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How did the cost- plus system speed up war production?
Provided larger profits for companies that worked fast and produced a lot. Paid the cost for producing the war supplies, plus a percentage of profit.
Why could Liberty ships be produced quickly?
They were assembled from prefabricated parts and welded rather than riveted.
The purpose of Liberty and Victory bonds was to..?
Lend the government money to pay for the war.
During WW II, families had to get books of stamps each month as part of ?
The Allies placed inflated rubber tanks, empty tents and dummy landing craft along the coast of Britain to convince the Germans that?
The Allies planned to land their invasion forces at Calais rather than Normandy
Why was Iwo Jima an important objective for the American military?
U.S. planes could more effectively bomb Japan from there.
The U.S. caused massive fires in Tokyo by dropping bombs filled with what substance?
What American industry was particularly efficient in producing 1/3 of all military supplies during WW II? The “Arsenal of Democracy”
Detroit’s automobile industry
The atrocities of the “Bataan Death March” occurred where?
In the case Korematsu v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that relocation of Japanese Americans was?
Constitutional because it is based on military urgency and the possible threat of invasion.
V-J Day is to Japan as ____ is to Germany?
Who were the “Code Talkers?”
Navajo Native Americans serving in WWII.
What were WAC’s, WAVES and WOW’s?
Women serving/working during WWII.
What happened as a result of Executive order 9066 (allowing the military to declare any part of the United States to be a military Zone)?
Many Japanese Americans were moved to internment camps.
What was the “Double V” campaign?
Victory over Hitler’s racism abroad and victory over racism at home.
What were the two theatres of action in WWII?
European and Pacific
During the 1930’s, why were totalitarian governments/leaders able to gain power in Germany, Italy, and Japan? Describe the aftermath of WWI Treaty of Versailles Reparations Great Depression Lack of Resources in Japan Etc.
In 1942, Churchill and Roosevelt agreed to attack the edges of the German empire (North Africa) because they believed that?
They were not ready or experienced enough to launch a full-scale invasion of Europe.
At the Tehran Conference, Roosevelt and Stalin agreed to take which action against Germany after they won the War?
Divide Germany so it could not start another world war.
What was the secret American program to build an atomic bomb called?
The Manhattan Project
What was the purpose of the Nuremberg Trials?
Punish Nazi leaders for crimes committed during the war.
Who was Rosie the Riveter?
The campaign to hire women to work in factories during the war.
What was the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb named?
The Enola Gay
Where was the first atomic bomb dropped?
When was V-J Day?
August 15, 1945
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