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A key source of American reluctance to confront the rise of Nazism and fascism in Europe during the 1930s was

all of the above-haunting memories of the first world war, widespread indifference to the persecution of european jews, the ethnic allegiances of many americans of italian, german, or irish descent

A major success for Germany and its allies during WWII was

the blitzkreig campaign

which of the following series of events is listed in proper sequence?

german annexation of austria; hitler-stalin non-agression pact; battle of stalingrad; big three conference at yalta

which of the following was not a major thrust of the four freedoms promoted by fdr

the only thing americans have to fear is fear itself

which of the following was not a feature of american involvement in WWII

fdr agreed to a wartime alliance with the soviet union only after stalin promised to rid his country of communism after the war

which of the following was not an effect of wartime mobilization on american society

americans of german descent were herded into internment camps, on the basis that the could not be trusted

which was not a significant difference between the conservative and liberal visions for postwar america?

conservatives regarded capitalism as essential to america's future; liberals regarded socialism as essential to america's future

which of the following gatherings did not play a major role in the planning of the postwar international order?

the munich conference

which was not one of the four freedoms, fdrs shorthand for american purposes in WWII

freedom of liberty

fdr "repudiated the right to intervene militarily in the internal affairs of latin american countries," writes foner. define repudiated

to cast off or disown, to reject with dissaproval

fdr's foreign policy with regard to latin american countries was called

the good neighbor policy

what province of northern china did japan invade in 1931


which was not a goal or action of hitlers

he seized control of the philippines and malaysia

the founder of italian fascism who sent troops to invade and conquer ethiopia was

benito mussolini

with the spread of this on college campuses, thens of thousands of students took part in a strike for peace in 1935


during WWII, the axis powers were

germany italy japan

in december 7 1941 japanese planes attacked the us naval base at pearl harbor. where is pearl harbor


june 6, 1944 the day on which nearly 200000 american, british, and canadian soldier landed in northwestern franc, in normandy, is known as


the mass extinction of undesirable peoples that hitler undertook in 1941, and that we now call the holocaust, he called

the final solution

the branch of the federal government created in 1942 to mobilize public opinion, and that sought to make the conflict a peoples war for freedom as called

the office of war information

the self-confident woman, portrayed as fully capable of doing a man's job in posters and on magazine covers during wwii was called

rosie the riveter

the congressional legislation that extended an array of benefits, including unemployment pay, educational scholarships, etc, beginning in 1944 was called

the serviceman's readjustment act, or GI bill of rights

executive order 9066 led to japanese-american internment during WWII. define internment

the act of confining someone during wartime

the desire for both victory at home against segregation, and victory overseas against the germans and the japanese, came to be called this by african-americans during WWII

the double-v

which of the following was not a contributing factor behind the rise of the cold war

churchill's call for the construction of a great wall between east and west germany

which of the following was not a key provision of the 1947 taft-hartle act

unions cannot discriminate on the basis of race

which of the following was not a dramatic feature of the 1948 presidential election

lively debate between supporters and critics of the korean war

which of the following was not a common target of the anticommunist crusade

laissez-faire conservatism

who was the person who sent the long telegram from moscow in 1946

george f kennan

containment in the context of power WWII international diplomacy by the US referred to

the policy by which the united states committed itself to preventing any further expansion of soviet power

the truman doctrine articulated

asserted that the united states as the leader of the free world must take up responsibility for supporting freedom loving peoples wherever communism threatened them

the june 1947 US policy initiative that envisioned a new deal for europe, and pledged money to finance european recovery

the marshall plan

when the US, Britain, and france introduced a separate currency in their own zones of control in Berlin, the soviet union responded with the

berlin blockade

the first hot war of the cold war took place in


which was not true of the korean war

president truman acknowledged and accepted general macarthurs push toward the chinese boarder and his threat to use nuclear weapons against the chinese

turmans program that focused on improving the social safety net and raising the standard of living of ordinary americans was

the fair deal

who was the US senator from wisconsin who announced that he had a list of communist working for the government

joseph r. mccarthy

Essay 1

Russia agreed to help us fight Japan at the Yalta Conference (Feb. 1945), but they came in after the Hiroshima bomb was dropped, USSR was communist (All members of the economy share both work and benefits, no classes) US was capitalist (Social/cultural rules and political laws define the environment, supply and demand, survival of the fittest), Truman-Doctrine says we'll fight anyone who wants to fight Communism.

Essay 2

They started it: Yalta Conference-Russia said they would come help us fight Japan, but they do so very late, we started it: after we dropped the a-bomb there was a huge arms race

Essay 3

United States was the greatest manufacturing country in the world-we
created a plane every 63 minutes, we had the atomic bomb, failure of german airforce to develop long range heavy bombers on the assumption that Russia would be defeated

Essay 4

We rationed things, were great producers, tested new weapons, rallied support through bonds and propaganda, draft. WWI: we didn't really want to get involved and we didnt have as much technology

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