Presentation on theme: "The Major Players of WWII. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT US President 1933 – 1945 Lend-Lease Act Pearl Harbor US Enters the War Dies in office on April 12, 1945."— Presentation transcript:
Gen. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR Commander of US Forces in the Pacific “island hopping:” take some islands and bypass others all the way to Japan Accepted Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri POST WWII: Oversees the rebuilding of Japan after WWII Interim leader of Japan 1945-1948
Gen. GEORGE MARSHALL Chief of Staff for US Army during WWII MARSHALL PLAN –Plan to rebuild war- torn Europe –$13 billion in aid to help rebuild European economy WHY? –Belief that Communism was successful in countries with economic problems.
WINSTON CHURCHILL Prime Minister of UK –1940-1945 Fight off the Germans in the Battle of Britain Ultimately led Britain to victory against the Axis
CHURCHILL-Video Clip (click screen to play) http://app.discoveryeducation.com/search?Ntt=churchill
GENERAL HIDEKI TOJO General in the Army –Supports Japanese expansion and invades Manchuria and China in the 1930s Prime Minister of Japan –1941-1944 Military leader during WWII –Believed to have been behind the attack on Pearl Harbor –Sentenced to death for war crimes –executed Dec. 23, 1948
HIROHITO Emperor of Japan –1926-1989 While in Power: –Invades Manchuria (1931) –Rest of China (1937) –Pearl Harbor –A-Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki –Forced military leaders to an unconditional surrender on Aug. 14, 1945
REVIEW-WWII Dictators A.Leader of Nazi Germany –Adolf Hitler B.Leader of USSR –Joseph Stalin C.Military leader and Prime Minister of Japan –Hideki Tojo D.Fascist leader of Italy –Benito Mussolini E.Dictator of Spain –Francisco Franco 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.