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Japanese Internment

Japanese-Americans who were considered a threat to be traitors, sent off (by law) to camps


Japanese internment camps in California

Manhattan Project

code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 by Roosevelt to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II.

Albert Einstein

under the OSRD & created penecillin, the miracle drug , ddt, & pesticides.

Robert Oppenheimer

United States physicist who directed the project at Los Alamos, Mexico that developed the first atomic bomb.


Office of Scientific Research and Development; made improvements in sonar and radar, along with pesticides and penicillin. Worked on the Manhattan Project.

Navajo Code Talkers

Native Americans from the Navajo tribe that used their own language to make a code for the U.S. military that the Japanese could not understand due to the rapid speaking.


Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. Women volunteering for the army would not be given the same rank, pay, or benefits as men who were doing the same thing as them.

Oveta Culp Hobby

Director of the Women's Army Corps during World War II; she held the rank of colonel and later became the second woman cabinet member, serving as secretary of health, education, and welfare.


distributing goods to consumers in a fixed amount

Japanese Aggression

Japan took over Churlia & then attacked china and was called raped of manjin; US set up an embargo

Pearl Harbor

United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II.

Dec 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor was Attacked


systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

Battle of Stalingrad

Soviet and German armies fought over the the rich oil field. Soviets came out victorious.

Operation Torch

Allied invasion of North Africa; September 1942-1943

General Eisenhower

American general who commanded operation torch

General Erwin Rommel

legendary desert fox; led the Afrika Korps.

Bloody Anzio

1944. allied attack on Sicily, launched attack from northern Africa, aided by 50,000 Italian peasants, Hitler is the only enemy left to defeat in Europe.


June 6 1944, Normandy, France, Allied invasion of Western Europe; Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.

Omaha and utah

US attack these places

Sword, Juno, Gold Beaches

Britain and Canada attack these shores

June 6, 1944

Date of the allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy

Operation Overlord

the code name for the Allied invasion of Europe at Normandy on June 6, 1944; also known as D-Day

Atlantic wall

concrete fortification used as a barrier to protect Germans

Hedge Hog

prevent vehicles from coming ashore


soldiers came off these pick-up truck boats


the first city the allies took from Hitler; city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders, Capital of Charlemagned's empire, a city in present day Germany

Battle of Bulge

WWII battle in which German forces launched a final counterattack in the west

V-E day

May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day when the Germans surrendered

May 8, 1945

Germans surrendered

Yalta Conference

FDR, Churchill and Stalin met. Russia agreed to declare war on Japan after the surrender of Germany and in return FDR and Churchill promised the USSR concession in Manchuria and the territories that it had lost in the Russo-Japanese War


paratroops were scattered and the Germans couldn't react quick


Japanese spy at Pearl Harbor

hideki tojo

Prime minister of Japan during World War II

2 waves

primary and secondary

USS Arizona

sank in 9 minutes with 1177 crew aboard; stands as the memorial to Pearl Harbor

pearl harbor movie

Attack ordered by Hideki Tojo to destroy the American fleet. Did much damage, but did not destroy the fleet. America then declared war on Japan


Master race

star of david

symbol of the Jewish religion


Night of Broken Glass, Nov 9 1938 night when the Nazis killed or injured many jews & destroyed many jewish property


where the Jewish people were forced to live

concentration camp

a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions

extermination camp

a camp where prisoners were sent to be executed


multi-ethnic military force of the 3rd reich


one of the most brutal concentration camps in which the Jews were severely persecuted by the Nazi Party


largest camp


first camp liberated by the soviets



boy in the stripped pajamas

little boy becomes friends with a Jew in a concentration camp

general omar bradley

US general; led breakout from beaches into occupied France after D-Day


city around which the battle of the bulge was fought

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