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2 World War II & Cold War

3 StudentsTeachers Game Board WWII Part A WWII Part B Cold War Part A Cold War B 1950s Let’s Play Final Challenge

4 StudentsTeachers Game Board What did the Neutrality Acts of the 1930s do? Made it illegal to sell weapons to warring nations. 2.Said U.S. government could not make loans to warring nations. 3.Non-military goods could be sold to warring nations only on a “cash and carry basis.” WWII Part A for 100

5 StudentsTeachers Game Board Name two ways that the U.S. helped the Allies before officially entering World War II The Lend-Lease Act 2.The Destroyers for Bases Deal 3.The Atlantic Charter 4.Sending Naval Escorts to Protect Supply Ships Heading to Great Britain and France WWII Part A for 200

6 StudentsTeachers Game Board What did the Supreme Court rule in the case Korematsu v. United States? 300 The Japanese Internment was constitutional because Japanese- Americans posed a legitimate threat to American national security. WWII Part A for 300

7 StudentsTeachers Game Board Summarize the effects that World War II had on two social groups Women: Moved into jobs traditionally occupied by men; some served in the armed forces in non-combat roles. 2.African-Americans: Found a “Double Victory” campaign for freedom and home and abroad. Generally gained access to better jobs during the war. Threatened to march on Washington to eliminate discrimination in war industries. 3.Mexican-Americans: Bracero workers (migrant farm workers) were encouraged to help fill labor shortage; Zoot Suit riots resulted in beatings for many Mexican-Americans. 4.Japanese-Americans: Faced heavy discrimination; interned during the war. 5.Native Americans: Navajo “code talkers” played important role in Pacific war. WWII Part A for 400

8 StudentsTeachers Game Board How did the American economy change during World War II? Give two ways War Production Board coordinated production, set quotas, etc. 2.Rationing of food & consumer goods. 3.Victory Bonds sold to finance the war effort. 4.Americans encouraged to recycle, conserve & plant victory gardens. WWII Part A for 500

9 StudentsTeachers Game Board Why did the United States enter World War II? 100 The United States declared war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor WWII Part B for 100

10 StudentsTeachers Game Board What battle was the turning point in the war in the Pacific? 200 The Battle of Midway… Because so many Japanese aircraft carriers were sunk, that it reset the balance of naval power in favor of the United States. WWII Part B for 200

11 StudentsTeachers Game Board What was the American strategy for winning the war in the Pacific? 300 Island Hopping… working their way across the Pacific by taking islands that were closer and closer to Japan. WWII Part B for 300

12 StudentsTeachers Game Board What was the significance of the Battle of Iwo Jima? 400 It is a good example of how difficult & brutal the fighting was in the Pacific. Four marines died for every square yard of Iwo Jima. It is also a good example of island hopping. WWII Part B for 400

13 StudentsTeachers Game Board What argument did President Truman make to justify the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? 500 Dropping the bombs would ultimately save lives by eliminating the need for a U.S. invasion of Japan. WWII Part B for 500

14 StudentsTeachers Game Board Why did the Cold War begin? 100 The Cold War began because the USA and the USSR had opposite political and economic systems, and both wanted to expand their influence. Both were superpowers with strong economies, powerful militaries, and lots of resources. Cold War Part A for 100

15 StudentsTeachers Game Board What was the over-arching goal of most U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War? 200 The “containment” (limiting the expansion) of communism. Cold War Part A for 200

16 StudentsTeachers Game Board What policy stated that the United States would assist any country (especially in Europe) that was struggling against communist influence? 300 The Truman Doctrine Cold War Part A for 300

17 StudentsTeachers Game Board Name two benefits of the Marshall Plan for the United States? 400 The Marshall Plan gave billions of dollars to Western Europe in order to help the region re-build after World War II. It helped limit the spread of communism by helping to improve economic conditions in Western Europe. It provided Europeans with the means to buy American goods to rebuild. It made recipients more loyal to the U.S. Cold War Part A for 400

18 StudentsTeachers Game Board What did Alger Hiss and Julius Rosenberg have in common? 500 Both were Americans accused of spying for the Soviet Union during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Cold War Part A for 500

19 StudentsTeachers Game Board How did the United States respond to the Soviet Union’s decision to blockade West Berlin? 100 The Berlin Airlift Cold War Part B for 100

20 StudentsTeachers Game Board What was the Bay of Pigs Invasion? 200 It was a failed invasion of Cuba that was launched by the CIA using Cuban exiles. It was intended to spark a larger rebellion to overthrow Castro, but failed. It was a huge embarrassment to the Kennedy administration. Cold War Part B for 200

21 StudentsTeachers Game Board To what does the term McCarthyism refer? 300 The strategy of “redbaiting” or accusing someone of having communist sympathies in order to make political gains or exercise power. McCarthy’s accusations were reckless and often without any foundation. Cold War Part B for 300

22 StudentsTeachers Game Board Summarize the agreement that ended the Cuban Missile crisis The USA would promise not to invade Cuba. 2.The USA would lift the naval blockade (quarantine) of Cuba. 3.The USSR would remove the missiles from Cuba. 4.Secretly… the USA agreed to remove similar missiles from Turkey. Cold War Part B for 400

23 StudentsTeachers Game Board How successful was the Korean War. Explain. 500 It was successful in the sense that it prevented the expansion of communism into South Korea, but it was unsuccessful in conquering North Korea. It ended in a stalemate with the borders in roughly the same spot as at the beginning of the war. Cold War Part B for 500

24 StudentsTeachers Game Board What caused the Baby Boom after World War II. 100 Sex… Well, and the fact that many people had put off having children during the Great Depression and World War II. 1950s for 100

25 StudentsTeachers Game Board Name one factor that contributed to the sense of conformity and homogeneity in the 1950s Nationally syndicated televisions shows modeled middle class lifestyles. 2.Suburbanization… Large housing developments like Levittown, in which all houses were built to look the same. 3.Mass consumption of new consumer goods such as TVs, refrigerators, cars, etc. 4.Women were generally expected to stay at home and raise children. 5.Fast food chains like MacDonald’s 1950s for 200

26 Double Score DOUBLE SCORE!

27 StudentsTeachers Game Board What did the Taft-Hartley Act do? 300 It limited some of the rights that labor unions had gained during the New Deal. In particular, it limited unions right to establish closed shops in which all employees had to join the union. 1950s for 300

28 StudentsTeachers Game Board What was the purpose of NAFTA? 400 It created a free trade zone between the U.S., Mexico, & Canada. 1950s for 400

29 StudentsTeachers Game Board Name one trend in the 1950s that seemed to contradict the sense of conformity prevalent in that decade Rock and Roll Music 2.Juvenile Delinquency 3.Authors such as the Jack Kerouac and the Beatniks 1950s for 500

30 StudentsTeachers Game Board Write Your Final Challenge Wager Name three specific actions that the U.S. government took to implement the policy of containment. Final Challenge End Game TIME’S UP! TIME’S UP! 1.Truman Doctrine 2.Marshall Plan 3.Formation of NATO 4.Berlin Airlift 5.The Korean War 6.Blockade of Cuba

31 Game Over Teacher’s Name


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