World War II was directly caused by the economic troubles and hard feelings created by World War I. As the world ramped up for war the United States officially walled itself off through Isolationist policies.
When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor all plans for neutrality were off. The sleeping giant was awoken and US industry became the "arsenal of democracy." By 1945 the Axis powers were defeated and Europe and the World went about rebuilding.
WWII was officially a success at home. It ended the Great Depression by putting people back to work and it allowed Americans to save vast amounts of money. The economic boom of the 1950's is directly attributed to the gains made during WWII.
World War II was devastating to both Europe and the Asian territories that were conquered by Japan. As the Soviet Union and the United States jockeyed for power, the world was divided into two Spheres of Influence. The seeds of the Cold War were sown in the occupation of the defeated Axis powers.
World War II- The War
World War II Homefront
Chapter 24 PowerPoint
Chapter 24-1 Guided Notes
Chapter 24-4 Guided Notes
American Home Front PowerPoint
Chapter 25-1&4 Guided Notes (home front)
Chapter 25 PowerPoint
Chapter 25- 2&3 Guided Notes
Guided Readings/Study Guides:
World War II Study Guide
Crash Course: WWII part 1
Crash Course: WWII part 2
Attack on Pearl Harbor
FDR Declaration of War Speech
Hitler's Visit to Occupied Paris
"Saving Private Ryan" Omaha Beach Scene
The Story Behind Rosie the Riveter
"Dogfights: Tuskegee Airmen"
Marines Raise Flag Over Iwo Jima
Walt Disney: "Education For Death"
Walt Disney: "Der Fuhrer's Face"
Walt Disney: "Bacon Grease"
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
Red Army Enters Berlin
Great Patriotic War Parade- Soviet Union