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World War II. Franklin D. Roosevelt. U.S. President. President for most of WWII U.S. representative at the Yalta Conference. Adolf Hitler. Germany Chancellor. Dictator of Germany Known for his attempt to exterminate Jews from Europe. Emperor Hirohito. Japan Emperor.

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franklin d roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • U.S.
  • President
  • President for most of WWII
  • U.S. representative at the Yalta Conference
adolf hitler
Adolf Hitler
  • Germany
  • Chancellor
  • Dictator of Germany
  • Known for his attempt to exterminate Jews from Europe
emperor hirohito
Emperor Hirohito
  • Japan
  • Emperor
  • Japan’s god-like leader
  • More of a figurehead
tojo hideki
Tojo Hideki
  • Japan
  • President
  • Ran the show for Japan
benito mussolini
Benito Mussolini
  • Italy
  • Dictator
  • Established fascism in Italy
winston churchill
Winston Churchill
  • England
  • Prime Minister
  • U.S.’s biggest ally
  • Met with FDR in Canada for the Atlantic Charter
  • Also at Yalta & Potsdam Conferences
joseph stalin
Joseph Stalin
  • Soviet Union
  • Prime Minister
  • Leader of the Soviet Union during WWII & beginning of the Cold War
  • Took part in Yalta & Potsdam Conferences
harry truman
Harry Truman
  • U.S.
  • President
  • President for the end of WWII
  • Decided to drop atomic bomb on Japan
  • Represented U.S. at Potsdam Conference
dwight d eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • U.S.
  • Supreme Allied General
  • Supreme Allied Commander of Europe
  • In charge of D-Day operation
douglas macarthur
Douglas MacArthur
  • U.S.
  • Pacific General
  • U.S. commander in the Pacific
charles de gualle
Charles de Gualle
  • France
  • Exiled leader
  • Ran “French” gov’t from exile in England
chiang kai shek
Chiang Kai-Shek
  • China
  • President
  • U.S. backed leader of the

Nationalist Party

francisco franco
Francisco Franco
  • Spain
  • Dictator
  • Set up a totalitarian state in Spain
fascism
Fascism
  • A political philosophy that advocates a strong, centralized, nationalistic gov’t headed by a powerful dictator
nazism
Nazism
  • Political philosophy based on extreme nationalism, racism, and militaristic expansionism
appeasment
Appeasment
  • Giving in to aggressor demands to keep peace
neutrality acts of 1935 1937
Neutrality Acts of 1935 & 1937
  • U.S. would stay totally neutral in European conflicts
  • Whose advice? _____________________

George Washington

lend lease program
Lend – Lease Program
  • U.S. would lend moneyand weaponsto British & Soviets; who would returnthem or replacethem after the war.
  • “You break it, you buy it!”
atlantic charter
Atlantic Charter
  • FDR meets with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Canada to discuss plans if the U.S. enters the war
draft
Draft
  • First peacetime draft in U.S. for men 21 – 45 years old
wwii casualties @ pearl harbor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv1niwxQgoY

WWII Casualties @ Pearl Harbor
  • The following is a list of how many people were killed on Dec. 7, 1941 as a result of the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor.
    • US Navy 2,008 KIA
    • USMC  109 KIA
    • US Army  218 KIA
    • Civilians  68

Total 2,403

110 minutes 7 55am 9 45am
110 minutes ~ 7:55am -9:45am
  • Close to 2/3 of those who died occurred in the first 15 minutes of the battle when the Oklahoma, Utah and the Arizona were bombed.
  • Japanese Casualties:
    • 64 dead
    • 1178 wounded
military strength
Military Strength
  • GI – Government Issue
  • 3 months
  • 3 months
women in wwii
Women in WWII
  • 20 – 49 years old
  • 2 years of high school
  • Non-combative units
  • 2 million replaced men in

factories

  • Got 60% less pay
blacks in wwii
Blacks in WWII
  • One million entered; 500,000 served overseas
  • Were segregated
  • Over a million blacks, Indians, & Mexican – Americans entered the workforce
  • Even more blacks moved north to cities
japanese americans in wwii
Japanese Americans in WWII
  • Called the Nesei (ne – say)
  • Also were segregated
  • Received more decorations than other minority combat units
victory in europe
Victory in Europe

D-Day

  • Allied invasion of Europe
  • Allies land on beaches of Normandy, France
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower was the supreme Allied Commander

VE-Day

  • Victory in Europe Day (May 8, 1945)
victory in pacific
Victory in Pacific

Island – hopping

  • U.S. military tactic of liberating one island at a time in the Pacific

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

  • Commander of U.S. fleet in the Pacific
  • Liberated the Philippines
atomic bomb
ATOMIC BOMB

http://www.carloslabs.com/node/16

wwii injustices
WWII Injustices

Korematsu v. United States

  • Because Japanese – Americans were seen as a threatto the war and national security, their constitutional rights couldbe taken away.
  • They were rounded up from the west coast and sent inland to be guarded by the military in internment camps
nuremberg trials
Nuremberg Trials
  • Convicted Nazi war criminals(Holocaust)
  • Officials(head honchos) could be held accountable for you actions
yalta conference feb 1945
Yalta Conference (Feb. 1945)
  • Participants (FDR, Churchill & Stalin)
3 plans for a united nations
3. Plans for a United Nations
  • International peace-keeping organization set up after World War II
potsdam conference july 1945
Potsdam Conference (July 1945)

Participants

  • Truman, Churchill, and Stalin
terms of conference
Terms of Conference
  • German’s war reparations based on how much they could afford
  • Soviet – U.S. spheres of influence around the world
  • Discussion over the atomic bomb