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Chapter 24
The United States in World War II
Section 3
War in the Pacific
After early defeats in the Pacific, the United States gained the upper hand and began to fight its way
island by island to Japan
A Slow Start for the Allies (pg. 786)
1. What United States military strongholds in the Pacific Ocean did the Japanese take over in
the early years of the war?
2. Which American General led the defense of the Philippines? What did he say when he was
forced to leave the Philippines?
3. Briefly describe the Bataan Death March.
Fortunes Shift in the Pacific (pg. 787)
4. What significant effects did Doolittle’s Raid have?
5. What was most significant about the Battle of Coral Sea?
6. What major advantage did the Americans have at the Battle of Midway? Why would this be
significant?
7. What did the Japanese lose as a result of the Battle of Midway?
The Allies Make Progress (pg. 789)
8. What was most significant about the battle for Guadalcanal?
9. Based on your reading and map on pg. 790, describe the overall strategy of the U.S. navy in
the war for the Pacific.
10. What is the largest naval battle ever fought?
11. The Battle of Leyte Gulf saw the first major use of what?
Chapter 24
The United States in World War II
Section 3
War in the Pacific
After early defeats in the Pacific, the United States gained the upper hand and began to fight its way
island by island to Japan
A Slow Start for the Allies (pg. 786)
1. What United States military strongholds in the Pacific Ocean did the Japanese take over in
the early years of the war?
2. Which American General led the defense of the Philippines? What did he say when he was
forced to leave the Philippines?
3. Briefly describe the Bataan Death March.
Fortunes Shift in the Pacific (pg. 787)
4. What significant effects did Doolittle’s Raid have?
5. What was most significant about the Battle of Coral Sea?
6. What major advantage did the Americans have at the Battle of Midway? Why would this be
significant?
7. What did the Japanese lose as a result of the Battle of Midway?
The Allies Make Progress (pg. 789)
8. What was most significant about the battle for Guadalcanal?
9. Based on your reading and map on pg. 790, describe the overall strategy of the U.S. navy in
the war for the Pacific.
10. What is the largest naval battle ever fought?
11. The Battle of Leyte Gulf saw the first major use of what?