WWII Assessment College american history final.


I believe that appeasement is a a bad policy. In the end, the only advantage it has, is that it allows you a small window of time for preparation, while your enemy is only going to come back and want more from you. So as well as giving up land, your giving your enemy time to bolster also.

Schlieffen Plan

The Schlieffen Plan worked for a while because after they signed the non-aggression pact with Russia, they could focus their efforts, and did not have to fight on two fronts. This allowed them to attack France and take them out of the war, allowing them to gain more land. This plan then fell apart because after the U.S. joined the war they could no longer hold ground in France and Italy. They also had broken their pact with Russia and now had to fight the two fronts.

The Allies before America joined the war

The Allies where not doing well in the war before the U.S. joined. Just before they joined, France and Italy had fallen, and Russia had just signed the non-aggression pact. They were facing technologies that were superior to their own such as the German submarine and U-boats. Also Britain was struggling with supplies and was forced to borrow weapons and munitions from America.

UN-neutral neutrality

The U.S. may have been a neutral country, however we helped the allied powers during the war, mainly through the lend-lease program. With this, we leased Weapons, vehicles, and munitions to Great Britain. So, we helped the Allies without actually joining the war.

Six Word Stories

  • September 11, 1939: Poland invaded by Germany and Russia.
  • August 6, 1945: Hiroshima, Nagasaki get attacked with A-bomb.
  • June 6 1944: Allies storm beaches of Normandy France.
  • September 2, 1945: Japan surrender on American battleship Missouri.
  • May 8, 1945: Allies achieve victory over Nazi Germany

Pearl Harbor Timeline

03:30: German submarines released smaller. - 03:58: Patrols spotted the subs telescope and sounded an alarm.- 0:600: The first wave of airplanes was launched from carrier. -06:45: Another sub was spotted and sank by USS Ward.- 07:02: Harbor picked up the flight of plains on radar, warning was ignored.- 07:15 The second wave of plains was launched.- 07:48: The first bombs hit the main island air stations. - 07:55: The first bomb fell on Pearl Harbor and a warning was broadcast stating it was not a drill. - 08:06: American bombers arrived and became targets. - 08:54 Second air wave hit harbor. - 09:00 Destroyed the escaping Nevada and sank USS Virginia. - 10:00: The assault was over and the planes returned to carriers.

USS Arizona

The USS Arizona was a battleship stationed in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. The ship was heavily bombed and sank, killing over 1,117 men. The Arizona became a rally cry after the attack calling "remember the Arizona".

FDR Day of Infamy Speech.

FDR made several changes to his "Day of Infamy Speech". This speech was given after the bombing of pearl harbor in 1941. One change he made was replacing "world history" to "Infamy". I believe this change made it more of an evil act, as well as making it more personal for the American people. The second change was adding the phrase "at the solicitation of Japan". I believe this change was made in order to put more emotion in the sentence as well as to cast more blame to the Japanese.

Four Freedoms

I believe that we accomplished all of the goals for the four freedoms except for the freedom of fear. After WWII the American people were all afraid of German and Japanese spies, and especially a homeland attack.


In this poster the American government is trying to promote ration books. You can see Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo. It uses the Bandwagon Propaganda technique. I don't believe that this would work today, simply because we do not have a government ration in place.

Rosie the Riveter

The "Rosie the Riveter" campaign was a huge movement for factories during WWII. It was undertaken by the Government and Advertising Agencies such as J. Walter Thompson. This program created a huge inflow of women workers to support the war time economy while all of the male workers were drafted to fight in the war.

Weapons of the War

The German U-boat, meaning Undersea Boat, was a powerful submarine used by the Germans in the war. They where primarily used to destroy merchant ship convoys bringing supplies to the UK and the Soviet Union. The U-boats main weapon was its torpedoes. These ships would go to depths underneath the radar of enemy naval ships. Then would fire their torpedoes damaging the hull, and surrounding ships.

Letter Home

Dear Mom,

I'm writing home from Omaha beach at Normandy. Don’t worry I made it just fine. I really miss you guys at home though. Tell Johnny to stay out of trouble for me? How's dad doing? I know he has been working real hard lately.

The trip here was awful. The whole way I was seasick and cold. The air on the ship was stale and smelled disgusting. My only relief came when we had to scramble down the netting onto the transport boat. The cool, fresh, sea air came as a comfort compared to the air on the ship. I was tightly packed between two really tall men on the transport, so I couldn't see out to the horizon.

When we landed on the beach, we came under heavy machine gun fire. It was downpouring and cold. I will spare you the details, I wish I had that option. I Hope this final movement ends the war so we can all go home.


Forest Gump.

Battle of the Buldge

Bastogne was very important to the Germans because it provided a road junction in rough terrain where few roads existed; it would open up a valuable pathway further north for German expansion. In the same way, it was important to the Allied forces because they could cut the Germans off at this junction cutting their off their supply lines.

FDR's fourth term election headline

Germany After the War

At the end of the war, the Allied powers demanded an Unconditional surrender from Germany. After the war, Germany was split into Four occupied zones.n 1945, the United States, Great Britain, and France had assumed the occupation of the western portion of Germany, as well as the western half of Berlin. The Soviet Union occupied eastern Germany, as well as the eastern half of Berlin.

Strategy in the Pacific

In the pacific, the joint chiefs of staff authorized two different strategies. One was the plan of General Douglas MacArthur. His plan was to come up from his headquarters in Australia, and take the Philippine islands, then attack Japan. The second strategy was that of Admiral Nimitz. He thought it would be a better idea to attack japan directly, crossing the smaller islands of the central Pacific. This plan would mean that they would completely sidestep the Philippine islands.

Iwo Jima

The battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, primarily came from a need for an air base near the Japanese cost. so, the Americans started out with an extensive air and naval bombardment of the island. Then three marine divisions landed on the island. However, there were around 23,000 Japanese Army and Navy troops hidden underground, in a network of caves, tunnels, and underground bunkers. which proved to be difficult to find and clear. Except for 1,083 soldiers all of the Japanese forces where killed. This battle cost heavy American losses, including 5,900 dead and 17,400 wounded.

Hiroshima Nagasaki

I believe that America was justified in using the A-bomb during the war. I agree that Truman had a very hard decision, it was either American soldiers or Japanese people. By choosing to use the bomb he saved hundreds of thousands of potential casualties on the American side. Japan was ordered to surrender, and refused. Even after being threatened with "prompt and utter destruction." This also has been the only time nuclear weapons have been used for warfare, because now, the entire world knows how deadly they are and do not use them.


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  2. History.com Staff. "Battle of Iwo Jima." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2009. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.
  3. History.com Staff. "Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2009. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.
  4. "Patton Relieves Bastogne." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.
  5. "Schlieffen Plan - Google Search." Schlieffen Plan - Google Search. Web. 18 Apr. 2016.
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