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HIS 211 - U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present - Textbook

Videos: World War II

In part one, you will learn how the United States got into the war, and just how involved America was before Congress actually declared war. The video will actually talk a little about the military tactics involved and get into some of the weaponry involved, specifically the huge amount of aerial bombing that characterized the war, and the atomic bombs that ended the war in the Pacific.

In part two, you will learn about World War II as it was lived on the home front. You’ll learn about how the war changed the country as a whole, and changed how Americans thought about their country. The video talks about the government control of war production, and how the war probably helped to end the Great Depression. A broader implementation of the income tax, the growth of large corporations, and the development of the West Coast as a manufacturing center were also results of the war. The war positivelychanged the roles of women and African Americans, but it was pretty terrible for the Japanese Americans who were interred in camps. In short, World War II changed America’s role in the world, changed American life at home, and eventually spawned the History Channel.


 

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  • World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35. Provided by: Crash Course. Located athttps://youtu.be/Objoad6rG6U?t=1sLicenseAll Rights ReservedLicense Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • World War II Part 2 - The Homefront: Crash Course US History #36. Provided by: Crash Course. Located athttps://youtu.be/HofnGQwPgqs?t=1sLicenseAll Rights ReservedLicense Terms: Standard YouTube License