USII.6b WWII - Major Events and Turning Points
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes and effects of
American involvement in World War II by
b) describing the major events and turning points of the war in Europe and the Pacific.
|What were the major events and turning points of World War II?||What was the Holocaust?|
|Despite initial Axis success in both Europe and the Pacific, the Allies persevered and ultimately defeated Germany and Japan.||
The Holocaust is an example of
prejudice and discrimination taken to the extreme.
Major events and turning points of World War
• Germany invaded Poland, setting off war in Europe. The Soviet Union also invaded Poland and the Baltic nations.
• Germany invaded France, capturing Paris.
• Germany bombed London and the Battle of Britain began.
• The United States gave Britain war supplies and old naval warships in return for military bases in Bermuda and the Caribbean.
• Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.
• After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States.
Battle of Midway - The United States declared war on Japan and Germany.
Battle of Stalingrad
September 29-30 1939, German troops parade through Warsaw after the surrender of Poland