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U.S. Is Drawn Into the War 1. What was the intent of the Japanese when they attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941? They want to destroy the American Navy. vs.
Aerial Photo of Pearl Harbor
Japanese Aerial Advantage? 2. What were Japanese planes called? Zeroes
Japanese Expansion 3.Japan has built an empire across _Korea_, _Manchuria_, and _Hong Kong_ but it wants the whole _Pacific Ocean_.
Pearl Harbor 4. Why was the U.S. fleet “sitting ducks.” The whole fleet was stationed in one little area.
Pearl Harbor: A Comedy of Errors? 5. How could the attack have been stopped? Why wasn’t it? Radar had picked up Japanese planes coming in but they were ignored because a group of American B- 17’s was expected at any time.
The Aftermath 6. All _8_ battle ships were put out of action, _1178_ were wounded, and _2403_ were killed.
America’s Response 7. The attack of Pearl Harbor was called “a day that will live in _infamy_.”
America: The War Machine Awakens 8. After the attack, what happened to American industry? It awakened American industry that had been idle during the depression.
Transportation in WWII 9. What vehicle was invented to be used in WW II? The General Purpose Vehicle or GP, also known as a Jeep.
Women and the War? 10. What was the best kept secret weapon of WW II? American Women
U.S. Economic Upturn 11. Because of women working in factories, tax returns jump from less than $4 million_ in 1941 to _$42 million__ in 1945.
The Cost of War 12. World War II will cost the government _$300 Billion Dollars_.
Rosie The Riveter 13.Women’s salaries set off a war time _consumer boom__.
American Air Power 14. __300,000__ aircraft come out of U.S. factories during the war.
Daylight and Nighttime Raids 15. The _United States_ used high altitude precision bombing during the day while the _British bombed at night. America by Day British by Night
Saturation Bombing 16. What important event took place on August 17, 1942? The first high altitude bombing during the day took place over Germany with American planes.
“Precision Bombing” 17. What did the U.S. use to aid their bombing? The Norden Bombsight
The Casualties of War 18. What grim fact becomes a reality during World War II because of air bombing? Many of the planes and men will not make it home from their raids.
Tactically Superior Numbers 19. America’s goal was to overwhelm the enemy with _machines_ and _manpower_. By 1943 _10 million_ Americans have been drafted into the military.
Segregation and the Military 20. The American military remained _segregated_ during World War II and did not allow blacks and whites to serve together.
“A Great Undertaking” 21. General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the biggest amphibian invasion in history, code named ”Operation Overlord”.
D-Day: The Beginning 22. To the world, the Normandy landings were known as _D-Day_. 23. Over _5.4 million American soldiers invaded Europe during World War II. 24. What happened on June 6, 1944? The D-Day invasion of Normandy began in France.
Getting off the Beach 25. The American’s main invasion during D-Day took place at _Omaha_ Beach. By 9:00 A.M. there were __5000__ Americans on shore and _2000_ U.S. casualties on Omaha Beach alone.
D-Day +3, 4, The invasion of Normandy was a logistical miracle but the cost was staggering with _126,000_ Americans killed, wounded, or missing during the battle of Normandy.
The War in the Pacific 27. While the U.S. was winning the war in Europe, Americans were still dying while fighting the __Japanese__.
The U.S.’s Secret Weapon 28. On July 16, 1945, American technology changed the world forever when _the first atomic bomb was test in the desert of New Mexico_. 29. The _”Manhattan Project”_ was the secret code name for the building of the first atomic bomb.
The Atomic Bomb
The Flash Seen Around the World 30. When atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 120,000 people were killed instantly. Over the days, months, and years that follow, Another 80,000 are killed slowly, A day after dropping the second bomb, the Japanese surrender, ending World War II.