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  • President Roosevelt moved the U.S. fleet from California to Pearl Harbor in 1939. This move was a threat to Japan, who wanted to expand in the Pacific. Military leaders and Politicians saw a war between the U.S. and Japan as inevitable, which is why Japan attacked first.
  • Adolf Hilter was a German Politician who was the leader of the Nazi party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933- 1945. Joseph Stalin was a Soviet revolutionary and Politician of Georgian nationality. In 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-agression pact. Hitler needed the Soviet Union to stay out of his war.
  • The president Authorizes an executive order for the Japanese ancestry. 120,000 Japanese-American citizens were imprisoned at Internment camps. Families were forced to move from their homes and gather their belongings. Families had no privacy in their barrack, so they had to put a blanket as a barrier. The food was horrible and was served Military style. 
  • On June 6, 1944 in WW2 Allied forces invaded Northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy. 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50- mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. By late August 1944, all of Northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the allies had defeated the Germans.
  • The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They flew more than 15,000 individual sorties in Europe and North Africa during WW2. Their impressive performance earned them more  than 150 Distinguished flying crosses, and help encourage the integration of the U.S. armed forces. Eleanor Roosevelt helped the Tuskegee Airmen move forward when she visited the airfiled.
  • WW2 was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The axis and allies and over 100 million people from more than 30 countries were involved in this global war. The Germans first surrendered on April 29, 1945 in Italy after Hitler's death. By May 8th Winston Churchill announced that the war had come to an end in Europe by announcing VICTORY. 
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