FC: WWII Presentation by: Alexandra Pappas
1: Why did the U.S. get involved? The fundamental reason why the U.S. got involved was because of the bombing of Peal Harbor. U.S. interests were attacked and their citizens had been attacked and killed. Following this incident, the U.S. feared Japan and thought of them as a huge threat. | When did the U.S. get involved in WWII? The U.S. got involved in WWII unofficially in September of 1939, but didn't officially declare war on Japan until December 7th, 1941.
2: How did the war start (prior to U.S. involvement?) WWII started in September of 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. This became known as the September Campaign. Which countries were involved in WWII? There were 51 Allied countries involved. Some of the most popular countries included the U.S., France, Britain, The Soviet Union, and China. The weaponry of WWII? The weapons used during WWII included rifles, machine guns, grenades and bombs, sniper rifles, and knives.
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6: Rosie the Riveter: Rosie the Riveter was the name given to a strong, determined woman who was depicted in many propaganda posters during WWII. She represented women who were beginning to take over the roles of men. Woman began working at factories, lumber yards, and with machinery. Men consistently made higher wages than women, so this was their stance to earn more. Woman had a lot to do with the success of the U.S. during WWII. They should all be applauded for their efforts.
7: How WWII ended the Great Depression: WWII ended the horrific time that was the Great Depression for many reasons. The New Deal introduced new jobs following WWII. After WWII ended, American factories began selling many exports to countries still at war. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, over ten million men went into combat, which opened a huge demand for workers and factories to service them. After the Great WWII was over, the rest of the World was in ruins. They needed the U.S.'s help to set their economic pace.