Pearl Harbor Headline - the June 7, 1945 surrender of...

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Political: Japan Attacks U.S. in Pacific Social: Grieving Widows: The Country Honors those left Behind Economic: Positive of War? Employment Booms: Military Produced Materials and our Economy Checkpoint: World War II Timeline: Major Events of World War II September 1, 1939 Germany started WWII by invading Poland. Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany (September 3 rd ). This event is significant to Americans in that this date in history marks the start of a war in which “more than 60 million people lost their lives and most of Europe and large parts of Asia lay in ruins” (Timeline.net, 2009). December 7, 1941 Attack of Pearl Harbor. Surprise attack of Hawaiian base led to the U.S. officially declaring war on Japan. June 6, 1944 D Day: U.S. President Eisenhower led U.S. (and allied) troops in invasion of Normandy, France which led to
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Unformatted text preview: the June 7, 1945 surrender of German troops. August 6, 1945 Catastrophic event in American history, the killing of Atomic bombs were dropped on two major Japanese cities; Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost. The above mentioned dates/events are significant to Americans because World War II and the events which led to WWII caused great suffering for hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions of individuals around the world. In brief search, I found that the numbers of lives lost range from 238,000 to 416,800 (that number only includes what I found to be listed as military deaths which does not include civilian deaths. Reference World War II Timeline. N.A. (2009). Retrieved November 2, 2009, from http://www.worldwar-2.net/...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course HIS125 9021314933 taught by Professor Doreenpauley during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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