5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- The Battle of the Bulge
- Erwin Rommel
- Omaha Beach
- Operation Overlord
- Harry S. Truman
- a American landing site in France on D-Day; an extremely difficult battle to take the beat
- b The December 1944 German offensive that marked hitler's last chance to stop the allied advance, AKA Battle of the Ardennes started on December 16, 1944. planned by the Germans was to split the British and American Allied line in half, capturing Antwerp and then proceeding to encircle and destroy four Allied armies, forcing the Western Allies to negotiate a peace treaty in the Axis's favor. The "bulge" refers to the salient the Germans initially put into the Allies' line of advance. the most bloody of the comparatively few European battles American forces experienced in WWII, the 19,000 American dead
- c German field marshall "Desert Fox"-May 1942; German and Italian armies were led by him and attacked British occupied Egypt and the Suez Canal for the second time; were defeated at the Battle of El Alamein; was moved to France to oversee the defenses before D-Day; tried to assassinate Hitler.,
- d Succeeded FDR upon his death. Led the country through the last few months of World War II, and made the controversial decision to use two atomic bombs against Japan in August 1945. After the war, he was crucial in the implementation of the Marshall Plan, which greatly accelerated Western Europe's economic recovery. Created the CIA
- e the code name for the Allied invasion of Europe at Normandy on June 6, 1944; also known as D-Day
5 Multiple choice questions
- second time the United States was on the offensive (the Battle of Guadalcanal had been the first); and the first offensive in the critical central Pacific region; also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing
- leader of the Allied forces in Europe during WW2--leader of troops in Africa and commander in DDay invasion-elected president-president during integration of Little Rock Central High School when Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, Republican; Domino Theory established, Cold War deepened, sent US military advisors to Vietnam; and created the Interstate Highway System (for purposes of national defense)
- the name of the American B-29 bomber, piloted by Col. Paul Tibbets, Jr., that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945.
- (1882-1945) Thirty-second president of the United States; he was elected president four times. He led the United States during the major crises of the Great Depression and declared war on Japan in World War II.
- Bolshevik revolutionary, head of the Soviet Communists after Lenin, and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. He led the Soviet Union with an iron fist, using Five-Year Plans to increase industrial production and terror to crush opposition
5 True/False questions
Militarism → A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war
The Lend-Lease Program → Under the Lend-Lease Program, President Roosevelt authorized the sale of surplus military equipment to the Allies. The Lend-Lease Program was used primarily to help Great Britain and the Soviet Union resists Nazi Germany.
Iwo Jima → ..., a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
The Maginot Line → a constructed line of defense created by France against the French-German frontier.
Nationalism → A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country