World History II

World History II
World War II Guided Research
1. How and when did World War II start?
2. What were the causes of World War II?
3. What countries were involved in World War II? Indicate which side each country
was on.
4. What were the effects of World War II?
5. Why did the United States become involved in World War II?
6. What were the major turning points of World War II?
7. Why did Britain and France declare war on Germany in 1939?
8. How did World War I lead to World War II?
9. Describe three consequences of World War II.
10. What is blitzkrieg? What did it involve?
11. Describe the surrender of Germany. What happened to Hitler? What does this tell
you about his character?
Identify the following people. State and describe his place in the War. Describe the
type of country that he was involved with.
Importance in War
Type of Country
Adolph Hitler
Franklin Roosevelt
Hideki Tojo
Harry Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Douglas MacArthur
George Marshall
Winston Churchill
The following is a list of World War II battles and events. Describe what happened,
who (countries and people) was there, and how these events affected the outcome of
World War II.
What happened
Invasion of Poland
Battle of Britain
War in the Balkans
Pearl Harbor
Battle of the Coral
Battle of Midway
Battle of Stalingrad
Iwo Jima
Pearl Harbor
Dropping of the
Atomic Bomb
Who was there
Effects on War