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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

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welcome

Welcome

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

April 5, 2011

U.S. History

Mr. Green

agenda topics to be covered
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

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.

the decision
The Decision

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

rebuilding begins
Rebuilding Begins

Yalta-February 1945

create United Nations

Russia would enter the war against Japan

free elections in Eastern Europe and Poland

United Nations

Security Council-5 permanent members

U.S., China, U.S.S.R., Britain, and France

Potsdam-July 1945

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Nuremberg War Trials

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

MacArthur Constitution

guided practice
Guided Practice

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.

  • Coral Sea
  • Guadalcanal
  • Midway
  • Iwo Jima
  • Okinawa
wrap up
Wrap-Up

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.

homework
Homework

1. Read Chapter 17 Section 4.

2. Prepare for test on Friday.