Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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, 5 26. 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 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.