10 TWO DR. SEUSS CARTOONS AGAINST THE U.S. STAYING NEUTRAL
Axis Powers Germany Germany Italy Italy Japan Japan Allied Powers Great Britain Great Britain France France Soviet Union Soviet Union United States United States
12 U.S. INDUSTRY GEARS UP FOR WAR AND PRODUCES GREAT QUANTITIES OF ARMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR ALL THE ALLIES
Most Americans didn’t want to get involved American sold war supplies for cash British ran out of cash to buy American supplies America to Lend or Lease war supplies U.S. built military bases in their countries These planes attacked German submarines, Navy ships escorted British ships
14 THE UNITED STATES BECAME INVOLVED BY SUPPLYING WAR MATERIALS FOR THE ALLIES
U.S. to lend-lease weapons, supplies and equipment to any country whose defense was critical to U.S. security. Gave supplies, including ammunition, tanks, airplanes and food.
Why did the United States start a lend lease system? Allies ran out of money to purchase war equipment
U.S. stopped exporting goods to Japan Japan needed oil that U.S. had cut off Surprise attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941 Over 300 planes attacked Over 2000 Americans were killed and the US lost over 150 ships United States enters the war On Dec. 8, 1941
Supplied thousands of soldiers and sailors to fight in the war More military facilities in Georgia than any other state Used for training and supplying the military Were used to hold enemy prisoners of war Provided thousands of jobs for Georgians
After Pearl Harbor U.S. builds more aircraft plants to manufacture B-29 bombers Produced over 650 bombers Located in Marietta, GA( now known as Lockheed Martin Corp.) Employed 30,000 people Increasing the economy of Georgia
Brunswick and Savannah contribute to the war effort Liberty ships Built cargo ships named Liberty ships Brunswick built ninety-nine, in Savannah eighty- eight ships were built Workers were both men and women 46, 000 people were employed
Georgia’s youngest governor http://tinyurl.com/rirujr Served for 38 years US Senator Influenced US military policies Advocated a strong military Brought 15 military bases to Ga.; increased Georgia’s economy Centers for Disease Control; Georgia a center for research National Lunch program-providing nutrition to all school age children.
Served in the U.S. House of Representatives 50 years (longest in U.S. history) Involved in military matters-promoted the military “Father of the Two Ocean Navy” Advocated for a strong navy Nuclear powered aircraft carrier named after him. tp://tinyurl.com/vinsonca
Served twenty-five terms for Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives His influence to increase country’s military readiness Always pushed for strong defense He helped pass law to ease labor restriction in shipbuilding
The Holocaust was the mass murder of over 6 million Jews in Europe Nazis used Concentration camps to imprison, work and execute Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and political dissidents. Many survivors moved to Georgia after the war. Made many Georgians rethink their treatment of minorities in the state People began to reexamine their racial practices