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World War II
Transcript of World War II
By: Grace and Laney
World War II
Axis:The nations that That fought against the allies during World war II, Led by Germany,Italy, and Japan.
Allies: The nations that fought against the axis powers during World War II, Led By Great Britain, The Soviet Union, and the United States
Civilian: A person not on active military duty during war.
Home front: The area of civilian (nonmilitary) activity during war.
Rationing: Limiting the amount of certain foods or materials that one is allowed to purchase.
Victory Garden: A private or community Garden that people planted.
Draft: To select and require people to serve in the military.
Look for Questions.
Why did the U.S. enter WWII?
On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This attack led the U.S. to enter the war. Over 2,335 people were killed in the attack. Previously, Japan was at war with a lot of countries that the U.S. did trade with, this made Japan a military target. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. wasn't planning on being in the war.
How did life in Minnesota Change During the war?
3 Examples Minnesota joined the war
Life in Minnesota changed because when people went to war there were more jobs like manufacturing, mining, and cutting down lumber. People also were scared for family members in the war. In the beginning though, things were for the most part , the same. The government started rationing food, making so you could only buy a certain amount of an item. Many farmers went off to fight in the war, leaving farming jobs open for P.O.W'S or Prisoners of War that were captured by the U.S. and were put to work on farms.
< In this picture, President Roosevelt signed the declaration of war on Germany and Italy. Three days earlier, Roosevelt signed a similar declaration against Japan.
1. William C. and Hildred L. were among the hundreds of thousands of people who spent war on Minnesota home front engaged in nonmilitary activities away from the battlefield.
2. Many Minnesota companies contributed to the war effort. Some started making different products that the military needed.
3. Minnesota's farmers increased production during the war, but shortage of the farm laborers made the work difficult because many farmers had gone off to war.
How did World War II end?
In 1945 , the U.S. shipped off another batch of soldiers, but little did they know the war was nearly over. Germany surrendered in May. In August, the U.S. dropped a new form of weapon, the atomic bomb. They dropped them on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The atomic bombs were what ended the Pacific theater of the war.
1.Nations from every continent except Antarctica participated in World War II.
2. The U.S. benefitted greatly from trade with the countries Japan was invading.
3. Fighting took place on land, in the air, and by the sea.
4.Many other nations aligned with either allies or the axis.
MINNEAPOLIS STAR JORNAL
Germany's Surrender Announced in Europe
PEACE IS HERE!
THE WAR ENDS IN EUROPE!
ATOM BOMB DROPPED ON JAPS!