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World War II Events SS5H6- The student will explain the reasons For America’s involvement in World War II. B. Describe major events in the war in both.

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1 World War II Events SS5H6- The student will explain the reasons For America’s involvement in World War II. B. 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. C. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

2  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?  Allied troops  D-day “Operation Overlord”  June 6, 1944  Normandy, France  Invasion of Europe to recapture European lands from the Germans  Crossing the English Channel and landing on the beaches andy+invasion&vid=C09B752C0B4A73C0B31FC09B752C 0B4A73C0B31F&docid= &FROM=LKVR5& GT1=LKVR5&FORM=LKVR3

3  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?  Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party and Jews  Holocaust  World War II  Europe  Blamed Jew for trouble after WWI Part of Hitler’s “Final Solution”  Concentration Camps, gas chambers /redir.asp?URL=http://www.cbsnews.com/v ideo/watch/?id= n%26tag=related; photovideo

4  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?  Europe and America  V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day)  May 8, 1945  Europe and US  To celebrate the end of the war in Europe  Germany surrenders to Allies after Hitler’s death

5  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?  Japanese and American Navies  Surprise attack on Pearl Harbor naval base  December 7, 1941  Pearl Harbor, Hawaii  To damage U.S. Pacific fleet and be able to gain territory before U.S. recovered  Flying over the Pacific Ocean and attacking U.S. ships

6  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?  Allied troops vs. Japanese troops  Battle of Iwo Jima  February 19,1945 – March 16, 1945  Island of Iwo Jima  To stop bombing of Allied ships, to cut off the airfields use by Japanese  Bombing by air and sea and attacking beach

7  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?  United States and Japan  V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day)  August 15, 1945  United States  To celebrate the end of bloodshed  Dropped two atomic bombs; Japan surrenders

8  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?  Crew of Enola Gay  Dropping of atomic bomb  August 6, 1945  Hiroshima, Japan  To force Japan to surrender  Flying over Hiroshima in the U.S. bomber Enola Gay


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