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The experiences of African Americans serving in the military forces during World War II influenced their postwar decision to
a) renew support for the principle of separate but equal b) join the armed forces in record numbers c) increase efforts to end racial discrimination d) move back to the rural south
Which series of events leading to World War II is in the correct chronological order?
a) Neutrality Acts → Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor → Lend-Lease Act → United States declaration of war on Japan b) Lend-Lease Act → Neutrality Acts → United States declaration of war on Japan → Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor c) United States declaration of war on Japan → Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor → Lend-Lease Act → Neutrality Acts d) Neutrality Acts → Lend-Lease Act → Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor → United States declaration of war on Japan
Shortly after entering World War II, the United States began the Manhattan Project to
a) work on the development of an atomic bomb b) increase economic production to meet wartime demands c) defend New York City against a nuclear attack d) recruit men for the military services
The war crimes trials of German (Nuremburg Trials) and Japanese military officials following World War II established that -
a) it is difficult to convict leaders of crimes against humanity b) civil liberties must be expanded for civilians during wartime c) individuals can be held responsible for wartime atrocities against civilians d) genocidal acts are acceptable during wartime
The United States Supreme Court decision in Korematsu v. United States (1944) concerned
a) restricting freedom of the press b) the president’s right to use atomic weapons c) limiting civil liberties during wartime d) the right of women to serve in military combat
Which speak is the best example of an isolationist?
a) We must take action even if we are not sure it will work. To do nothing to stop them would be a repeat of the Munich mistake. b) We must recognize the increasing interdependence of nations and join the United Nations c) Stopping the spread of communism can and must take several forms. We must be willing to do whatever is necessary. d) Involvement in European affairs would be a mistake. We should not jeopardize our peace and prosperity over Europe's issues
Which speaker does not agree with the policy of appeasement?
a) We must take action even if we are not sure it will work. To do nothing to stop them would be a repeat of the Munich mistake. b) We must recognize the increasing interdependence of nations and join the United Nations c) Stopping the spread of communism can and must take several forms. We must be willing to do whatever is necessary. d) Involvement in European affairs would be a mistake. We should not jeopardize our peace and prosperity over Europe's issues
President Harry Truman justified using atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 on the grounds that the
a) world was ready for a demonstration of nuclear power b) Axis powers deserved total destruction c) early ending of the war would save many lives d) American public demanded that the bombs be used
In 1988, Congress voted to pay $20,000 to each of the surviving Americans of Japanese descent who were interned during World War II because
a) the danger of war with Japan no longer existed b) all of the interned Japanese Americans eventually became American citizens c) the World Court ordered the United States to pay reparations d) many Americans believed the internment was unjust and unnecessary
During World War II, the federal government used rationing to
a) hold down prices of military weapons b) increase educational benefits for veterans c) increase imports of scarce products d) provide more resources for the military
Which statement about Japanese Americans interned during World War II is most accurate?
a) Many were forced to return to Japan at the conclusion of the war. b) No Japanese Americans were allowed to serve in the United States armed services during the war. c) Most were released after signing a loyalty oath d) Many lost their homes and businesses
Which wartime activity would have been categorized as a home front activity during World War II?
a) encouraging women to take factory jobs b) strengthening the naval presence in the Pacific Ocean c) housing U.S. soldiers with French and Italian families d) negotiating post-war arrangements with U.S. allies
Victory gardens, rationing, scrap drives, and bond drives are most closely associated with
a) home front efforts during World War II b) McCarthyism during the Cold War c) the antiwar movement in the 1960s d) environmental conservation in the 1970s
The rulings of the Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), and Korematsu v. United States (1944) all demonstrate that the Supreme Court has
a) continued to extend voting rights to minorities b) protected itself from internal dissent c) sometimes failed to protect the rights of minorities d) often imposed restrictions on free speech during wartime
Which statement is an opinion about World War II?
a) Dropping atomic bombs was not necessary to end the war. b) The economies of many countries were damaged by the war. c) Many families suffered the loss of loved ones during the war. d) Italy and Germany were members of the Axis powers.
The United States responded to the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor by
a) declaring war on Japan b) appealing to the United Nations c) renewing its commitment to isolationism d) passing the Lend-Lease Act
''Nuremberg Laws Take Away Jewish Citizenship in Germany'' ''Synagogues and Jewish-Owned Businesses Destroyed Across Germany'' ''Mass Extermination of Jewish People, Other Victims at Auschwitz'' --- These headlines are associated with the -
a) German blitzkrieg b) Holocaust c) Manhattan Project d) building of the Berlin Wall
During World War II, the federal government urged Americans to support the war effort by
a) manufacturing more consumer goods b) increasing spending to stimulate the economy c) reducing consumption of resources needed for the military d) investing their savings in the stock market
During World War II, posters of Rosie the Riveter were used to
a) recruit women into wartime industries b) encourage women to serve in the armed forces c) promote women’s suffrage d) support higher education for women
''We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we art war'' What is FDR arguing for in 1940
a) make its neutrality laws more restrictive b) create a military draft c) provide war materials to Allied nations d) send troops to Europe to fight in the war
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