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S: World War II

FC: World War II American History

1: Why the U.S. got involved? The U.S. got involved in World War II because of the attack at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941.

2: When the U.S. got involved? The U.S. got involved in December, 1941. The war ended in 1945.

3: How did the war start? The war got started when the Japanese launched their attack on Pearl Harbor. Nearly 2,400 Americans were killed and 20 U.S. warships along with 200 aircrafts were destroyed. The next day after the attack, President Roosevelt called on Congress to pass a declaration of war against Japan. Congress immediately approved the call for war.

4: Which countries were involved? The countries involved were France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and The United States. All of these countries along with many more played a role in WWII

10: Weaponry of WWII Tanks, Aircraft, Aircraft Carriers, Submarines, Atomic Weapons, Rockets, Cannons, Grenades, Machine Guns and many more.

11: Identify and explain the significance of "Rosie the Riveter" "Rosie the Riveter" is a symbol of patriotic female defense workers during the World War II. Women worked in war plants and replaced men in a host of jobs ranging from newspaper reporting to truck driving. Women's participation in the war effort gave many a sense of pride and self-worth.

12: How WWII ended the Great Depression. The U.S. spent large amounts of money, mostly on debt, during World War II. There were more job opportunities, like the manufacturing of war materials and weapons which put many people back to work. The government also employed millions of people who served in the military.

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