Welcome. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute April 5, 2011 U.S. History Mr. Green. Agenda/Topics To Be Covered. The students will identify key turning points in the war in the Pacific by creating a time line of events in the Pacific theater Announcement: Chapter 17 Test Friday April 9
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
April 5, 2011
The students will identify key turning points in the war in the Pacific by creating a time line of events in the Pacific theater
Announcement: Chapter 17 Test Friday April 9
Review: Identify the military leaders of Japan and explain the significance of December 7, 1941. Explain the significance of today’s date
Drill: Read “Difficult Decisions” on page :
1. List the ma592 and answer the questions at the end of the selection.
Japan sent feelers to Moscow to negotiate a peace
The goal was unconditional surrender, not a negotiation
Germany began research on such a weapon as well as Japan
U.S. research led by J. Robert Oppenheimer and English and European refugees
Germany fell first and the U.S. bomb was not ready
August 6, 1945-Hiroshima
70,000 died instantly
110,000 shortly after
August 8, 1945-Russia entered war against Japan in Korea and Manchuria
August 9, 1945-Nagasaki
August 10, 1945 Japan sued for peace
kept Emperor Hirohito on the throne
September 2, 1945 is V-J Day
create United Nations
Russia would enter the war against Japan
free elections in Eastern Europe and Poland
Security Council-5 permanent members
U.S., China, U.S.S.R., Britain, and France
Germany divided into 4 zones occupied by each of the 4 powers along with Berlin
Nazi leaders on trial-22 total in first round
12 were executed
200 or more jailed
Occupation of Japan
Douglas MacArthur in charge
7 top officials executed, including Tojo
6 year occupation
Create a timeline of the major battles you selected in your drill, then describe the significance of each military action in the Pacific during World War II.
Why did the Japanese government refuse to surrender when the United States issued a warning prior to the use of the atomic bomb?
Finish War Chart with students.
1. Read Chapter 17 Section 4.
2. Prepare for test on Friday.