WWII Vocab

Chapter 26 Vocabulary – The Rise of Dictators and WWII
Learning Goal: Students will understand the ideas, events, and people which allowed WWII to
transform the United States and the World.
Directions: Write the definition of each word from the book on your flash cards. You do not need
to copy word for word, but write the definitions in a way that you will understand them! You will
have two tests. One on Sections 1-3 and one on Sections 4 and 5. You may be a member of the
100 Club!
Section 1 – Steps to War ( pp. 806 - 811)
Benito Mussolini fascism Adolph Hitler Joseph Stalin Axis Neville Chamberlin appeasement bitzkrieg –
Lend-Lease Act Pearl Harbor –
Hideki Tojo –
infamy –
Section 2 – The Home Front (pp. 812-817)
War Production Board A. Phillip Randolph braceros Tuskegee Airman Rosie the RiveterJapanese American Internment Nisei gross national productrationing –
war bonds -
Section 3 – War in Africa and Europe (pp.
818- 825)
D-Day General Erwin Rommel General Dwight D. Eisenhower Stalingrad Battle of the Bulge Yalta Conference Holocaust –
Anti-Semitism Section 4 – War in the Pacific (pp. 826-831)
Battle of Midway island hopping –
Guadalcanal –
Iwo Jima and Okinawa Manhattan Project –
Hiroshima Nagasaki Code Talkers –
kamikaze –
Douglas MacArthur –
Harry S. Truman Section 5 – The Legacy of World War II (pp.
Marshall Plan –
Potsdam Conference –
Nuremberg trials –
United Nations –
G.I. Bill of Rights –
communism -