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- Omaha Beach
- The Treaty of Versailles
- USS Missouri
- Erwin Rommel
- a 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.,
- b the Japanese emperor formally surrendered on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
- c A city in northern France on the North Sea where in World War II (1940) 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk in a desperate retreat under enemy fire.
- d American landing site in France on D-Day; an extremely difficult battle to take the beat
- e Refused to allow either defeated German or Communist Russia to participate in peace conference negotiations, forced Germany to sign a war-guilt clause that was used to justify imposing large war reparations payments; changed map of Europe, created league of nations, left legacy of bitterness. Jan 10,1920
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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)
- Japanese suicide pilots who loaded their planes with explosives and crashed them into American ships.
- Hitler's invasion of Poland: Often blamed on the Versailles Treaty and how Germany was essentially the main power of the time to be "fined" for the start of WW1, which in turn lead to tensions that boiled until the outbreak of WW2...
- Date of attack on Pearl Harbor
- A policy of making concessions to an aggressor in the hopes of avoiding war. Associated with Neville Chamberlain's policy of making concessions to Adolf Hitler.
5 True/False Questions
Iwo Jima → City in Japan, the first to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. The bombing hastened the end of World War II. (p. 797)
El Alamein → 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.
The Munich Conference → FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met at Yalta, on the Black Sea, in Feb. 1945 to plan the future of Europe after WWII. Their decisions shaped Europe for the remainder of the 20th century.
Fascism → 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
The Manhattan Project → a constructed line of defense created by France against the French-German frontier.