The Second World War Reading Shi and Tindall, ch. 26.


David E. Shi and George Brown Tindall, America: A Narrative History, Vol. 2, 10th ed. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2016) [ISBN: 9780393265958].

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Choose one (1) question.

1. How did President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress respond to the outbreak of wars in Europe and Asia between 1933 and 1941?

2. What were the affects of the Second World War on American society?

3. What were the major factors that enabled the United States and its allies to win the war in Europe?

4. How were the Japanese defeated in the war in the Pacific?

5. How did President Roosevelt and the Allies work to shape the postwar world?