World War II Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach World War II.

  • 23 Student Essays
  • 6 Encyclopedia Articles
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The World War II Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (6)

1,128 words, approx. 4 pages
African Americans, World War II As the Nazis began to dominate the European continent, African Americans continued to grapple with the realities of life in a racist society. Jim Crow segregation and i... Read more
1,197 words, approx. 4 pages
Medicine, World War II The purpose of military medicine during World War II was the same as in previous wars: to conserve the strength and efficiency of the fighting forces so as to keep as many men a... Read more
1,505 words, approx. 6 pages
Religion, World War II The devastation of World War I loomed in the background for Americans when war began in Europe in September 1939 and when the United States moved to assist Britain prior to ente... Read more
2,985 words, approx. 10 pages
1940s: the Pivotal Decade It is impossible to underestimate the importance of World War II (1939–45) in U.S. history. The country became involved in the conflict after the December 7, 1941, att... Read more
3,974 words, approx. 14 pages
World War II Despite the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, most historians date the start of the Second World War as September 1, 1939, the day that German forces attacked Poland. Although Polish re... Read more
2,539 words, approx. 9 pages
French Labor, World War II France 1940-1944 Synopsis In 1940 the German forces of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich occupied France, and the Third Republic collapsed. The puppet Vichy regime dissolve... Read more