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World War II & Cold War
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WWII Part A
WWII Part B
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Cold War B
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1. Made it illegal to sell weapons to
warring nations.
2. Said U.S. government could not make
What did the Neutrality Acts of the
loans to warring nations.
1930s do?
3. Non-military goods could be sold to
warring nations only on a “cash and
carry basis.”
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1. The Lend-Lease Act
2. The Destroyers for Bases Deal
Name two ways that the U.S. helped
3.the
TheAllies
Atlantic
Charter
before officially entering
4. Sending Naval
WorldEscorts
War II. to Protect
Supply Ships Heading to Great
Britain and France
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The Japanese Internment was
What
constitutional
did the Supreme
because
Court
Japaneserule in
Americans
the case Korematsu
posed a legitimate
v. United
threat to American
States? national
security.
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1. Women: Moved into jobs traditionally occupied by men;
some served in the armed forces in non-combat roles.
2. African-Americans: Found a “Double Victory” campaign for
freedom and home and abroad. Generally gained access to
better jobs during the war. Threatened to march on
Washington to eliminate discrimination in war industries.
3. Mexican-Americans: Bracero workers (migrant farm workers)
were encouraged to help fill labor shortage; Zoot Suit riots
resulted in beatings for many Mexican-Americans.
4. Japanese-Americans: Faced heavy discrimination; interned
during the war.
5. Native Americans: Navajo “code talkers” played important
role in Pacific war.
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Summarize the effects that World
War II had on two social groups.
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1. War Production Board coordinated
production, set quotas, etc.
2. How
Rationing
of food
& consumer
goods.
did the
American
economy
duringsold
World
War II?
3.change
Victory Bonds
to finance
theGive
war
effort.
two ways.
4. Americans encouraged to recycle,
conserve & plant victory gardens.
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The United States declared war on
Why did the United States enter
Japan after the attack on Pearl
World War II?
Harbor
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The Battle of Midway… Because so
many Japanese aircraft carriers
What battle was the turning point in
were sunk, that it reset the
the war in the Pacific?
balance of naval power in favor of
the United States.
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Island Hopping… working their way
Whatacross
was the
the
American
Pacific by
strategy
taking for
winning
islandsthe
thatwar
were
in the
closer
Pacific?
and
closer to Japan.
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It is a good example of how difficult
& brutal the fighting was in the
What
Pacific.
was the
Four
significance
marines died
of for
the
every square
Battle of
yard
IwoofJima?
Iwo Jima. It
is also a good example of island
hopping.
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What argument did President
Dropping the bombs would
Truman make to justify the
ultimately save lives by
decision to drop the atomic
eliminating the need for a U.S.
bombs on Hiroshima and
invasion of Japan.
Nagasaki?
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The Cold War began because the
USA and the USSR had opposite
political and economic systems,
and both wanted to expand their
Why did the Cold War begin?
influence. Both were
superpowers with strong
economies, powerful militaries,
and lots of resources.
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What was the over-arching goal of
The “containment” (limiting the
most U.S. foreign policy during
expansion) of communism.
the Cold War?
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What policy stated that the United
States would assist any country
(especially
The Truman
in Europe)
Doctrine
that was
struggling against communist
influence?
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The Marshall Plan gave billions of dollars
to Western Europe in order to help the
region re-build after World War II.
• It helped limit the spread of communism
Name
two
benefits
of
the
Marshall
by helping to improve economic
Plan for
the United
States?
conditions
in Western
Europe.
• It provided Europeans with the means to
buy American goods to rebuild.
• It made recipients more loyal to the U.S.
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Both were Americans accused of
What did Alger Hiss and Julius
spying for the Soviet Union during
Rosenberg have in common?
the late 1940s and early 1950s.
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How did the United States respond
to the Soviet
The Berlin
Union’s
Airlift
decision to
blockade West Berlin?
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It was a failed invasion of Cuba that
was launched by the CIA using
Cuban exiles. It was intended to
What was
spark
the
a larger
Bay ofrebellion
Pigs Invasion?
to
overthrow Castro, but failed. It
was a huge embarrassment to the
Kennedy administration.
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The strategy of “redbaiting” or
accusing someone of having
communist sympathies in order to
political
or exercise
To make
what does
the gains
term McCarthyism
power. McCarthy’s
refer? accusations
were reckless and often without
any foundation.
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1. The USA would promise not to invade
Cuba.
2. The USA would lift the naval blockade
(quarantine)
Cuba.
Summarizeofthe
agreement that
3. The
USSR
would
remove
the missiles
ended
the
Cuban
Missile
crisis.
from Cuba.
4. Secretly… the USA agreed to remove
similar missiles from Turkey.
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It was successful in the sense that
it prevented the expansion of
communism into South Korea, but
itHow
wassuccessful
unsuccessful
wasinthe
conquering
Korean
North Korea.
War. Explain.
It ended in a
stalemate with the borders in
roughly the same spot as at the
beginning of the war.
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Sex…
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Whatand
caused
the Baby
Boom
after
Well,
the fact
that many
people
II.
had put offWorld
havingWar
children
during
the Great Depression and World
War II.
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1. Nationally syndicated televisions shows
modeled middle class lifestyles.
2. Suburbanization… Large housing
developments like Levittown, in which all
Name
one
factor
that
contributed
to
houses were built to look the same.
the
sense
of
conformity
and
3. Mass consumption of new consumer goods
in the
1950s.
suchhomogeneity
as TVs, refrigerators,
cars,
etc.
4. Women were generally expected to stay at
home and raise children.
5. Fast food chains like MacDonald’s
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It limited some of the rights that
labor unions had gained during
the New Deal. In particular, it
What did the Taft-Hartley Act do?
limited unions right to establish
closed shops in which all
employees had to join the union.
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It created a free trade zone between
What was the purpose of NAFTA?
the U.S., Mexico, & Canada.
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1. Rock
Roll
Music
Name
one and
trend
in the
1950s that
seemed
2. Juvenile
to contradict
Delinquency
the sense of
prevalent
that
3.conformity
Authors such
as thein
Jack
Kerouac decade.
and the Beatniks
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1. Truman Doctrine
2. Marshall
Plan
Name three
specific
actions that the
Write Your
3. Formation
of NATO
U.S.
government
took to
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implement
the policy of
4. Berlin Airlift
Wager
containment.
5. The Korean War
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6. Blockade of Cuba
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