Word War 2 Terms (Joseph Stalin
Dictator of the USSR, led the Soviet…
Word War 2 Terms
Dictator of the USSR, led the Soviet Union in its costly victory in World War II. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met with Stalin in 1945 to produce the Yalta agreement.
, Island Hopping
Island Hopping is the phrase given to the strategy employed by the United States to gain military bases and secure the many small islands in the Pacific.
, Manhattan Project
a research and development project that produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.
, Rosie the Riveter.
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies.
, Cash n Carry
A policy requested by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at a special session of the United States Congress on September 21, 1939, subsequent to the outbreak of war in Europe.
, VJ Day
V-J (Victory in Japan) Day, the end of the Pacific conflict with Japan. The news came in the evening of August 14, 1945. Across the city, but particularly in Chinatown, the revelry began again—this time celebrating the final end of six long years of war.
, Winston Churchill
The Prime Minister of England, known to be one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century. Churchill led England from almost being defeated to victory.
a term used to describe violence against members of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group with the intent to destroy the entire group, came into general usage only after World War II, when the full extent of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against the Jews of Europe
, Harry S. Truman
Truman, the 33rd president of the United States of America, who had came after President Franklin Roosevelt. Truman had made the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan.
, Bentio Mussolini
Italian dictator and creator of a fascist party in Italy. Mussolini was thrown over by his own people in 1945
, Pearl Harbor
A major United States naval base in Hawaii that was attacked without warning by the Japanese air force on December 7, 1941, with great loss of American lives and ships.
, Lend-Lease Act the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.