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17 – 3 . The War in the Pacific. The War in the Pacific. How extensive were the Japanese conquests? What American actions surprised the Japanese? What was the importance of the Battle of Midway? What strategy did the United States adopt in fighting Japan?. The Allies Go on the Offensive.

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17 – 3

The War in the Pacific

the war in the pacific
The War in the Pacific
  • How extensive were the Japanese conquests?
  • What American actions surprised the Japanese?
  • What was the importance of the Battle of Midway?
  • What strategy did the United States adopt in fighting Japan?
the allies go on the offensive
The Allies Go on the Offensive
  • What were kamikazes?
  • Why did the Japanese fight so hard on Iwo Jima?
  • Why did the Allies believe Okinawa was a foretaste of an invasion of Japan?
the atomic bomb ends the war
The Atomic Bomb Ends the War
  • What was the Manhattan Project?
  • How did scientists view using the atomic bomb?
  • When was the atomic bomb used?
rebuilding begins
Rebuilding Begins
  • What plans for peacekeeping did the United States make near the end of the war?
  • What did the United States do with the surviving leaders of Germany and Japan?
  • What happened to Japan after the war ended?
terms and names
Terms and Names
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki
  • Nuremberg trials
honors paragraph
Honors Paragraph
  • Developing Historical Perspective
    • At the trials, many Nazis defended themselves by saying they were only following orders. What does this rationale tell you about the German military? Why was it important to negate/reject this justification?