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Pearl HarborWhat is it? The Japanese surprise attack on Hawaii.How does it relate to World War II? It was December 7, 1941 before the United States had entered World War II.Why is it important? The Japanese thought the US in Hawaii was a threat to their empire. This attack brought the United States into declaring war on Japan.
Rome-Berlin Axis Mussolini saw Hitler’s growing strength and thought it best to join forces. This is where the potential for world war increased dramatically.
Battle of Midway Island1942US surpriseattack onJapanesefleetSuccess!
Executive Order 9066 Order from President Roosevelt to round up Japanese-Americans In 1942Japanese They were held prisoner inInternment camps in the United States until the end of the war.
kamikazesJapanese suicide pilotsThey crashed theirplanes into Allied ships.Kamikaze means “divinewind”
Bataan Death MarchJapan consideredsurrenderdishonorable.Allied soldiers whosurrendered wereabused. In 1942, 70,000 prisoners were forced to march for 50 miles. Only 54,000 survived.
Doolittle raid on JapanColonel Doolittle sentUS bombers to attackTokyo in 1942.It proved that Japancould be attacked ontheir own soil.
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This battle wasnew for naval Battle of the Coral Seawarfare - It wasall fought fromthe air. This battle stopped Japan’s southward advance.
Guadalcanal1943US was islandhoppingtoward Japan This island took six months to capture and thousands of lives.
Los Alamos, New Mexico1945Physicists from around the world havebeen hired by the US government todevelop an atomic bomb.
HiroshimaAugust 6, 1945 The atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Japan surrendered.