SSUSH19 The student will identify the origins, major
developments, and the domestic impact of World
War II, especially the growth of the federal
a. Explain A. Philip Randolph’s proposed march on Washington, D.C., and
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response.
b. Explain the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the internment of
Japanese- Americans, German-Americans, and Italian-Americans.
c. Explain major events; include the lend-lease program, the Battle of
Midway, D-Day, and the fall of Berlin.
d. Describe war mobilization, as indicated by rationing, war-time
conversion, and the role of women in war industries.
e. Describe the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos and the scientific,
economic, and military implications of developing the atomic bomb.
f. Compare the geographic locations of the European Theater and the
Pacific Theater and the difficulties the U.S. faced in delivering weapons,
food, and medical supplies to troops.
Domestic Impacts of WWII
• A. Philip Randolph- Civil rights leader who
proposed protest marches on Washington, D.C..
• Roosevelt’s response- didn’t want to undermine
wartime unity of nation. Passed legislation to
provide fair hiring practices within businesses.
Domestic Impacts of WWII
• Pearl Harbor- Surprise attack on American military
base in Hawaii on Dec. 7th 1941.
• Internment of Japanese, Germans, Italianstemporarily imprisonment or isolation by federal
government(camps). Fear of “enemy aliens” from
Axis Nations. Possible arrest, deportation,
fingerprinting, curfew, travel restrictions.
Major Events
• Lend Lease Program- passed in 1941, allowed
president Roosevelt to sell or lend supplies to any
country whose defense he considered vital to the
safety of the U.S..
• Battle of Midway- turning point of WWII in the
pacific in which Japanese advance was stopped.
Major Events
• D-Day- June 6th 1944, Allies landed on the beaches
of Normandy, France. Attacked German Forces.
• Fall of Berlin- May 7th 1945. V-E Day, Allies
surround German capital of Berlin, Germany
Manhattan Project
• Manhattan Project- secret project to create an
atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Started
in 1942, cost several billion dollars and employed
tens of thousands.
• Hiroshima- Aug 6th 1945, 60,000 dead instantly
• Nagasaki- Aug 9th 1945, 35,000 dead instantly
• Over 200,000 died (injuries, radiation)
Theaters of War
• WWII fought on two fronts. European Theater and
the Pacific Theater.
• European Theater- Germany fought Allies on two
sides. Russia on eastern side and France, Great
Britain, and U.S. on the western side.
• Pacific Theater- fighting that occurred in the pacific,
mostly between U.S. and Japan. Ended by A-Bomb.

SSUSH19 The student will identify the origins, major developments