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Franklin D Roosevelt
US President From 1933-1945
Died in Warm Spring, GA
German Leader of NAZI party
Italian Fascit Leader who took power in 1920
Il Duce-"The Leader"
Leader of Great Britain during WWII
Leader of Soviet Union 1924-1953
Worked with Churchill and Roosevelt during WWII but after began cold ward with USA.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Commander of the Japanese Navy in WWII
US General during WWII and Korean War
Forced to resign by President Truman
President of The United States 1945-1953
Authorized use of the Atomic Bomb
Signed the Marshall Plan
Dwight D. Eisenhower
President of the United States (34th)
Leader of Allied Forces in WWII
Promoted business and social programs
Soviet Union Leader from 1953-1964
Opposed President Kennedy in the Cuban Missle Crises
John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State 1953-1959
Kim Il Sung
President of North Korea 1948-1994
US Ambassador to the Soviet Union
Father of "Containment"
Inspired the Truman Doctrine
Revolutionary Leader who took control of Cuba in 1959.
Ally of Soviet Untion in 1980s.
Ho Chi Minh
Leader of the Communist party in Vietnam 1951-1969
US Senator from Wisconsin 1940-1950
Lead crusade to investigate officials he claimed were communist.
Apodted new techniquies that allowed consturction time of a new ship to 45 days
Rosie the Rivetor
Cultual icon representing American women who worked factories during WWII
Japanese that worn born American Citizens from imigrant parents.
Evangelist and Presidential Advisor.
Known for leading large scale crusades
Dr. Benjamin Spock
Doctor (Pediatritian) who wrote the book "The common sense book of baby and child care" that encourage women to stay at home with children rather that work.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Husband and Wife that were executed in 1953 for passing atomic secret to the Soviet Union.
Former US State Departmen official investigated as a possible Communist spy by the HUAC. (House Un-American Activies Committee)
Edward R. Murrow
American Broadcast journalist; broadcast WWII followed by many listeners
members of the "beat generation"
writer, artists and other participants challenging traditional patterns of respectability of open sexuality and use of drugs
Battle of Britain
British battle against Germany where Winston Churchill pledged to defend their island at all cost; Aug 1940, greatest air assault the world had seen; 1,000 planes rained bombs on
Rape of Nanking
Also known as the Nanking massacre; mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops; 6 week period starting Dec13, 1937; done by Japanese who captured Nanking the Chinese capital
Japans aggresive attack on the US in Hawaii; December 7, 1941; 200 American warplanes damaged and 18 warships sunk or damaged; next day Roosevelt declared War on Japan
Battle of Staligrad
German offensive at a Russain railroad and industrial center on the Volga River; Sept 1942
D-Day--day of invasion of Western Europe 1,000 American planes, 150,000 allied troops came ashore along the Normandy coast in France
Battle of the Buldge
WWII Battle in which German forces launched a final counter attack in the west.
Battle of Midway
Japanese bomber attacks on island of midway and unsuccessful American strike on Japanese fleet; fought entirely from the air
Battle of Guadalcanal
Solomon islands where Japanese were building an airfield
11,000 marines landed in Aug 1942 and made easy targets for Japanese snipers hidden in thick underbrush
After several navy battles, US took control of the island
Battle of Okinawa
350 miles from Japan
last obstacle to the allied invasion
Aug 1945 American "Enola Gay" dropped a single atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan; their largest army base
90 percent of building were damaged or destroyed
Aug 14 1945 second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki Japan
the next day Japanese surrendered
Four Freedoms Address
Lend-Lease Act of 1941
National Defense Education Act of 1958
GI Bill of Rights
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
Nye Committee Hearings
Zoot Suit Riots
Second Red Scare
Cash and Carry
America First Committee
War Production Board
Office of Price Administration
military strategy of selecting specific enemy held islands and bipassing others; allowed Americans to move quickly toward their ultimate goal of Japan
North Atlantic Treaty Organiztion
Duck and Cover
rock and roll
Interstate Highway System