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Chapter 14 US History

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Cost-Plus
A government contract to pay a manufacturer the cost to produce an item plus a guarantee percentage.
Disenfranchised
To deprive the right to vote.
Periphery
The outer boundary of something.
Convoy System
A group that travels with something, such as a ship to protect it.
Sunbelt
A new industrial region in southern California and the Deep South Developing during World War ll.
Zoot Suit
Men's clothing of extreme cut typically consisting of a thigh-length jacket with wide padded shoulders and peg pants with narrow cuffs.
Victory Suit
A men's suit with no vest, no cuffs, a short jacket, and narrow laples worn during World War ll in order to save fabric for the war effort.
Rationing
Limiting the purchase of.
Victory Garden
Gardens planted by American citizens during war to raise vegetable for home use, leaving more for the troops.
Amphtrac
An amphibious tractor used to move troops from ship to shore.
Kamikaze
During World War ll, a Japanese suicide pilot whose mission was to crash into his target.
Hedgerow
Row of shrubs or trees surrounding a field often on a dirt wall.
Napalm
A jellied gasoline used for bombs.
Charter
A constitution.
Rosie the Riveter
Was a symbol in the campaign to hire women worker in factories during the war
V-J Day
The day the Japanese ordered its government to surrender
Manhattan Project
The secret American project to build an atomic bomb
Combat
During WWII the army enlisted women for the 1st time but they were barred from this
Philipines
The Bataan Death march occurred here
George Pattan
Liberated the allied forces at the Battle of the Bulge
Chester Nimitz
Commander of the U.S navy in the Pacific
Douglas MacArthur
Announced to the people of the Philippines, "I have returned."
Dwight Eisenhower
Commanded the invasion of Sicily
Kamikaze
Japanese suicide pilots
V-E Day
Name given of the day after the unconditional surrender of Germany
D-Day
Name given for the invasion of Nazi occupied France by the allied forces
Sullivans
The 5 brothers that were killed on the USS Juneau
Battle of Midway
The turning point in the war that stopped the Japanese advance in the Pacific
Tuskege Airmen
African-American unit, the 99th pursuit squadron, that played an important part in the battle of Anizio
Bataan Death March
78,000 prisoners of the war were forced to walk 65 miles to a Japanese prison camp