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Published on October 9, 2007

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The US Drifts Toward War:  The US Drifts Toward War The Neutrality Acts (1935-37) “Cash and Carry” First peacetime draft (1940) All men 21 to 35 had to register for one year’s military service Lend-Lease Act (1941) The US Drifts Toward War:  The US Drifts Toward War British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) The US Drifts Toward War:  The US Drifts Toward War USS Augusta off the coast of Newfoundland Atlantic Charter (14 August 1941) The US Drifts Toward War Some points of the Charter:  The US Drifts Toward War Some points of the Charter No territorial aggrandizement Freedom of the seas A new system of collective security Right of all peoples to determine their form of government The US Drifts Toward War:  The US Drifts Toward War The Empire of Japan and its Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere The US Drifts Toward War:  The US Drifts Toward War Roosevelt imposed an embargo on exports of strategic resources, such as oil and metal, to Japan (September 1941) Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941) Battleship Row — USS Arizona and Oklahoma destroyed Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War 2,403 Americans killed; 1,178 wounded The Japanese made serious mistakes in the Pearl Harbor attack: Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War Fixated upon the battleships Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War Fuel dumps were not bombed Repair facilities untouched Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War USS West Virginia and California refloated and repaired USS Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Nevada repaired Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War No aircraft carriers were present, specifically USS Lexington, Saratoga, and Enterprise Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War US declared war on the Empire of Japan (8 December 1941) Japan Brings the US into the War:  Japan Brings the US into the War Nazi Germany declared war on the US (11 December 1941) Japanese attacked multiple targets: Philippines attacked by air World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific Guam (10 December) Wake Island Philippines fell (8 April 1942) World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific The Doolittle Raid LTC Jimmy Doolittle (1896-1993) World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific Why the Doolittle Raid? Psychological for Japan and the US Japan protected by the kamikaze (divine wind) World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific 16 B-25 Bombers brought into striking distance of Japan by the carrier USS Lexington World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific Doolittle Raid bombed pre-assigned targets in Tokyo-Yokohama, Nagoya, and Osaka-Kobe areas (18 April 1942) World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific Doolittle received a hero’s welcome in the US and a promotion to Brigadier General World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific Coral Sea (7-8 May 1942) Japanese Carrier HIJMS Shoho after torpedo hit World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific Midway (4-5 June 1942) Among other ships, Japan lost 4 carriers World War II in the Pacific:  World War II in the Pacific US Strategy in the Pacific:  US Strategy in the Pacific General Douglas MacArthur Southwest Pacific US Strategy in the Pacific:  US Strategy in the Pacific Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966) Central Pacific Island hopping US Strategy in the Pacific:  US Strategy in the Pacific Tarawa (20-24 November 1943) Code of Bushido Saipan (15 June-13 July 1944) US Strategy in the Pacific:  US Strategy in the Pacific Leyte Gulf—Japanese introduced kamikaze pilots Battleship USS Missouri under attack Death of Franklin Roosevelt:  Death of Franklin Roosevelt FDR died in April 1945 Harry S Truman (1945-1953) The Atomic Bomb:  The Atomic Bomb Trinity test, the first nuclear explosion (Alamogordo, New Mexico 16 July 1945) The Atomic Bomb:  The Atomic Bomb B-29 Super Fortress Enola Gay dropped “Little Boy” on Hiroshima (6 August) The Atomic Bomb:  The Atomic Bomb 60,000 killed Four-square miles destroyed The Atomic Bomb:  The Atomic Bomb Bock’s Car dropped “Fat Man” on Nagasaki (9 August) The Atomic Bomb:  The Atomic Bomb 70,000 killed Japan surrendered (15 August) Japanese Surrender:  Japanese Surrender Official surrender aboard USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Harbor 2 September

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