HIS 112 10.25 - War in Japan Firebombing Japanese cities...

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Announcements: Cohen reading for this week is canceled. Reading for this week is textbook and JFK speeches. Speeches are http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/jfk-space.htm http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkcubanm No office hour today; meet with me briefly after class or on Wed.
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Discussion Section Question: How did Cold War ideology govern JFK’s decision making on foreign and domestic policy? Use examples from the two speeches.
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Late 1940s through early 1960s This week: end of WWII, Cold War Next week: Civil Rights Movement
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America in WWII Joining the Allies in Europe
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Air War in Europe
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Allied forces based in London Flying to bomb Nazi occupied lands
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German retreat from France
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Allies enter Germany
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Liberating the concentration camps
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Unformatted text preview: War in Japan Firebombing Japanese cities Naval warfare Occupation of islands (Philippines, Okinawa, more) Meanwhile the Manhattan Project is underway Creating the first atomic bomb Intended to counter a suspected Nazi program (which never existed) Decision to use the Atomic Bomb FDR dies Truman is informed of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic bomb Decides to use it right away Hiroshima Japan surrenders shortly after Nagasaki Cold War: Lessons of WWII 1. No negotiations: Nazis reneged on agreements Cold War: Lessons of WWII 2. preparedness: Pearl harbor Cold War: Lessons of WWII 3. Meeting force with more force: atomic bomb...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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HIS 112 10.25 - War in Japan Firebombing Japanese cities...

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