Honors United States History Spring 2020

Week 26


Hope all is well--I really miss being in the classroom with my favorite humans. Be safe and healthy. Below is our schedule. Lets continue to strive to be our best and be strong. You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Mr. B

We will be covering Chapter 24 online this week. You will be responsible for the material covered and it is recommended that you review all material I post online. Many of you have asked if the the Key Terms are required. The answer is no, however, it is always a good idea to get them done, they can be very helpful in preparing for an exam.  Use this time wisely, stay strong, committed, and create a schedule to work through the material. This will be a good experience for many of you who will most likely take a few online courses over your educational career. Please pay attention to my updates on Remind. Be smart and cover all the links that I have posted.

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Schedule for the next week  3/20--3/27

On September 1, 1939, World War II started when Germany invaded Poland. By November 1942, the Axis powers controlled territory from Norway to North Africa and from France to the Soviet Union. After defeating the Axis in North Africa in May 1941, the United States and its Allies invaded Sicily in July 1943 and forced Italy to surrender in September. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies landed in Northern France. In December, a German counteroffensive (the Battle of the Bulge) failed. Germany surrendered in May 1945. The United States entered the war following a surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. Pacific fleet in Hawaii. The United States and its Allies halted Japanese expansion at the Battle of Midway in June 1942 and in other campaigns in the South Pacific. From 1943 to August 1945, the Allies hopped from island to island across the Central Pacific and also battled the Japanese in China, Burma, and India. Japan agreed to surrender on August 14, 1945 after the United States dropped the first atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. World War II cost the United States a million causalities and nearly 400,000 deaths. World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during the war, and 17 million combatants died. Civilian deaths were ever greater. At least 19 million Soviet civilians, 10 million Chinese, and 6 million European Jews lost their lives during the war. In both domestic and foreign affairs, its consequences were far-reaching. It ended the Depression, brought millions of married women into the workforce, initiated sweeping changes in the lives of the nation's minority groups, and dramatically expanded government's presence in American life. 

1.  Read Gilder Lehrman Article

World War II on the Home Front

2. Read and take notes in your Analytical Journal

I. Introduction
II. Origins of the Pacific War
III. Origins of the European War
IV. The United States and the European War
V. The United States and the Japanese War
VI. Soldier's Experience
VII. The War Time Economy
VIII. Women and World War II
IX. Race and World War II
X. Toward a Post War World
XI. Conclusion

3. View BOA

World War II 
America is enveloped in total war, from mobilization on the home front to a scorching air war in Europe. Professor Miller's view of World War II is a personal essay on the morality of total war, and its effects on those who fought, died, and survived it, including members of his own family. 

4. John Green review Chapter 23-24

5. Essential Question due Friday 2/27

Directions: Cite relevant historical evidence in your response (historical vocabulary) and present your arguments clearly and logically. Each response a-e should be at least 5-6 sentences and address the entire question.

During the four years of the war, American society and Americans underwent many changes. Specifically, African Americans, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, and women experienced many changes in their daily lives.

1. How did the war affect life on the home front, especially for women, organized labor, and African Americans, Japanese Americans, Mexican American, Native Americans? Compare and contrast the impact of the war on the many ethnic, gender, and racial groups in America.


a. African Americans

b. Native Americans

c. Mexican Americans

d. Japanese Americans.

e. Women

Key Terms

Douglas MacArthur               A. Philip Randolph              Harry Truman                      Admiral Chester Nimitz     

“Rosie the Riveter”                Zoot-Suit Riots                     Winston Churchill                Joseph Stalin                    

Tehran Conference                Holocaust                               Election of 1944                    Yalta Conference                    

Japanese Internment             Operation Torch                    Korematsu v. US                  Operation Overlord                     

Executive Oder 9066             Hiroshima and Nagasaki       D-Day                                    Code Talkers                                                 

Braceros Program                 Test Shot Trinity                    Manhattan Project                V-E Day

V-Jay Day                               General Dwight D. Eisenhower   

Week 3/16-20


1. Read and Take Notes

C23 The Great Depression 1929-1941

V. The Lived Experience of the Great Depression

VI. Migration and the Great Depression

VII. Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal

X. Voices of Protest

XI. The Second New Deal

XIV. The Legacy of the New Deal



C23 Essential  Questions due Friday 3/20 through google classroom
1. What were the causes and factors that brought on the Great Depression

2. Discuss the impact of the Depression on
  • Farmers
  • African Americans
  • Mexican-Americans
  • Women

3. Explain how effective the New Deal was in achieving its goals. Use two pieces of historical evidence and discuss their significance for each area below in proving its effectiveness.

  • Providing relief to the poverty stricken (relief)
  • Stimulating the economy (recovery)
  • Instituting economic reforms (reform)

Key Terms C23 The Great Depression and the The New Deal

Herbert Hoover                                               The Bonus Army                         

Franklin Delano Roosevelt                             The Stock Market Crash

Tariff policy                                                     Bank failures

Charitable Organizations                               Social Consequences of the Great Depression

The Dust Bowl                                                 The Okies

Mexican Immigrants                                       The 1932 Election

The New Deal                                                   The First Hundred Days

The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)     Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)

Huey Long                                                        Father Caughlin                                             

The Second New Deal                                     The National Labor Relations Act (The Wagner Act)

The Social Security Act                                   Race and the New Deal

Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)        Glass-Steagall Act
FDIC                                                                 Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Court Packing Scheme                                    Dorthea Lange
Elenor Roosevelt                                              John Steinbeck
Tennessee  Valley Authority (TVA).               National Recovery Administration (NRA)