Hot and Cold: WWII and its Aftermath
Describe the Holocaust. • Jews were forced into camps where they were imprisoned and killed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi troops.
The Dropping of Atomic Bombs • Ended WWII.
President Truman Sent Troops to South Korea to Keep North Korea From Invading and Spreading Their Communist Governmentbecause: • To stop the spread of communism through the Korean War, the US did:
The Attack on Pearl Harbor • A surprise attack by Japanese airplanes on a U.S. naval base.
The Senator That Accused Government Officials of Being Communists: • Joseph Mccarthy
What is D-Day? • The allied invasion of Normandy.
The main role of the United States in the formation of the United Nations: • The U.S. convinced other allies to join in an international organization to keep another world war from happening.
The Significance of Iwo Jima: • It provided a strategic location for American planes to conduct an air assault on Japan.
How did the North Atlantic Treaty Organization aid in stopping the spread of Communism? • Nato created an alliance of countries that agreed to help each other in the event of a military attack by communist countries.
The Berlin Airlift • The U.S. sent planes to deliver supplies to West Berlin so they would not have to deal with the communists.
The Soviet Leader during the late 1950s and 1960s is • Nikita Khrushchev
The Primary Effect of Rationing Was: • People could not purchase everything they wanted because many of America’s resources were diverted to the war effort.
The Iron Curtain • It was a military barrier set up between Communist and non-communist countries in Europe.
Major acts of German aggression in Europe leading up to WWII were • Invasion of Poland and the extermination of other races.
During WWII Rationing Created an opportunity cost for Americans because: • Americans had to limit the amount of food they bought so there would be enough for the military.
Matching • Roosevelt-US President who declared war on Japan. • Churchill-Prime Minister of Great Britain. • Stalin-Dictator of the Soviet Union. • Hitler-Dictator of Germany. • Hirohito-Leader of Japan • Truman-US president who dropped the atomic Bomb. • Mussolini-Dictator of Italy.
Japan’s Aggression in Asia during WWII • Japan took over most of eastern China.
The Importance of V-E and V-J Day. • V-E: Victory in Europe. • V-J: Victory in Japan • End of both Wars.
The Tuskegee Airmen Impacted the Views of Americans Toward African-Americans by: • First Black American Airmen. • Many Americans believed that black men lacked courage, intelligence, skill, and patriotism. • Escorted bomber groups.
Rosie the Riveter represented the changing roles of women in WWII • Many men were away at war. • Women filled these jobs. • Symbol that women could successfully fill jobs held by men.
President Truman Decided to Drop the Atomic Bomb because: • Japan was stubborn about surrendering. • High American Casualties.