Westkaemper, GHIST 225 Outline 25 QUIZ 5 on Thurs. Dec. 1 includes material from Nov. 10 through Dec. 1 Reading assignment due Thurs. Dec. 1. Divine Ch. 28, pp. 693-720 Be prepared to identify and explain the significance of the following terms. Take note of the dates (decades) in which they became significant:-The Cold War-Harry Truman-Truman Doctrine-Marshall Plan-containment policy-Korean War-McCarthyism-Dwight EisenhowerDivine Ch. 29 (partial chapter), pp. 721-729 Be prepared to identify and explain the significance of the following terms. Take note of the dates (decades) in which they became significant:-Sputnik-post-World War II “flight to the suburbs” (p. 722)Lecture key themes, Week 13:What role did the U.S. play in World War II?How did World War II affect life on the homefront (within the U.S.)?How did the end of World War II contribute to the development of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union?How did the Cold War policy of containment shape foreign affairs?From the end of World War II through the end of the 1950s, how did the Cold War shape foreign policy, domestic policy, and American culture? World War II Overview: The U.S. and World War II – “Arsenal of Democracy” – produce goods for war and have production to be an important role instead of offering troops – U.S. military service (1941-1945) • 10 million U.S. men (ages 21 to 35) drafted • 6 million U.S. men enlisted • U.S. casualties 405,399 • U.S. wounded 670,846 Overview: Effects of WWII on the Homefront • Manufacturing ended Great Depression – Caused relocation to cities (areas where factories were producing goods for the war) • Consumer goods were scarce – silverware or items like butter weren’t available during the war and each citizen will only have access to sugar or item like coffee • Government funded military, scientific research - 1
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