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1 World War II ( )

2 Vocabulary Dictator- a ruler who has complete power over a country
Isolationist- country who wants to stay out of the affairs of other countries P.O.W.- Prisoner of war Nazi- claimed German nation represented most racially pure people. Jewish nation was greatest threat to German race. Swastika-Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck. China, England, Germany, Greece, and India have used the symbol as many as 3,000 years ago. In 1920, Adolf Hitler decided that the Nazi Party needed its own insignia and flag. For Hitler, the new flag had to be "a symbol of our own struggle" as well as "highly effective as a poster." After Nazi Germany the swastika became a symbol of death and hatred

3 Start of WWII September 1, 1939, Germany invades Poland.
Hitler (Germany) was trying to take back land they lost to Poland after WWI. France and Great Britain declare war on Germany on September 3, 1939. ***France and Great Britain had a treaty with Poland to help defend the country if its independence was ever threatened.

4 Pearl Harbor American naval base in Hawaii in which Japan launched a surprise attack on December 7, 1941 More than 3,400 people died or suffered wounds in the attack. The attack brought the U.S. into World War II. *The U.S. Neutrality Act of 1937 prohibited the U.S. from selling guns and ammo to countries at war. It also prohibited the U.S. from loaning money to countries at war. However in 1939 FDR got Congress to ease the restrictions, knowing that Europe was in imminent danger from Nazi Germany. This angered Japan, who was part of the Axis powers with Germany and Italy.

5 Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941)

6 Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941)

7 Axis Powers Germany, Italy, and Japan

8 Adolf Hitler Nazi dictator of Germany who committed suicide at the end of the war. Leader of the Holocaust. German dictator, leader of the Holocaust--The Nazis targeted Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Communists, twins, and the disabled. Some of these people tried to hide from the Nazis, like Anne Frank and her family. A few were successful; most were not. Those that were captured suffered sterilization, forced resettlement, separation from family and friends, beatings, torture, starvation, and/or death—and he started WWII

9 Benito Mussolini Fascist’s Party leader who became dictator of Italy.
Was captured and executed in April 1945. Had and alliance with Germany and Japan. He also believed after Germany had conquered so much land that they would win the war and wanted to be on the victorious side.

10 Hideki Tojo Prime Minister of Japan who ordered to go to war and attack Pearl Harbor. Was executed for his responsibility in Japan’s war crimes. Did not like that the U.S. was willing to sell guns and ammo to France and Great Britian

11 Allied Powers U.S., Great Britain, France, Russia, and China

12 Winston Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Took an early stance against Germany and the rise of the Nazi party. He early on took a stance that was against Germany and the rise of the Nazi party. Became Prime Minister at the onset of WWII.

13 Joseph Stalin Communist dictator of Russia.
Early on Russia (USSR) and Germany signed a treaty agreeing not to go to war with each other. After Germany broke this treaty in 1941 Stalin joined the Allies. Early on Russia (USSR) and Germany signed a treaty agreeing not to go to war with each other. After Germany broke this treaty in 1941 Russian and Stalin joined the Allies.

14 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)
President of the U.S. during WWII. 32nd President of the U.S. Only president to serve more than two terms in office. Elected to four terms, but passed away in the first year of fourth term.

15 22nd Amendment (1951) Set the term limits for the President of U.S.
Can serve no more than 2 terms and no more than 10 years total.

16 Harry S. Truman FDR’s vice-president who became president in April 1945 when FDR passed away.

17 Texans in WWII More than 750,000 Texans served in war including 12,000 women. 22,000 Texans died 40 P.O.W. camps with more than 50,000 prisoners - more than any other state 15 major military bases and 40 airfields. Naval flight-training base in Corpus Christi was the largest in the world.

18 Texas and WWII Texans at home rationed (cut back) items such as food, shoes, and gasoline to support American soldiers. The Texas economy moved toward industralization during the WWII era. Urban areas grew during World War II due to an increas in industrial jobs.

19 Doris (Dorie) Miller First African American hero of WWII.
Born in Waco, TX First African American hero of WWII. Sailor on the U.S.S. West Virginia at Pearl Harbor. Fired at the Japanese aircrafts as they attacked Pearl Harbor until his ship sunk. Was later killed in action.

20 Oveta Culp Hobby Born in Killeen, TX
Was the organizer and first commander of the Women’s Army Corps. Women’s Army Corps- Put women in positions to serve in the Army.

21 Chester Nimitz Born in Fredericksburg, TX
Commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet. In 1942, he led the Allies to victories in the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway.

22 Audie Murphy Born in Farmersville, TX
Most decorated soldier in WWII with 33 awards. Received every U.S. medal awarded for personal bravery.

23 Dwight D. Eisenhower Born in Denison, TX Military leader during WWII
Supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. Under his command, the Allies successfully invaded France on D-day in June His forces defeated Germany. France had been captured by Germany.

24 D-Day Turning point of war.
Marked the beginning of the Allied invasion of western Europe. The Allies invaded German occupied France on June 6, 1944, along the beaches of Normandy, France.

25 D-Day

26 D-Day

27 U.S.S. Texas Was the only U.S. battleship to serve in both WWI and WWII and that still survives today. It is located in the port of the San Jacinto Monument and became a historic landmark.

28 Hiroshima U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb “Little Boy” on August 6, 1945, on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. Killed over 100,000 people over a few months.

29 Atomic Bomb

30 Atomic Bomb Video

31 Nagasaki U.S. dropped the second nuclear bomb “Fat Man” on the city of Nagasaki in Japan on August 9, 1945. Killed between 60,000-80,000. Japan surrendered 6 day later to the Allies.

32 Nagasaki

33 WWII Over Ended on September 2, 1945, with Japan signing surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Adolph Hitler committed suicide, prompting Germany to surrender in May. Japan surrendered after the U.S. dropped that atomic bombs. Over million soldiers killed. Between million people killed during WWII. Adolph Hitler committed suicide, prompting Germany to surrender. Japan surrendered after the U.S. dropped the atomic bombs.

34 Texas after WWII Many Texans moved from rural areas to cities (urban) during the war to take industrial jobs. People from other countries and states and soldiers returning from the war also moved to cities in Texas. TX changed from a rural state to an urban society. The TX economy used to be dominated by farming and oil. TX started to change to large industries.

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