AP Ch. 27-28 WW II assignment sheet

AP U.S. History
Mr. Danson
Ch. XXVII/XXVIII Assignment Sheet
Day One (pp. 725-731):
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini
Spanish Civil War/Francisco Franco
Munich Conference/Neville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
Election of 1940
Lend-Lease Act
Day Two (pp. 735-751, to “The Naval War in the Pacific”):
Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941)
A. Philip Randolph
NAACP/Roy Wilkins
Japanese Internment
Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAC)
Gen. Erwin Rommel
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Vichy French Government
Gen. Charles de Gaulle/government in exile
D-Day (June 6, 1944)
Gen. George S. Patton
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
The Battle of the Bulge
Concentration Camps/the Holocaust
Day Three (pp. 751-757):
Battle of the Coral Sea
Admiral Yamamoto
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Harry S Truman
Manhattan Project/Robert Oppenheimer/Albert Einstein
Hiroshima/ Enola Gay/Nagasaki
Joseph Stalin
United Nations
Yalta Conference
Potsdam Conference
Discussion Questions:
1. The text asserts that Roosevelt was “at heart an internationalist.” Many historians
disagree; Robert A. Divine, in Roosevelt and World War II, for example, argues that
Roosevelt was a sincere isolationist. What evidence supports that position? Which
argument is more convincing?
2. Why were American citizens so unprepared for the conflict that emerged between the
United States and the Soviet Union?
3. What long-term trends in American society were accelerated by the war? What impact
were these changes likely to have on the future?
4. Evaluate the strategic role of the atomic bomb in bringing a conclusion to World War II.
Were there other motives in play for Truman when he made the decision to use the