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When did the US enter WWII?. What event drew the US into the war?

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1 When did the US enter WWII?

2 What event drew the US into the war?

3 Who did the US form an alliance with?

4 What was the name of the opposing alliance?

5 Why did the Allies focus on the war in Europe first?

6 Why didn’t the US and Britain send troops to help the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front?

7 Where did they send troops instead?

8 What happened at the Battle of Stalingrad in early 1942?

9 In what year did the D-Day invasion begin, how long did it last, and why were the Allies successful?

10 What happened in August 1944?

11 When did the Battle of the Bulge take place? Why was this battle significant?

12 What happened in March 1945?

13 What were the Soviets doing in April 1945?

14 What happened to Hitler on April 30 th 1945?

15 What happened on May ?

16 What was Japan’s main objective during the war?

17 Were the Japanese successful? How do you know?

18 What is the island hopping strategy?

19 What did the US do when they had captured Japanese controlled islands?

20 What was the key to winning the war in the Pacific?

21 Why were the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway so important in the Pacific theater of war?

22 Why did the US invade Iwo Jima in Feb. 1945?

23 By June 1945, the US captured __________ and ___________.

24 Why didn’t an invasion of Japan take place?

25 When did the Japanese surrender? When did the war officially end? Where did that surrender take place?


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