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1 World War II Right mouse click on the slide and open the speaker notes to read the information for each slide.

2 Lithograph of German Misery In this slide we see “Town Shelter,” a lithograph by Kathe Kollwitz that graphically depicts the misery of the poor in Germany following the economic collapse of 1923.

3 Children demonstrating that it takes 100,000 German marks to buy one U.S. dollar. In this slide we see the severity of post-war inflation in Germany as these children show that it takes 100,000 marks to buy one dollar. During World War I, Germany printed vast quantities of paper money in order to pay expenses, which resulted in runaway inflation in the early 1920’s.

4 Adolf Hitler In this slide we see Adolf Hitler, Nazi leader of Germany.

5 Pro-Hitler Poster In this slide we see a political poster of a man with a Nazi symbol on his belt breaking out of chains. It suggests that with Hitler’s leadership, Germany can be freed from its problems.

6 Benito Mussolini, Fascist Leader of Italy. In this slide we see Benito Mussolini addressing his Fascist followers in the Roman Colosseum.

7 Hitler and Mussolini In this slide we see Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. It was after an exchange of visits between the two that the alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis was agreed upon.

8 Hitler with Japanese Ambassador Tojo In this slide we see Hitler conferring with Japanese Ambassador Tojo at Berchtesgaden in October German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop is on Hitler’s left.

9 Hitler and Chamberlain In this slide we see Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain shaking hands.

10 German Tanks in Sudeten Street In this slide we see German tanks roll through a Sudeten street. The banner reads “Hail to our German borders!”

11 Cartoon of Nazi Swastika Rolling Over Poland In this slide we see a huge swastika representing Germany rolling into Poland. This shows the continuing aggression of the Nazis following their invasion of Czechoslovakia.

12 Cartoon of Uncle Sam in a snow storm: “Path of Appeasement.” In this slide we see Uncle Sam, representing the United States, being buried in a snow storm labeled “Nazism” The caption, “Path of Appeasement,” suggests the failure of the policy of appeasement and the threat of the Nazi “storm” to the United States.

13 Lend-Lease crates being unloaded in England In this slide we see crates from the United States being unloaded in England as part of the Lend- Lease Act.

14 Bombing of Pearl Harbor In this slide we see the explosion of the destroyer U.S.S. Shaw during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.

15 A draft of President Roosevelt’s declaration of war speech In this slide we see a draft of President Roosevelt’s speech to Congress, with corrections strengthening and formalizing the language of the address in his own hand.

16 FDR Signing War Declaration


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