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World War II

 
 
 
Answer the following SAQs for WWII:
Briefly Answer the Questions in complete sentences.  Thesis is not required.
Question 1 is based on the Excerpts below:
"Whereas there is evidence that available and needed workers have been barred from employment in industries engaged in defense production solely because of considerations of race, creed, or color, or national origin to the detriment of workers' morale and national unity: 
"Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in in me by the Constitution. ....I do hereby reaffirm the policy of the United States that there shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, or national origin."  
Executive Order No 8802, June 25, 1941
 
"Whereas the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and sabotage to national-defense...
"Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States.... I hereby, authorize and direct the secretary of War... to prescribe military areas.. from which any and all persons may be excluded."
Executive Order 9066, February 19, 1942
 
Question 1. Using the excerpts, answer a, b, and c.
A. Briefly explain the context for the executive order of June 25, 1941
B. Briefly explain the context for the executive order of February 19, 1942
C. Briefly analyze possible inconsistencies between the two orders.
 
 
Question 2. Answer a, b, and c.
A. Briefly explain the role of one of the following in the mobilization of American economy during World War II:
  • Federal government
  • Large corporations
  • Universities and scientific labs
 
B. Briefly explain the impact of the war on ONE of the following:
  • Internal migration
  • Mexican Americans
  • American Women
 
C. Briefly analyze the global legacy of one of the following:
  • Manhattan Project
  • Holocaust
  • United Nations
 
Question 3. Answer a, b, c.
A. Briefly explain the significance of ONE of the following in regards to World War II:
  • Quarantine Speech
  • Cash and Carry
  • Atlantic Charter
 
B. Briefly explain the significance of ONE of the following:
  • Strategic Bombing
  • Island Hopping
  • Kamikaze Attacks
 
C. Briefly explain the significance of ONE of the following:
  • Big Three
  • Casablanca Conference
  • Yalta Conference
 
 
 
 
FDR Reelection 1944 Cartoon:
See PPT World War II.