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WWII Study Guide

Know the following people: Doolittle led raid on Tokyo and all ships were lost. Boosted moral. MacArthur general in the pacific. , Eisenhower general in Europe, D-day invasion, Neville Chamberlain British Prime Minister before Churchill, appeasement policies, Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of GB during war, big three Tojo, Main general and prime minister of Japan, main guy Hirohito, emperor of Japan during war, mainly a figure head Yamamoto Main admiral of the Jap fleet.

Know the Nye Committee Report. What was its findings. A report that investigated the financial interests that underlay US involvement in WWI. Found that munitions manufacturers pushed for the war for the own economic gain.

Describe the Good Neighbor Policy Under FDR, the policy that if the US did not interfere in Latin America, relations would be improved and new trade opportunities would open up.

What was the effect of the war on Labor Unions? Unions made new gains and embraced patriotism. The NWLB was set up to organize labor.

What progressive law was passed to encourage women to work and aid the war effort? WACS, WAVES, WASP

Know the Neutrality Acts, by date and what they did. 35’- embargo on arms trading with countries at war and US citizens traveled on other nations ships at their own risk. 36’- banned loans to belligerents. 37’- “cash-and-carry”

What is the America First Committee? A committee created to keep America out of war and look out for its interests.

What did Roosevelt say about Pearl Harbor? Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy

Know the following: The Atlantic Charter Roosevelt met with Churchill to lay the foundation for the western cause and they agreed on economic collaboration, free trade, self-determination, and security. The Yalta Conference The big three met and agreed on portioning Germany, self-determination, and UN. The Munich Pact appeasement, allies agreed to let Germany keep Czech land. Mein Kampf Hitlers book...
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