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THE EFFECTS OF
World War II
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Essential
Question:
How did World War II change
America?
Post World War I Foreign Policy
 Isolationism
Nye
Committee
Neutrality Acts
 Rise
of
Totalitarianism
 Appeasement
World War II Began:
 Sept.
1, 1939:
 Hitler’s
 June
Invasion of Poland
1940: Fall of France
 Bombing
 FDR’s
of Britain
Response:
 Cash-and-Carry
 Lend-Lease
Japanese Aggression:
 Invaded:
 Korea
 Manchuria
 Southeast
 French
 U.S.
(China)
Asia
Indochina
response:
 Embargo
on Oil &
Scrap Iron
Pearl Harbor
 Dec.
7, 1941
 The Date which will
live in infamy!

U. S. Losses:






2 battleships destroyed
6
“
near
destruction
12 “
out of action
150 planes destroyed
2,300 killed
1,100 wounded
War In Europe
 Turning
Points:
 Stalingrad
 D-Day
Invasion
of
Normandy
 Battle
Bulge
of the
Allied Conferences
 Yalta
 Potsdam
 Nuremberg
Trials
War in the Pacific
 Turning
Points
 Midway
 Battle
 Iwo
8
of Coral Sea
Jima
sq. miles
6,000
killed
20,000
injured
War in the Pacific
Decision to Drop Atomic Bomb
 President
 FDR
Truman
died April, 1945
 Factors
 American
Est.
Casualties;
1,000,000
 Japanese
Fight to Death
 Unconditional
 Russia
Surrender
Home Front
 Rationing
 Migration
to West
Coast—Defense Jobs
 New
Opportunities:
 Women
 African-Americans
 Mexican
Immigrants
Discrimination & Civil Rights
 Racism
 Japanese
442nd
Internment
Combat Team
 Segregated
 Military
Blood
Discrimination
Discrimination & Civil Rights
 Tuskegee
 Eleanor
 E.O.
 A.
Roosevelt
8802
Philip Randolph
 Equal
 Zoot
Airmen
Pay Defense Jobs
Suit Riots
Post World War II America
 America
Power
#1 Economic & World
Post War World
 Communism
 Eastern
 North
 West
v. Democracy
v. Western Europe
v. South Korea
Germany & Japan
 Constitution
 Democratic
 Marshall
Plan
reforms
G.I.
Bill
 1944
 Servicemen’s
Readjustment Act
 $4 Billion in benefits to
9 million veterans of
WWII
 Education>
 low interest loans for
homes & businesses
 Result: Prosperity for
children of depression
Baby
Boom
Women back to Housewives
 Civil
Rights Movement
Nuclear
Age
Cold War