A People and a Nation by Norton, et al. Chapter

A People and a Nation by Norton, et al.

Chapter 23 Review

1. America’s Entry into the Conflicta. Why did so many Americans begin to rethink their isolationist views?

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b. What was the Selective Training and Service Act?

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c. What was the Lend-Lease Bill

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d. Who was Winston Churchill?

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e. What was the Atlantic Charter?

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f. Why did FDR refuse to meet with Japan before the US entered the War?

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g. Describe the events of December 7, 1941

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2. The United States at Wara. Describe how underprepared the US was for war

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b. Why was the US so focused on the Pacific theater at the beginning of the War?

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c. Describe “Doolittle’s Raid”

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d. Describe the importance of the Battle of Midway

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e. What was the “Europe First” Strategy?

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f. Who was Joseph Stalin?

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3. The Production Front and American Workersa. What was the War Production Board?

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b. What was the Manhattan Project?

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c. What was Executive Order No. 8802?

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d. What was the bracero program?

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e. Who/what was “Rosie the Riveter?”

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f. What was the NWLB?

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4. Life on the Home Fronta. How did civilians support the war effort?

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b. How was propaganda used to support the war effort?

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c. What did the War do to improve the US economy?

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d. Who were the pachucos?

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e. What impact did the war have on the US population?

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5. The Limits of American Idealsa. Describe the Internment of Japanese Americans

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b. What was the “Double V” idea?

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c. Describe the Holocaust

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6. Life in the Militarya. What were some reasons that deferments were granted?

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b. What were the American casualty numbers for World War II?

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7. Winning the Wara. Identify the Following?i. Operation Overlord

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ii. The Battle of the Bulge

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iii. The Yalta Conference

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iv. Douglas MacArthur

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v. Mount Suribachi

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vi. Kamikaze Attacks

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b. Why did Harry Truman believe that he had to use the nuclear bombs?

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c. What were the terms of the surrender of the Japanese?

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