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Study Guide
World War II
1. How did the US react to aggression in Asia prior to entering World War II?
2. What was the purpose of the Normandy landing on D-Day?
3. Prior to direct involvement in World War II, The US made it clear which side it was on by what actions?
4. What was the direct result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?
5. Why was the Battle of Midway significant?
6. What is Hitler’s “final solution” known as?
7. Which battle marked the Allied invasion of Western Europe during World War II?
8. How did the US government raise funds necessary to fight in World War II?
9. How were African-Americans treated during WWII?
10. Why did the US use the Navajo language as their code?
11. What rules did the Geneva Convention establish?
12. What was the Supreme Court decision in Korematsu v. United States, 1944 was used for?
13. How did the US government deal with the pres during World War II?
14. What was significant about the Nuremberg Trials?
15. What was the goal of the United Nations?
16. What was Truman’s military goal with the decision to drop the atomic bomb in 1945?
17. Which military unit was composed of all African-American men and flew missions primarily in the European
theater during World War II?
18. The Nisei regiment was made up of with minority group?
19. During World War II, which group of Americans on the West Coast were forced to sell all of the possessions,
close their businesses, and relocate to assigned camps?
20. How did women contribute to the war effort during World War II?
21. What social effect did the participation of African Americans in the labor force and armed forces have during
World War II?
22. What did Americans on the home front do to ensure that the military had all the materials it needed to fight
World War II?
23. How did the media, including Hollywood films, help the war effort during World War II?
24. Why was the Battle of Stalingrad significant during World War II?
25. What was the Allied strategy in the Pacific called?
26. What was Hitler’s strategy in Eastern Europe?
27. What battle marked a major turning point in the North Africa campaign?
28. What were the major battles in the Pacific Theater?
29. What was the purpose of the Manhattan Project?
30. What did the image of Rosie the Riveter reveal about the role of women during WWII?
31. What was the Bataan Death March?
32. What caused the beginning of World War II?
33. What statement did FDR use to justify the Lend-Lease Act
34. FDR said the famous phrase “a date which will live in infamy” referring to which event?
35. What was the primary result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?
36. What was the major reason Truman game for his decision to drop the atomic bomb?
37. Why were Navajo Indians in WWII famous during WWII?
38. Japanese American were removed and placed in what types of camps?
39. Why were Japanese American removed from their homes?
40. Many Japanese soldiers did not want to be taken prisoner so they were do what?
41. What happened to the German officials responsible for the persecution of the Jews during the war?
42. The ruling of the Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sandord (1857), Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), and Korematsu v.
United States (1944) all demonstrated what about how the SC treats minorities?
43. Identify the historical significance of the following:
a. Pearl Harbor
b. Manhattan Project
c. Geneva Convention