US Navy in WW II; session i--Why England [and America Slept] outline
The U.S. Navy in World War II
Part I-War in the Atlantic
Session i- Why England [and America] Slept (82 slides)
I. Ending the War to End All Wars (127)
A. Introduction-JFK’s book
B. the League and war weariness
1. the Paris Peace Settlement
C. Scapa Flow
D. Post-war Building Programs
II. The Democracies Disarm (2847)
A. Background to the Washington Naval Conference
B. 5 : 5 : 3
1. the course of the negotiations
2. Japan’s position
C. Other Treaties
1. the Nine-Power Treaty and the Four-Power Pact
D. Results of the Washington Conference
1. other disarmament conferences
E. American Naval Building in the ‘30s
III. The March of Fascist Aggression (48-63)
A. the Collective Security System
B. 18 September 1931
1 Japan creates Manchukuo
C. Germany overturns the “Versailles Diktat”
D. Italy Conquers Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
E. Hitler’s March to War- 1933-38
IV. Final Failure of Collective Security (64-74)
1. what happened
3. the consequences
V. Popular Opinion and Grand Strategy (75-82)
A. “Merchants of Death”
B. Isolationists and Interventionists
C. Neutrality Acts
D. Popular Opinion
E. Mistaken Strategic Thinking
Questions to answer in this session:
• how did the Paris Peace Treaties sow the seeds of WW II? what were the weaknesses
of the League of Nations?
• why were the disarmament conferences unable to secure their goals?
• what was the U.S. naval building program in the ‘30s like? why did we begin to
prepare for war? who began this policy?
• why can WW II be said to have begun on 18 September 1931?
• how did Italy demonstrate the weakness of the League of Nations and the collective
• how did Hitler “go the Japanese and Italy one better”?
• what explains American pacifism and isolationism?