World War II Begins. Lesson 4. Sherry Woods, Caywood Elementary School Lexington, TN . Worldwide Depression. Countries short of supplies Still trying to recover from World War I Economic hardtimes worldwide. The Rise of Dictators.
Caywood Elementary School Lexington, TN
December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands.
Dropped bombs on American ships at the Pearl Harbor naval base.
In less than two hours, Japan had destroyed most of the U.S. Pacific fleet.
More than 2,000 sailors and 68 civilians were killed.