Complete control over citizens, individuals have no rights, government suppresses all opposition.
Book written by Adolf Hitler outlining his ideas about Nazism that became the plan of action for the Nazi Party.
The doctrines of nationalism, racial purity, anti-Communism, and the all-powerful role of the State. The National Socialist German Workers Party, otherwise known as the Nazi Party. Nazism was advocated by Adolf Hitler in Germany.
No American could legally sail on a belligerent ship, or sell or transport munitions to a belligerent nation, or make loans to a belligerent. This displayed that America was not willing to go to war and desired to remain neutral and isolationist.
Britain's new prime minister during WWII who pleaded for US aid and who viewed the signing of the Munich Agreement as appeasement.
Satisfying the demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability.
Agreement between Germany and Russia not to fight each other. Led to the invasion of Poland.
in World War II, the nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan, which had formed an alliance in 1936.
Selective Training and service Act
First peacetime military draft, 16 million men (21-35) were registered, 1 million drafted for one year- only to serve in the western hemishpere.
Lend Lease Act
Approve by Congress in March 1941; The act allowed America to sell, lend or lease arms or other supplies to nations considered "vital to the defense of the United States."
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
WAAC: May 15, 1942 women volunteers could serve in noncombatant positions; nurses, ambulance drivers, radio operators, electricians
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
War Production Board
government agency that decided which companies would make war materials and how to distribute raw materials
Battle of Stalingrad
a 1942-1943 battle of World War II, in which German forces were defeated in their attempt to capture the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union thanks to harsh winter -turning point of war in Eastern Europe
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American General who began in North Africa and became the Commander of Allied forces in Europe.
The code name for the beginning plans of D-day and the invasion of France's coast
United States general who unleashed a massive air and land bombardment in the Allied victory in World War II (1893-1981)
Battle of the Bulge
December, 1944-January, 1945 - After recapturing France, the Allied advance became stalled along the German border. In the winter of 1944, Germany staged a massive counterattack in Belgium and Luxembourg which pushed a 30 mile "bulge" into the Allied lines. The Allies stopped the German advance and threw them back across the Rhine with heavy losses.
The Yalta Conference
FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met at Yalta, on the Black Sea, in Feb. 1945 to plan the future of Europe after WWII.
Harry S. Truman
33rd U.S. President. Took office after FDR's death. Made the decision to use the atomic bomb.
The Nuremberg Trials
were series of trials in 1945 conducted by an International Military Tribunal in which former Nazi leaders were charged with crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
the name for the forced relocation and confinement of Japanese-Americans to concentration camps
bombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities; following the attack on Pearl. Raised American morale
Battle of Midway
U.S. naval victory over the Japanese fleet in June 1942, in which the Japanese lost four of their best aircraft carriers. The U.S. avenged Pearl Harbor
strategy of Allies in WWII of capturing some Japanese-held islands and going around others
a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders
City in Japan, the first to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. The bombing hastened the end of World War II.