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THE U.S.A. AND WWII. Early actions of WWII:  Germany, Italy, and Japan began invading countries during the early 30’s.  1939, Germany invades Poland.

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1 THE U.S.A. AND WWII

2 Early actions of WWII:  Germany, Italy, and Japan began invading countries during the early 30’s.  1939, Germany invades Poland. France and Great Britain declare war on Germany.  Japan invades China.  Italy invades Ethiopia, Greece.  Germany, Italy, and Japan began invading countries during the early 30’s.  1939, Germany invades Poland. France and Great Britain declare war on Germany.  Japan invades China.  Italy invades Ethiopia, Greece.

3 The Allied Powers:  Consists of France and Great Britain as of  U.S.A. aids the Allies with…. -The Neutrality Act (1939) -Lend Lease Act (1941)  Consists of France and Great Britain as of  U.S.A. aids the Allies with…. -The Neutrality Act (1939) -Lend Lease Act (1941)

4 Turning point in Europe:  The Battle of Britain (1940) -Britain and German air forces bomb each other, results in a draw.  Germany had conquered France and the rest of W. Europe, but grew frustrated due to his unsuccessful air battle against Great Britain.  Resulted in Germany’s invasion of The U.S.S.R. (a.ka. Soviet Union, or Russia)  The Battle of Britain (1940) -Britain and German air forces bomb each other, results in a draw.  Germany had conquered France and the rest of W. Europe, but grew frustrated due to his unsuccessful air battle against Great Britain.  Resulted in Germany’s invasion of The U.S.S.R. (a.ka. Soviet Union, or Russia)

5 Two Key lessons at this point…  NEVER play Russia at home. -historically, no one since the Mongols can handle Russia’s size, climate, or culture and have always failed.  “The Enemy of my enemy is my friend.” -Stalin was a ruthless dictator who hated Hitler, so the Allies capitalize on their mutual enemy and add Russia to their alliance. -Churchill said this.  NEVER play Russia at home. -historically, no one since the Mongols can handle Russia’s size, climate, or culture and have always failed.  “The Enemy of my enemy is my friend.” -Stalin was a ruthless dictator who hated Hitler, so the Allies capitalize on their mutual enemy and add Russia to their alliance. -Churchill said this.

6 U.S.A/Japan  Hideki Tojo, wants to expand.  Technologically advanced.  Wanted to unite Asian world.  Invades China & S.E. Asia  Hideki Tojo, wants to expand.  Technologically advanced.  Wanted to unite Asian world.  Invades China & S.E. Asia

7 U.S. Reaction  FDR imposes trade embargo on iron and steel. -angers Japan, continues to invade.  FDR stops exports of oil and seizes Japanese embassy in U.S.A.  FDR imposes trade embargo on iron and steel. -angers Japan, continues to invade.  FDR stops exports of oil and seizes Japanese embassy in U.S.A.

8 December 7th, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.”  Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.  Kill 2,000 U.S. Troops.  150 aircraft, 18 ships destroyed.  U.S. declares war on Japan. -Alliances go into effect. “a date which will live in infamy.”  Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.  Kill 2,000 U.S. Troops.  150 aircraft, 18 ships destroyed.  U.S. declares war on Japan. -Alliances go into effect.

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12 The U.S.A. at War  The war took place in two “theatres”. The European Theatre: -Allies invade Europe. -D-DAY. -N. Africa -Italy The Pacific Theatre: -Allies take on Japan. -”island hopping” -Midway -Guadacanal -Iwo Jima

13 Pages  Create a 2 column chart like the example shown on page 802. In Europe:In the Pacific: Battle of the Atlantic Stalingrad George Patton Tuskegee Airmen Admiral Yamamoto Battle of Midway Chester Nimitz “duel offensives”

14 Pages  Describe the actions taking place at D-DAY and the Battle of the Bulge. With the 5 W’s…. -Who? (countries involved) -What? (a brief statement of actions taken in the battle.) -When? (month and year) -Where? (location of the battle) -Why? (importance and results)  Describe the actions taking place at D-DAY and the Battle of the Bulge. With the 5 W’s…. -Who? (countries involved) -What? (a brief statement of actions taken in the battle.) -When? (month and year) -Where? (location of the battle) -Why? (importance and results)

15 End of WWII  Island Hopping successful, Japan wont back down.  Manhattan Project: -Einstein tells FDR about A bomb. -secretive project to build bomb begins.  Island Hopping successful, Japan wont back down.  Manhattan Project: -Einstein tells FDR about A bomb. -secretive project to build bomb begins.

16 Truman’s decision:  Takes over after FDR’s death.  2 options: 1. Invade Japan. 2.drop A bomb.  Takes over after FDR’s death.  2 options: 1. Invade Japan. 2.drop A bomb.

17 End of fighting  August 1945, bombs explode in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Axis surrenders.  million deaths in WWII!  Hitler commits suicide, Mussolini hanged, FDR dies, Stalin/Churchill live on.  August 1945, bombs explode in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Axis surrenders.  million deaths in WWII!  Hitler commits suicide, Mussolini hanged, FDR dies, Stalin/Churchill live on.

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