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adolf hitler
German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
winston churchill
British statesman and leader during World War II
benito mussolini
Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
josef stalin
dictator of the Soviet Union, turned the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state
neutrality acts
Originally designed to avoid American involvement in World War II by preventing loans to those countries taking part in the conflict; they were later modified in 1939 to allow aid to Great Britain and other Allied nations.
pearl harbor
a harbor on Oahu west of Honolulu
thrid reich
german empire, Hilter wanted to absord and Czechoslovakia into it
atomic bomb
a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
j,robert oppenheimer
director of the Manhattan Project and later of the Atomic Energy Commission
douglas macarthur
United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II
newsreels
Short films dealing with current events, shown in movie theaters prior to the advent of television
holocaust
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
war posters
Pleaded with citizens to get involved in World War II
casablanca
The meeting place of Roosevelt and Churchill where they decided to not surrender until the Axis surrendered unconditionally
potsdam
the place at which the three allied leaders, Truman, Stalin, and Atlee, met to discuss the distribution of Germany and the ultimatum that they would issue to Japan demanding thier immediate surrender
tehran
the capital and largest city of Iran
stalingrad
a city in the European part of Russia on the Volga
middle class
A social class made up of skilled workers, professionals, business people, and wealthy farmers
montgomery bill
A bill passed in 1944 that provided federal grants for education to returning World War II veterans. Also known as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, the bill also awarded federal loans to vets to purchase new homes, farms, and businesses. Millions of veterans took advantage of these grants and loans to go back to school and purchase new suburban homes, making the act one of the most significant pieces of postwar legislation.
selective service act
law requiring men to register for military service
korematsu vs us
Sup. Court upholds legality of Japanese relocation camps; 1988 US gov. officially apologizes and pays reparations of $20,000 to each camp survivor
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