Monday, April 29, 2013

WWII Across the Atlantic Ocean

1. Who was the Supreme Commander in Europe, and was he successful?
        Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and yes he was successful because he won unconditional surrender from the Nazis
2. What was the significance of  "D-Day"?
        It was the first invasion from the Allies in Europe and they liberated France from the 4 years that Germany invaded.
3. Was Gen. Patton an effective leader?
       Yes because he took France from Germany.

4. Why was the Battle of the Bulge significant?
       It was significant because it was Hitlers last chance to win a victory.

Coping with the War

1. What was the OPA, and what was their jobs?
    Office of Price Administration fought inflation by freezing prices on most goods, raised income tax. it was effective in holding inflation below 30%; half of WWI.

2. What was the purpose of the OSRD?
    To bring scientists into the war and the purpose of them is to invent new technology to fight.
3. In what ways did Americans sacrifice during WWII?
    Meat, shoes, sugar, coffee, and gasoline

4. How similar or different were your sacrifice during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars?
     We are not sacrificing for the Iraq and Afghanistan war.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

World War II Part 1

1. What treaty did Hitler hate? Why?

         The treaty of Versailles because the treaty blamed Germany for starting the war which caused anger and resentment.

2. Who became dictators during the 1930's, and for what country?
  • Joseph Stalin- Soviet Union
  • Adolf Hitler- Germany
  • Benito Mussolini- Italy
  • Francisco Franco- Spain
  • Hideki Tojo- Japanese
3. Explain similarities and differences among the dictators.
 Similarities                                                  Differences                                                                          
They are dictators                                       Benito Mussolini- Charismatic leader,Extreme Nationalist
                                                                  Joseph Stalin- Believed in revolution by worker, Communist                                                                    Adolf Hitler- Forceful leader, Extreme nationalist
4. What was U.S. thinking as several wars were breaking out?
         Did not want to get involved in war because they suffered too much after WWI.

US Inches Towards WWII

1. What was the Lend-Lease, and what countries did it benefit?
         Lend war supplies, and the countries that benefit from this is Soviet Union and Great Britain.
2. What did Roosevelt call German U-boats?

3. How would you describe Roosevelt opinion of war?
        He was trying to act neutral but he is lending war supplies to Soviet Union and Great Britain and he is aganist Germany and Japan.

World War 2 Vocabulary


  1. Allies- Great britain, soviet Union and the U.S.
  2. Axis- Germany, Italy, Japan
  3. Defense spending- Military money 
  4. Unemployment rate- Percent of unemployment
  5. Federal outlay- U.S. Federal government lay out money 
  6. Rattlesnakes of the Atlantic- German U-boat
  7.  German U-boat-Submarines
  8. Isolationist- Country that does not want to get into war/arguments
  9. Appease- Give country what they want
  10. Lend-Lease Act- Allow president to lend weapons to certain countries
  11. Office of Price Administration- Agency established by Congress to control inflation
  12. Inflation- Price for everything increased uncontrollably
    Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt- the president of the united states during World War II
  14. Press. Harry S. Truman- ?
  15. Phillip Randolph- a leaderof the african americans that helped get them equal rights
  16. Gen. Patton- ?
  17. Gen. MacArthur- Leading the war in Japan; for U.S.
  18. Gen. Eisenhower- Supreme Commander of the U.S. force
  19. Adolf Hitler- Dictator for Germany
  20. Benito Mussolini- Dictator for Italy
  21. Joseph Stalin- Dictator for Soviet Union
  22. Winston Churchill- a man
  23. Battle of the Bulge- Germany last attempt to win war in Europe
  24. D-Day- Invasion by the Allies; in Europe
  25. Auschwitz- Jews concentration camp
  26. Atomic bomb- Proped in Japan; first and last atomic bomb
  27. Intermet-In California put Japaneses people in camps during WWII 
  28. Income tax- Government takes money depending on income
  29. Wage and price control-
  30. War bonds-
  31. WAACs- Women's Auxiliary Army Corps; enables women to serve in noncombat position
  32. WWII Battles of the Pacific-
  33. Gl Bill of Rights- Servesmen's Readjustment Act; provides financial and educational benefits for WWII veterans
  34. Zoot-suit Riot- Racist fight in Los Angeles between white sailors and people of color

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

World War II Part 2

1. List all the countries the Nazi's invaded.
Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, France, Denmark, The Netherlands (Holland), Belgium, and Soviet Union.
2. What did Winston Churchill say about the peace agreed upon in the Munich Agreement?
Winston Churchill did not agree with the Munich Agreement because France and Britain believed and only appeased Hitler's demands, which was dishonoring and let Hitler invade many places.

3. What was the blitzkrieg?
Its a  lightning war- fast tanks and more powerful aircraft to take the enemy by surprise and then quickly crush all opposition with overwhelming force.


"The Help" and the struggle for African-American Equality

   In the movie "The Help", African-American maid talked about their life and the life of their employer. The maids express their anger by
 "An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis."

Great Depression REF

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TND- How TND Affected People of Color

1. Why did Pedro Gonzalez become a Mexican-American hero?
He exposed and condemn discrimination against Mexican and Mexican-American in his radio program.

2. Why was Frances Perkins a hero for women?
First female to be appointed to a government position.

3. What was the "Black Cabinet", and who was the leader?
Appointed by FDR, First African-American advisers which administrate on racial issues. The leader was Mary Mcleod Bethune.

TGD- Programs of The New Deal

1. What was THE major difference between Hoover and Roosevelt?
       Roosevelt tried and succeed in changing the U.S. and hoover did nothing.

2.Which New Deal program was the most responsible for creating the most jobs and how did the program achieve this?
        WPA, gave jobs to mostly unskilled workers and 11 billion dollars was put in to this program.

3. What impact did the Social Security Act have on Americans?
         Gave substantial benefits for older people, unemployed and aid to families. also it is still enduring.

4. Why was Huey Long against TND?         thinks that people did not get enough benefits; inadequate.