> What was the response of the US to the worldwide rise of nationalism and totalitarianism in the 1930's. How did FDR prepare the US for war?
> Identify three or more ways in which WWII influenced the day-to-day opportunities for women and minorities.
> Discuss the causes and consequences of the Japanese internment program.
> Differentiate between the strategies used in the European and Pacific theaters of the war. Include mention of Midway, Iwo Jima, the Invasion of Normandy and Battle of the Bulge.
> What factors lead to the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan? What have been the long-term consequences of that decision.
> Evaluate the cataclysmic effects of Hitler's "Final Solution" and the extent ot which they have impacted the present day concern with human rights.
> Who sucessful were diplomatic efforts in ending the war and in establish the terms of peace?
|Unit 7: World War II
lecture 7.1: Causes of WWII
16.1 Dictators Threaten World Peace: #1- 3
The United States remains isolated from world affairs as economic and political factors lead to the rise of nationalist leaders in the Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy.
16.2 War in Europe: #1 only
A series of bold moves by Adolf Hitler - and weak counter moves by other leaders - triggers World War II in Europe.
16.3 The Holocaust: #1- 2
Hitler's plans for conquering the world include the kiling of Jews and other ethnic groups, which is carried out with frightning determination and success.
16.4 America Moves Towards War: #1- 2
The United States provides aid to nations resisting Hitler and enters World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
17.1 Mobilization on the Home Front: #1 - 4
The US enters the war and mobilizes its citizens and resources to give its allies unprecedented military and industrial support.
17.2 The War for Europe and North Africa #1 only
The US, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union coooperated in the fight to defeat Germany and its allies
17.3 The War in the Pacific #1-2
America wages an aggressive military campaign against Japan in the Pacific islands and finally ends the war.
17.4 The Impact of the War #1-2, 4
Americans begin to adjust to new economic opportunities and continuing social problems after World War I