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How did U.S. military reflect the diversity of American society during WWII?
Women were now able to serve in noncombat positions and minorites such as Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans fought in combat
How did the Federal Government's actions influence civilian life during WWII?
The government encouraged Americans to buy war bonds; War Production Board decided which companies would convert from peacetime to wartime production and allocated raw materials to key industries
How did the Allies win control of the Atlantic between '41 and '43?
The Allies traveled in convoy systems; groups to protect each other of German U-boats
What was the significance of the Battle of Stalingrad?
The non-aggression pact that Stalin and Hitler had signed was broken because Hitler invaded Stalin's ground; Soviet victory marked a turning point.
How did the Battle of the Bulge signal the beginning of the end of WWII?
It showed that the Germans could be beat; turning point
Describe the Island War in the Pacific
Battle of Midway was a turning point because the Americans had avenged Pearl Harbor and started island hopping and won territory back from Japanese
Why did President Truman decide to use the atomic weapon?
He decided to use the bomb because Japan still had a huge army that would defend every inch of homeland and it was the only way to avoid an invasion of Japan
How did the economy change during WWII?
All extra money was used to buy war bonds while many people started to send in metal objects and started rationing their food
What events show the persistence of racial tensions during the war?
A. Philip Randolph organized a march on Washington in protest to discrimination both in the military and in industry; Roosevelt issued an executive order calling on employers and labor unions "to provide for the full and equitable participation of all workers in defense industries, without discrimination because of race, creed, color or national origin."