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Who was the Allied commander in Europe and was later elected President? Dwight D. Eisenhower
Who said on Dec. 7, 1941, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with terrible resolve”? Yamamoto
Who fought in Italy and won the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart for his bravery, but he didn’t win the Congressional Medal of Honor until after WWII? Vernon Baker
Who was the admiral and commander of the U. S. Navy and Allied land sea forces in the Pacific? Chester Nimitz
Who was the German Field Marshal who was nicknamed “the Desert Fox” due to his victories in North Africa? Erwin Rommel
Who was the Supreme Commander of U. S. troops in the Pacific Theater? Douglas Mac. Arthur
Who was the military governor of Japan after the war? Douglas Mac. Arthur
Who was the admiral for Japan that oversaw the attack on Pearl Harbor? Yamamoto
Who was the Army Chief of Staff who ran the war from Washington, D. C. ? George Marshall
Who was the most decorated WWII soldier? Audie Murphy
What happened when the Great Migration continued during the war? African Americans moved to the North and West for jobs.
In what year, did we test our first atomic bomb? 1945
Name 3 ways people could volunteer to help the war effort. Make bandages and socks, give blood, collect scrap metal, donate books, and join the Red Cross
What role did we take in WWII before we actually entered the war after Pearl Harbor? We practiced isolationism and provided Britain with weapons and supplies.
What did the Nuremberg Laws do in Germany before the Holocaust? Jewish Germans lost their citizenship.
What document influenced our entry into the war? Atlantic Charter
How did WWII affect immigration? Mexicans came to the Southwest to pick fruits and vegetables.
What was the first country that Hitler “unified” with Germany? Austria
What made Britain and France realize that appeasement with Hitler had failed? invading Poland
Why were U. S. shocked when they were conquering Germany? They saw starving Jews in the concentration camps.
Why did the Japanese attack Midway? to get an airbase to bomb Hawaii
Why were the Germans shocked by the D-Day invasion? They thought it would happen at Calais and not Normandy.
Why was the Battle of Midway so important? We sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers.
What did Stalin agree to do after the war in Europe? Divide Europe into 4 sections and help us defeat Japan
What happen in the 1930 s when economies around the world were weak that helped lead to WWII? Dictatorships grew around the world.
What happened the Japanese emperor after the war? He stayed on the throne.
Which general liberated Paris after leading soldiers at D-Day and later met up the Soviet army? Omar Bradley
How did we kill some of our soldiers in the Bataan Death March? We bombed Japanese ship not knowing our soldiers were on the ships.
What country did Japan invade to get natural resources? Manchuria
What battleship took the most fatalities at Pearl Harbor? USS Arizona