Presentation on theme: "Hot and Cold: World War II and Its Aftermath"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hot and Cold: World War II and Its Aftermath Ms. Reardon & Mrs. Brown
2 Georgia Performance Standards SS5H6: Explain the reasons for America’s involvement in World War II.Describe Germany’s aggression in Europe and Japanese aggression in Asia.Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hiroto, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans; including ”Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.Explain the U.S. role in the formation of the United Nations.
3 Causes of the War Treaty of Versailles (after W.W. I) A. Germany lost land to surrounding nationsB. War Reparations1) Allies collect $ to pay back war debts to U.S.2) Germany must pay $57 trillion (modern equivalent)3) Bankrupted the German economy & embarrassed Germans
4 Causes of the War 2. Rise of Dictators and Fascism a. Economic Depression, especially in Germany, made the citizens feel desperate for help.Adolph Hitler provided the “hope” Germans were looking for. He primarily blamed Jews for Germany’s problems.Hitler lead The National Socialists, or Nazis, which brought fascism to Germany.b. Benito Mussolini brought fascism to Italy.c. Prime Minister, Hideki Tojo brought a militaristic government to Japan under the Emperor, Hirohito.
5 Causes of the War 3. Formation of Alliances Allies Axis Germany France Great BritainFranceRussiaUnited StatesGermanyItalyJapan
6 Who Were the Major Leaders During World War II? Adolph HitlerNazi GermanyBenito MussoliniItaly
7 Who Were the Major Leaders During World War II? HirohitoEmperor of JapanHideki TojoPrime Minister of Japan
8 Who Were the Major Leaders During World War II? Joseph StalinLeader of the Soviet UnionWinston ChurchillPrime Minister of Great BritainFranklin Delano RooseveltU.S. President(1933 – 1945)
9 Who Were the Major Leaders During World War II? Harry S. TrumanU.S. President( )