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WORLD WAR II SOLs USII.6A-C. CAUSES OF WWII Political instability & economic devastation –Depression –High war debt owed by Germany –High inflation –Massive.

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1 WORLD WAR II SOLs USII.6A-C

2 CAUSES OF WWII Political instability & economic devastation –Depression –High war debt owed by Germany –High inflation –Massive unemployment Rise of Fascism –Fascism = total power is given to a dictator –Germany – Adolf Hitler –Italy – Benito Mussolini –Japan – Hideki Tojo *Became the Axis Powers (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis) USII.6A

3 Rise of Hitler Nazi Party organized, 1920s Nazi party largest in Germany, 1932 Hitler voted as chancellor, 1933 New parliament created 450, 000 members Larger than German army

4 THE HOLOCAUST Anti-Semitism Aryan supremacy Rid Europe of all Jews Tactics –Boycott of Jewish stores –Threats –Segregation –Imprisonment and killing (concentration camps) Liberation by Allied forces USII.6B

5 THE ALLIES GREAT BRITAIN –Winston Churchill UNITED STATES –Franklin D. Roosevelt –Harry S. Truman CANADA SOVIET UNION –Joseph Stalin USII.6A

6 CHANGE IN AMERICAN POLICY ISOLATIONISM –Legacy of WWI –Great Depression ECONOMIC AID TO THE ALLIES DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THE WAR USII.6A

7 MAJOR EVENTS OF WWII September 1, 1939 – Germany invades Poland Germany invades France (captures Paris) Battle of Britain begins (bombing London) US aids Britain in return for bases Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, HI Germany declares war on US US declares war on Germany & Japan Battle of Midway – turning point against Japan Germany invades Soviet Union –Battle of Stalingrad (turning point in Europe) D-Day (Doomsday) – invasion of Normandy Atomic Bombs dropped: Hiroshima & Nagasaki Japan surrenders (V-J Day) USII.6B

8 WAR IN THE PACIFIC Japanese aggression in the East (China) December 7, 1941 – Pearl Harbor –U.S. attacked without warning U.S. declared war on Japan Germany declared war on the United States USII.6A

9 Pearl Harbor is attacked on Dec. 7, 1941

10 U. S. Involved In War

11 D-Day June 6, Landing on Normandy Beach

12 Normandy Invasion, D-Day June 6, 1944

13 Allies United: U.S.S.R, England and The U.S. Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, & Winston Churchill

14 EFFECTS OF WWII End to the Great Depression (war boom) Women took jobs (Rosie the Riveter) Conservation and Rationing of goods Racial barriers broken down (temporarily) Japanese Americans put in internment camps USII.6C


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