5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Operation Overlord
- V-E- day
- How did Japanese government change?
- Why did we drop the atomic bomb?
- a city of 27,000 people. Three days after the US dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, the US dropped the bomb of this this city. Radiation fallout from the two explosions killed many more
- b code name for the invasion of Normany which was the largest land and sea attack in history. Began on June 6, 1944
- c May 9th. V & E day=Victory in Europe Day. The surrender was officially signed, and the US & Allied powers celebrated. ( On May 7th, 1945, General Eisenhower accepted the undconditional surrender of the Third Reich from the German military. President Roosevelt did not live to witness the long-awaited victor, He died suddenly on April 12th.
- d it would bring war to a quick end
- e .A long Japanese tradition had viewed the emperor as divine. The emperor now had to declare that he was not divine. THat admission was as shocking to the Japanese as defeat. His power was dramatically reduced. The emperor became largely a figurehead--a symbol of Japan. The new constitution guarantedd that real political power in Japan rested with the people. The people elected a two-house parliament, called the Diet. All citizens over age 20, including women, could vote. The govt. was led by a prime minister chosen by a majoirty of the Diet. A constitutional bill of rights protected basic freedoms. Article 9 of the constitution stated that they could no longer make war, but could only fight if attacked
5 Multiple choice questions
- people on homefronts rallied to support them. In the Soviet Union and Great Britain, civilians endured extreme hardships. Except for a few of it's territores, such as Hawaii, the US didn't suffer invasion or bombing. American's made a crucial contribution to the Allied war effort by producing the weapons and equipment that would help win the war.
- Japanese suicide pilots. They would sink Allied ships by crash-diving their bomb-filled planes into them
- american general who led the Operation Torch
- trials against the people who were in charge of the holocause
- Although the war in Europe was over, the Allies were still fighting the Japenese in the Pacific. In October, Allied forces landed on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Japanese made a plan to destroy the American fleet, thus preventing the Allies from resupplying their ground troops. On October 23, the Japanese lost almost the entire Japanese fleet, eliminating its fighting force in the war.
5 True/False questions
D-Day → at dawn that day, British, American, French & Canadian troops fought their way onto a 60-mile stretch of beach in Normandy. The Germans had dug in with machine guns, rocket launchers, and cannons. They sheltered behind concrete walls. The Allies took heavy casualties. 2,700 American men died that day. The Allies held the beachheads. On July 25, the Allies punched a hole in the German defenses and The US third army led by General George Patton, broke out. A month later, the Allies march triumphantly into Paris
Battle of the Buldge → December 16. Battle of the Bulge. German tanks broke through weak American defenses along a 75-mile front in the Ardennes. The push into Allied lines gave the campaign its name. Although caught off guard, the Allies eventually pushed the German's back and the Germans had no choice but to retreat, eading to the rapid end of the war.
Look at the Chart on Page 949 → the Germans advanced to an Egyptian village called El Alamein. They were dug in so well that British forces could not go around them and needed to dislodge them with a massive frontal attack. began night of October 23rd. Ended November 4th. About one thousand British guns took axis soldiers by surprise and eventually beat them
Battle of Stalingrad → Although the war in Europe was over, the Allies were still fighting the Japenese in the Pacific. In October, Allied forces landed on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Japanese made a plan to destroy the American fleet, thus preventing the Allies from resupplying their ground troops. On October 23, the Japanese lost almost the entire Japanese fleet, eliminating its fighting force in the war.
Iwo Juma → Japanese city of about 3,500,000 people. US dropped an atomic bomb here and killed between 70,000 and 80,000 people