history08-02_task1.docx - Name Hunter Murphree Date School Fairview Facilitator \u2002\u2002\u2002\u2002\u2002 8.02 Pacific Battle Map Directions The descriptions

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Name: Hunter Murphree Date: 3-23-21 School: Fairview Facilitator: 8.02 Pacific Battle Map Directions: The descriptions below have locations and battles that are important to World War II in the Pacific. Fill-in-the-blanks with the correct letters from the map below (it is also linked in the lesson) that fit with the locations or battles in the descriptions. 1. In 1931, the Empire of Japan (h ) invaded Manchuria (i) in order to increase its natural resources. This began a push by Japan into mainland Asia that continued throughout the 1930’s. 2. By the 1940s, Japan was slowly pressing into China (k) and prepared to make a major assault in the Pacific Theater. 3. In order to prevent the U.S. from interfering with their plans, they staged a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor (f) on December 7th, 1941. 4. On December 8th, 1941, the Japanese attacked the American forces in the Philippine Islands (d), the British holdings of Hong Kong (l) and Singapore, on the Malayan peninsula (a).

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