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Title: The Major Players of WWII


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The Major Players of WWII
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
  • US President 1933  1945
  • Lend-Lease Act
  • Pearl Harbor
  • US Enters the War
  • Dies in office on
  • April 12, 1945

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FDR-Video Clip (click on screen to play)
http//app.discoveryeducation.com/search?Nttfrank
linroosevelt
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HARRY S. TRUMAN
  • VP for 82 days
  • US President
  • 1945-1953
  • Dropping of the A-Bomb
  • Truman Doctrine
  • Policy of containment against Communism
  • Marshall Plan
  • Help rebuild post-war Europe

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Gen. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
  • Allied Commander-Europe
  • In charge of planning and implementing D-Day
    invasion
  • Supreme Command of all Allied forces until the
    end of the war in Europe

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EISENHOWER-Video Clip (click screen to play)
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Gen. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR
  • Commander of US Forces in the Pacific
  • island hopping take some islands and bypass
    others all the way to Japan
  • Accepted Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri
  • POST WWII
  • Oversees the rebuilding of Japan after WWII
  • Interim leader of Japan 1945-1948

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Gen. GEORGE MARSHALL
  • Chief of Staff for US Army during WWII
  • MARSHALL PLAN
  • Plan to rebuild war- torn Europe
  • 13 billion in aid to help rebuild European
    economy
  • WHY?
  • Belief that Communism was successful in countries
    with economic problems.

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WINSTON CHURCHILL
  • Prime Minister of UK
  • 1940-1945
  • Fight off the Germans in the Battle of Britain
  • Ultimately led Britain to victory against the Axis

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CHURCHILL-Video Clip (click screen to play)
http//app.discoveryeducation.com/search?Nttchurc
hill
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GENERAL HIDEKI TOJO
  • General in the Army
  • Supports Japanese expansion and invades Manchuria
    and China in the 1930s
  • Prime Minister of Japan
  • 1941-1944
  • Military leader during WWII
  • Believed to have been behind the attack on Pearl
    Harbor
  • Sentenced to death for war crimes
  • executed Dec. 23, 1948

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HIROHITO
  • Emperor of Japan
  • 1926-1989
  • While in Power
  • Invades Manchuria (1931)
  • Rest of China (1937)
  • Pearl Harbor
  • A-Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Forced military leaders to an unconditional
    surrender on Aug. 14, 1945

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REVIEW-WWII Dictators
  • A.Leader of Nazi Germany
  • Adolf Hitler
  • B.Leader of USSR
  • Joseph Stalin
  • C.Military leader and Prime Minister of Japan
  • Hideki Tojo
  • D.Fascist leader of Italy
  • Benito Mussolini
  • E.Dictator of Spain
  • Francisco Franco

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