WORLD WAR II Review
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The harsh terms included in the treaties ending World War I have been used to explain the
rise of Nazism in Germany
In 1936, in defiance of the Versailles Treaty, Hitler moved his men into the demilitarized
During the period from 1900 to 1914, European political leaders believed that peace could best be maintained by
systems of alliances
In Europe during the 1930s, several national leaders, in order to preserve peace at any cost, agreed to the demands of an aggressor. This policy is referred to as
The event that started the beginning of World War II was
the German invasion of Poland.
Passage of the Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1937 indicated that the United States desired to
isolate itself from conflicts in Europe and Asia
During the early years of World War II, the Destroyer Deal and the Lend-Lease Act were efforts by the United States to
help the Allies without formally declaring war
Which event brought the United States directly into World War II?
he bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan
Between World War I and World War II, most Americans believed that the United States should follow a foreign policy that emphasized
neutrality and isolation
An immediate effect of the Lend-Lease program was that
the United States provided aid to Great Britain and the Soviet Union
a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
"Island hopping" was
the Allied strategy used to defeat Japan in World War II
On "D-Day" the Allies
invaded Normandy, France
During World War II, posters of Rosie the Riveter were used to
recruit women into wartime industries
During World War II, many women experienced a change in role in that they
worked in jobs formerly held by men
An economic impact of United States entry into
World War II was that the United States
sped up its recovery from the Great Depression
Which federal policy was enacted during World War II and justified as a wartime necessity?
internment of Japanese Americans
The World War II experience of Japanese-American citizens is evidence that
individual liberties maybe threatened by the need for national security
Which situation was a direct result of the Holocaust and other atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II?
war crimes trials in Nuremberg
During World War II, which event occurred last?
United States bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
A reason that President Harry Truman decided to
use atomic weapons against Japan was to
end the war while limiting the loss of American lives
Atomic bombs were dropped during World War II on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The United Nations was created primarily to
provide a means of solving international problems
Which principle was established by the Nuremberg Trials after World War II?
Individuals can be punished for their part in state-sponsored crimesI
The main purpose for the formation of both the League of Nations and the United Nations was to
maintain world peace
In 1945, 50 nations established an organization of nations to discuss problems and avoid war
The lend-lease Act
lent the Allies supplies to be paid for after the war.
The chief American army generals in the European theater of World War II were
Generals Patton and Eisenhower.
One similarity between the Truman Doctrine and the eisenhower Doctrine is that both were designed to
limit the spread of communism
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