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  • 1. WORLD WAR II FIGHTING THE GOOD WAR, 1939–1945 Chapter 23
  • 2. CHAPTER TWENTY THREE: WORLD WAR II: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT, 1939-1945
    • The Approaching War
    • On the Home Front
    • On the Front Lines
    • Ending the Pacific War
  • 3. The Approaching War
      • Fascism and Appeasement
      • The Arsenal of Democracy
      • War with Japan
  • 4. The Approaching War
    • Non-Interventionists - Those urging the nation to stay out of overseas conflicts.
    • Interventionists - Those advocating direct engagement in overseas conflicts.
  • 5. Fascism and Appeasement
    • Fascist State - A type of dictatorial regime that arose in Germany, Italy, and Spain that glorified the state over the individual.
    • Neutrality Act - A series of laws from 1935 to 1939 that restricted arms sales, loans, and transport of goods with nations at war.
    • Cash and Carry - A policy that required belligerent nations to pay cash for goods and transport them on their own ships.
  • 6. Fascism and Appeasement
    • Axis - Name for nations fighting the Allies, including Germany, Italy and Japan.
    • Munich Conference - Hoping to avoid war, Britain and France agreed to let Germany occupy the Sudetenland, a German-speaking part of Czechoslovakia.
  • 7. The Arsenal of Democracy
    • Allies - Name for powers fighting Germany, eventually including the United States, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union.
    • Lend-Lease - A 1941 policy that circumvented “cash and carry” by loaning rather than selling arms to Britain.
  • 8. War with Japan
    • Pearl Harbor - A U.S. naval base in Hawaii that the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941.
  • 9. Internment Camps
    • Internment Camps - Camps that held people of Japanese descent under armed guard in isolated areas.
  • 10. Racial Discord
    • Double-Victory Campaign - Civil rights call for victory against both fascism overseas and racial prejudice at home.
    • Zoot-Suiters - Name given to Mexican American youths who wore oversize suits.
  • 11. America’s Response to the Holocaust
    • Holocaust - German-engineered wartime extermination of Jews and other peoples that Germans considered inferior.
  • 12. Dropping the Atomic Bomb
    • Manhattan Project - Secret U.S. wartime project to develop an atomic bomb.