Bundle of 2 - World War II - The United States Rise to World Power

Bundle of 2 - World War II - The United States Rise to World Power
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - The United States Rise to World Power. Both presentations together number 60 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

The roots of World War II can be found in the unfinished business of World War I, which left legacies of anger and hardship. The Treaty of Versailles imposed large reparations on Germany which caused severe economic problems in postwar Germany. Other European nations grappled with war debts, hunger, homelessness, and fear of economic collapse. Under these circumstances, totalitarianism spread.

From 1922 to 1953 dictator Joseph Stalin controlled the USSR, which was formed after the Russian Revolution of 1917. The USSR became a police state that suppressed opponents and deprived citizens of rights. In the 1930s the Japanese military won influence, and Japan began to expand its territory. In 1931 Japan attacked the Chinese province of Manchuria. Condemned by the League of Nations for its attack, Japan quit the league. Benito Mussolini seized power in Italy in 1922 and Italy turned to fascism, a strong centralized government headed by a powerful dictator.

In Germany, the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, came to power. Hitler preached that Aryans were a master race destined for world rule. He sought to form a great German empire—one that gave the German people, in his words, "the land and the soil to which they are entitled on this earth."

In 1933, just as Roosevelt took office, Hitler became the German prime minister. Germany soon revealed its expansionist goals. In 1933 Hitler began to build up the German military, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1936 he sent troops into the Rhineland, a demilitarized region in western Germany. The same year, Hitler and Mussolini signed an alliance, the Rome-Berlin Axis Pact. In 1940 the alliance was extended to include Japan. The three nations—Germany, Italy, and Japan—became the Axis Powers. The start of World War II was near.

Most Americans of the 1930s recoiled from involvement in the European conflict; they favored U.S. isolationism, and many supported pacifism. Some believed that "merchants of death" (bankers and arms dealers) had lured the United States into World War I. No state, the United States said, had the right to intervene in the affairs of another. That all changed when Japan attacked the United States and Hitler declared war on the United states.

Power point #1 is entitled, The United States & WW II and contains 44 slides and covers the following:

Roots of WW II
Spread of Totalitarianism
Rome-Berlin Axis Pact
Isolationism V. Internationalism
Neutrality Acts
Neutrality is Short Lived
Neutrality Act of 1939
The Draft
The Atlantic Charter
Fair Employment Practices Commission
Quality of Life Changes
Pearl Harbor Attack (2)
Mobilizing for War
Organizing for War
Industry Prepares for War
Americans Go To Work
Women Go To Work
African Americans Found Work
A. Philip Randolph
War Refugee Board
War Relocation Authority
Korematsu v. United States
Concluding Plans for the War
D-Day Invasion
June 6, 1944
Germany Defeated
War in The Pacific
The Battle of Midway
The Atomic Bomb
The Manhattan Project
Should the Bomb Be Dropped?
Bombing of Hiroshima
Bombing of Nagasaki
Effects of the Bomb Drop
Nuclear Arms Race
Effects of the War
Results of the War (2)
End of Presentation

As Japan continued to invade areas in Asia, U.S. relations with Japan crumbled. On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked a U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in HI. The next day it attacked the main American base in the Philippines.

Responding to the devastating air raid which killed over 2,400 American sailors and wounded another 1,000, the United States declared war on Japan but not Germany. Hitler acted first and declared war on the United States. The United States committed itself to fighting the Axis powers as an ally of Britain and France.

This had enormous implications for Hitler. Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, along with Fascist Italy, had entered into a strategic agreement known as the Tripartite Pact, pledging to provide mutual military assistance in the event any one of them was attacked by a nation not already involved in the war. The year-old Pact had been crafted mainly to intimidate America and to discourage it from helping Britain.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - The United States Enters The War and contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Pearl Harbor Attack
Tripartite Pact
Hitler & The United States
Pearl Harbor Surprises Hitler
Hitler Declares War on the U. S.
Breaking British Naval Protection
Hitler Prepares His People
Hitler Ridicules Roosevelt
Reichstag Support
Reaction of the United States
Hitler’s Blunder
Hitler’s Paranoia
The World Sees Hitler
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.
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