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HIST 2112: U.S. History since 1877 Prof. Flamming, Spring 2009 Textbook Study Guide for Exam #3 (the final exam) from Foner, Give Me Liberty! , chapters 22-26 Chapter 22: World War II D-Day June 6, 1944, when an Allied amphibious assault landed on the Normandy coast and established a foothold in Europe, leading to the liberation of France from German occupation Office of War Information (OWI) The liberal Democrats who dominated the OWI’s writing staff sought to make the conflict “a ‘people’s war’ for freedom.” Fearing that the majority of Americans seemed more committed to paying back the Japanese for their attack on Pearl Harbor than ridding the world of fascism. Utilized radio, film, the press, and other media to give the conflict an ideological meaning, while seeking to avoid the nationalist hysteria of World War I. Rosie the Riveter The female industrial laborer depicted as muscular and self-reliant in Norman Rockwell’s famous magazine cover. Used to encourage women to go to work in industrial jobs Friedrich Hayek Author of The Road to Serfdom . Claimed that even the best-intentioned government efforts to direct the economy posed a threat to individual liberty. Offered the message “planning leads to dictatorship”. Bracero Program System agreed to by Mexican and American governments in 1942 under which tens of thousands of Mexicans entered the United States to work temporarily in agricultural jobs in the Southwest; lasted until 1964 and inhibited labor organization among farm workers since braceros could be deported at any time. Japanese-American Internment Policy adopted by the Roosevelt administration in 1942 under which 110,000 persons of Japanese descent, most of them American citizens, were removed from the West Coast and forced to spend most of World War II in internment camps; it was the largest violation of American civil liberties in the twentieth century. Yalta conference Meeting of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin at a Crimean resort to discuss the postwar world on February 4-11, 1945; Joseph Stalin claimed large areas in Eastern Europe for Soviet domination.
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Chapter 23: Freedom Train A traveling exhibition of 133 historical documents, the train, bedecked in red, white, and blue, soon embarked on a sixteen-month tour that took it to over 300 American cities. The train would not permit segregated viewing and canceled visits to Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama,
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