01:512:104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Tehran Conference, Japanese Americans, Chapter 27

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Chapter 27 - The Second World War at Home and Abroad,
1941-1945
I. Introduction
World War II marked a watershed in American history. The immediate
challenge of defeating the enemy directly affected thousands of men and
women, while the new world the war created had ramifications for millions of
people.
II. Winning the Second World War
A. Second?Front Controversy
Americans strongly supported the war, but from the beginning Allied leaders
had differences. In particular, difficulties arose over how the Americans and
the English would carry the war into Europe.
B. Teheran Conference
This meeting managed to ease the strain and renew relations between the
allies.
C. D?Day
The second?front offensive began with the Allied landings at Normandy in
June 1944. Less than a year later, Germany surrendered.
D. The War in the Pacific
At first the war in the Pacific, largely the responsibility of the United States, did
not go well.
E. Battle of Midway
The Japanese enjoyed early successes, but the Battle of Midway in June
1942 was the turning point in the war.
F. Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa
Facing intense fighting, American forces “island?hopped” across the Pacific,
bypassing a number of strongly held Japanese islands. The Japanese and
Americans engaged in especially bloody combat on Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
G. The Atomic Bomb
The Japanese surrendered after the United States dropped two atomic bombs
on Japan.
H. The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
A variety of military, scientific, and political reasons motivated the U.S.
III. Mobilizing the American Home Front
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