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American History
Mr. Bielecki
Chapter 35 & 36 Study Questions
Chapter 35: FDR and the Shadow of War
1) What effect did the post WWI depression have on the world scale?
2) What steps did the U.S. take to secure its neutrality?
3) What was appeasement? When, where, and how was it put into policy?
4) What were the slow steps (and the not-so-slow) out of American neutrality?
Chapter 36: America in World War II
1) What efforts did the government undertake to help prepare the country for war?
2) What changes did the war bring to American society?
3) Trace the course of the War in the Pacific. What victories did the Japanese score?
At what point did the U.S. turn the tide? How and where did the U.S. move
toward Tokyo?
4) With fighting taking place between Germany and the Soviet Union in 1942, what
demands did the Soviet Union have of the Allies? What did the Allies might fear
happen (again)? What solution/plan was reached by the U.S. and Britain for
reengaging in continental Europe?
5) How well did their plan work?
6) What took place at the Casablanca conference in January 1943? Why would the
agreement reached there prove to be so controversial?
7) What was agreed upon at the Teheran Conference in November 1943? When and
where did the U.S. help enact their part of this agreement? With what results?
8) Trace the key movements of the American forces from December 1944 to the end
of the war.
9) When V-E Day came on May 8, 1945 who was in office for the U.S.? How did
he get there?
10) What were the final blows the U.S. dealt Japan in the Pacific in 1945?
11) What went on at the Potsdam Conference in July 1945? What ultimately resulted
from the terms of Potsdam?
12) What is interesting about the timing of the uses of the atomic bombs? What
might this cause in the future?