World War 2

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    Interwar forgien policy

    America's Interwar foreign policy reflected isolationism.
  • The servicemans readjustment act

    The servicemans readjustment act
    The serviceman readjustment ac aka the Gi Bill of rights was a government program issued in 1944 which provided education, job training, medical care and pensions and mortgage laws for men and women who served in the military.
  • Cash and Carry

    Cash and Carry
    During this time period, the American public reminds strongly isolationist but when Franklin.D Roosevelt came into power he gave aid to Britain's military while limiting involvement through the cash-and-carry policy. The cash and carry policy passed in 1937 allowed congress to pass a looser neutrality act that allowed any belligerent in the war to purchase armaments from the U.S. as long as it was paid in cash and transported by their own means.
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    America was in an economic depression during this time period. The New deal was president Roosevelt's solution to the current economic crisis, which included massive federal spending. Naturally as American industries were leveraged up for mobilization government spending increased GDP by 15%, which pulled America out of the Great Depression. Private industries were commandeered for wartime production. Thanks to the new economic opportunities produced by this action the economy rose.
  • Holocaust

    Our Motivation to enter into the war was seen as a fight for the survival of democracy and freedom against fascist Toalateterism.After the U.S. entered the war the united states discovered German Concentration Camps where Jews were held and forced into labor, killed, and tortured among other atrocities. Over 6 million Jews where killed. The brutality of the Holocaust reviled to Americans in 1942 served as a justification to Americans that their involvement in the war was just and right.
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    American entry in the war and what that meant for the homefront.
  • Lend-Lease act

    Lend-Lease act
    Starting in the 1930's America started to become isolationist and fear of fascism was rising in America. America slowly began giving limited aid in the war as seen in the " cash and carry policy". In 1941 Roosevelt persuaded congress to pass the lend-leas act which allowed the president to lend,lease, or dispose of arms equipment to any nation deemed necessary to the united states' security.
  • pearl habor

    pearl habor
    On the morning of December 7th, 1941 Japanes plans flew over pearl harbor naval base in Hawaii. Over 2400 Americans died in the attack. Following this event, F.D.R asked congress for a declaration of war which was granted. In retaliation, Hitler declared war on America thus leading to America involment in the war.
  • Island Hopping Campainge

    Island Hopping Campainge
    After the allied victory in the battle of Midway, the U.S. allied forces engaged in an island-hopping campaign. This bypassed the fortified Japanese-occupied islands in favor or smaller less strategic islands, this strategy effectively cut off Japanes supply line. This strategy was proven to be effective.
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    Military causes and effects of the victory of the United States and its allies over the Axis Powers.
  • Executive order 9066

    Executive order 9066
    During this period, After the events of pearl harbor, a hatred toward Japanese Amaricansarised among the American public, and they were suspected to be spies. In fear FDR Executive order 9066 allowed the government to relocate over 100,000 Japanese Americans to concentration/interment camps scattered through the western states. This not only applied to Japanese immigrants but Japanese American children who were born on American soil.
  • Rosie the Riverter

    Rosie the Riverter
    After the great depression as men were being deployed into the War, the government started putting out propaganda to get women into the working industry. The government produced posters like the famous Rosie The Riviter which symbolized women as strong and necessary for the war effort. This created economic opportunities for women.
  • D-Day

    At this stage in the war, the germans had conquered and occupied France and the germans had established a subservient government to their will. In retaliation On June 6th 1944, The D-day invasion began and it was the largest invasion in history. Over 200,000 allied troops landed that day in the following weeks more than a million followed. A month later the allies were able to push back the germans but suffered immense casualties and succeed in liberating France.
  • Manhatten Project

    Manhatten Project
    The U.S. and its collaborators had already developed and tested nuclear bongs under a secretive experiment known as the Manhatten project. One atomic bomb had the destructive power of 15 kilotons of dynamite. On August 6th 1945, the Unites states dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, and three days later dropped another one on Nagasaki. It was devastation the death toll was 140,000. On September 2 1945 officially surrendered in what became known as V-J Day.