Megan. “The Battle of Okinawa, 1945: Final Turning Point in the Pacific.” The History Teacher. Nov Web. 30 Mar Wheeler, Keith. The Road to Tokyo. Chicago: Print


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