The World at War, 1939-1945 (Henretta Ch. 25)

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Diablo Valley College History 121 Dr. Kent Haldan Chapter 25: The World at War, 1939-1945
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Overview. Briefly describe Orson Wells' broadcast On Oct 1938, Orson Welles presented a version of H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds . He Claimed Martians had landed near Princeton New Jersey and more land in rural areas. People fled their homes.
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Orson Welles: War of the Worlds
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Orson welles War of the Worlds impact as reported in NYTimes
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Orson Welles' broadcast B. Significance: Americans realized power of radio and media to influence human behavior. Also Americans fear onset of US involvement in WWII. Sense of Americans can’t escape the war hear war news constantly and radio show interrupted with updates of Germany's and Japan's aggressions.
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Q#1. Overview: What is the significance of World War II for America's political and economic history? A. For the World : Henretta: “WWII was the largest event in human history, fought across six of the seven world’s seven continents and all its oceans. It killed 50 million human beings…materially devastated much of the heartland of civilization” both in Europe and East Asia (in the words of John Kegan) Americans fear onset of US involvement in WWII. Sense of Americans can ’t escape the war since they heard war news constantly and radio shows were interrupted with update of Germany's and Japan's aggressions.
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The significance of World War II for America's political and economic history: A.WWII would dramatically reshape American economic, political and social life as the federal government's powers dramatically increased. B. Moreover, the US would make a dramatic shift from an isolationist, second rate power to the most powerful nation in the world, setting the stage for the cold war politics.
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The Road to War: Q#2. The Road to War. Describe the various American responses to the coming of World War II. How did FDR and Willkie's differ in the 1940 election? What was the Lend-lease Act and the Atlantic Charter?
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A.1.America First Committee A.1.America First Committee: Keep US out of war. Senator Gerald Nye investigation into war profits of munitions makers during WWI (769). He Concluded that war profiteers—”merchants of death” had manipulated US into war for their financial gain. Charles Lindberg and Gerald Nye led the “America First Committee.” 2.Interventionists led by journalist William Allen White.
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war Despite America Firsters, Roosevelt prepared bipartisan government for effective warfare: a, Formed the National Defense Advisory Committee and Council of National Defense prepare government and economy (834). b,
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