Unit 6, Week 1

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)
US from
supplying “arms,
ammunition, or
implements of war” to
nations in conflict
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
4.Freedom from
Four Freedom Speech
Road to War
1937 US puts economic sanctions on
to sell them oil or steel
Japanese war economy
1941 Lend-Lease Agreement with Allies
war materials to Britain, China,
we LET it happen?!
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
3. Construct a thesis statement that is grounded in evidence
Wrap-up Discussion
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
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 (
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)_____ (
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?