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  1. 1. World War II<br />1939 - 1945<br />Student S<br />U.S. History Online<br />
  2. 2. Who was involved?<br />Allied power:<br /> Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, China, and other allies <br />Together they defeated the Axis powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan.<br />
  3. 3. What started it?<br />Germans attack on Poland- 1939<br />U.S. became involved when Japan invaded Pearl Harbor- 1941<br />Majority of countries involved by early 1942<br />Most vicious war in history<br />The great depression<br />
  4. 4. FOR or AGAINST?<br />Isolationist were against conflict and wanted to stay out of the war.<br />Interventionists wanted the U.S. to aid the allies in dire need of help. <br />
  5. 5. Time for CHANGE in the U.S.<br />Civilian factories quickly converted to making military products<br />Companies such as vacuum cleaner firms stopped business and started making war weapons<br />Women moved from homemakers to outside working women<br />Rationing of consumer goods<br />Boosted the economy<br />
  6. 6. Truman Doctrine<br />“To support free people who are resisting attempted subjugated by armed minorities of by outside pressures.”<br /> - Truman<br />
  7. 7. Marshall Plan<br />Joint economic recovery<br />Between the U.S. and Western European allies<br />
  8. 8. United Nations<br />Peace organization<br />Formed to keep peace between the nations<br />
  9. 9. Holocaust<br />1941 – 1945<br />Lead by Hitler and his men<br />Goal on an industrial scale: Kill as many people as possible<br />Concentration camps <br />Mass executions<br />They believed their should be one religion and if you weren’t part of that religion they killed you. <br />Jews were the first to die<br />Succeeded in killing around 6 million innocent people<br />
  10. 10. Atomic Bomb<br />Italian scientist Enrico Fermi successfully split the first atom<br />Robert J. Oppenheimer built the first atomic bomb<br />First dropped in Alamogordo, NM part of the Manhattan Project<br />Used to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in hopes to scare Japan into surrender<br />
  11. 11. Merchant Ships<br />Easy/quick way of transferring military supplies in bulk<br />Easy access to naval ships<br />
  12. 12. MAJOR Battles<br />Battle of Britain- First one of WWII<br />Normandy- Dwight D. Eisenhower commander and chief, biggest battle known to happen in the sea<br />the Bulge- last major attack on the W. front by the Germans.<br />
  13. 13. The Surrender of Japan<br />1945<br />Japan accepted terms of allies<br />Took place on naval battleship 2 weeks after agreement with allies<br />
  14. 14. Aftermath<br />Ended depression<br />Advancements in scientific inventions and discoveries<br />Halt to communism<br />Took many lives<br />U.S. end conflict with Germany<br />
  15. 15. Death Toll<br />
  16. 16. Test Your Knowledge!<br />What started WWII?<br />Who were the axis powers?<br />What were isolationist?<br />What had to be rationed during WWII?<br />What was the United Nations?<br />Approximately how many died from the holocaust?<br />Who split the first atom?<br />Why were merchant ships important to WWII?<br />What was one good outcome of WWII?<br />How many U.S. civilians died during WWII?<br />
  17. 17. Bibliography<br />U.S. History online text.<br />http://www.answers.com/topic/world-war-ii<br />http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1661.html<br />http://www.angelfire.com/ct/ww2europe/stats.html<br />
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