1945: A Whole New World!
Its not just a song from Disneys Aladdin! No other event in human history changed the path of
history like World War II. This war reshaped the political map, altered the balance of power in
the world, and led to a new era in human
General Literary Terms: be able to define and identify examples.
The Gilded Age, Urbanization, Immigration,
Everyone knows about World War II, but did you know that the U.S. got
involved in another major war less than five years later? If not, you are not
alone. The Korean War is often referred to as The Forgotten War.
The division of Korea into North Korea and
We have taken a look as to how the actions of individuals affect the way people
live in other parts of the world but how did WWII affect American lives at home?
How did it change the way people lived? Throughout the 1940s Americans saw
themselves making s
Reparations payments: Germany made payments to the Soviet Union, mostly in the
form of dismantled industrial plants and 3 million German POWs who were given
to the Soviets as slave laborers. Beginning immediately after the German
surrender and continuing
30 minutes for the HSPA (SAT is 25 minutes)
They give you a topic to analyze Big Life
Issue/Lesson (fear, trust, responsibility, faith,
They will ask for examples from literature,
history, science, film, pop cult
The HUAC began its investigations into Hollywood in 1947, and the investigation
into Alger Hiss activities led to his conviction for perjury in 1950. The HUAC
was, of course, a special committee in the House of Representatives.
For some Americans containm
In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt in which he warned the
President of the possible existence of an atomic energy. Einstein said:
This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable
China: China emerged on the winning side of the war. However, they were devastated by the
war with Japan. A civil war between the Nationalists Kuomintang (led by Chiang Kai-Shek) and
the Communists continued on throughout the rest of the 1940s, until the
So far, with the exception of the economy and the successes of the civil rights movement,
for the most part, weve focused on the negative aspects of the post-WWII era: the Red
Scare, the fear of nuclear weapons, the Cold War, and the stifling conformity a