US History Unit 6, Week 1 Agenda, Thursday, 1/9 1.HOT ROC: Political Cartoon analysis 2.U.S. Entry into WWII: Neutrality to War 3.Attack on Pearl Harbor: Conspiracy? Essential Question(s): How did the United States enter WWII?, Did the US have prior knowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor? Homework: Finish Pearl Harbor activity if necessary HOT ROC- appeasement ● What is the message of this cartoon? (provide contextual knowledge + use source details + answer the question) HOT ROC- appeasement ● 1936 David Low Where is the United States? Neutrality Acts (19351937) • –Prevents US from supplying “arms, ammunition, or implements of war” to nations in conflict –Most Americans are content to stay out of war FDR: a Pro-War President President Franklin D. Roosevelt sees war as necessary • Four Freedoms Speech • 1.Freedom of Speech and Expression 2.Freedom to worship God in your own way 3.Freedom from want 4.Freedom from fear Four Freedom Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iHKtrirjlY Road to War 1937 US puts economic sanctions on Japan –Refuses to sell them oil or steel –Cripples Japanese war economy 1941 Lend-Lease Agreement with Allies –Provide France war materials to Britain, China, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-xfCKeod8g –Conspiracy?! –Did we LET it happen?! Conspiracy?! Did the United States have prior knowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor? • ● Conspiracy theory: President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. Lesson objectives: 1. Source documents and assess their validity 2. Construct a historical narrative that is grounded in evidence 3. Construct a thesis statement that is grounded in evidence Conspiracy?! Wrap-up Discussion –Should –Was the government have acted differently? there any reason FDR might have known about this plan and not acted sooner? Agenda, Friday, 1/10 •Share: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy •Economic Changes at Home: Worksheet Economic Changes at Home •Rosie the Riveter Clip •Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 9CQ0M0wx00s Pearl Harbor Discuss with a partner • Do you believe it was a conspiracy? • What is your evidence (what do the documents say)? • Why does that support your claim? Economic changes at home •Read p.450-451 •Complete the handout about the impact of each of these changes on everyday Americans Tips for worksheet Read p.450-451 (war bonds, war production board, tax increase, rationing, price controls, depression ends) 1. ______ felt bad about tax increase ( x) 2. (group) felt (adjective/emotion) about (change) because ___(explain their circumstances before war times)____ but now, __(explain post war changes and how it affects them)_____ ( o) 35.1, 35.2, 35.3 : Economic Changes at Home •Read and Complete Worksheet as homework •Wrap-up Discussion 1.Were these changes examples of big businesses making decisions or big government? 2.Which of the changes listed at the top of the handout would have been popular? Which would have been unpopular? 3.How might the government have convinced people to obey the unpopular decisions?