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Teaching The US enters World War II

The US enters World War II

American isolationism fell at Pearl Harbor. Japan also assaulted Hong Kong, the Philippines, and American holdings throughout the Pacific, but it was the attack on Hawaii that threw the United States into a global conflict. Franklin Roosevelt called December 7 “a date which will live in infamy” and called for a declaration of war, which Congress answered within hours. Within a week of Pearl Harbor, the United States had declared war on the entire Axis, turning two previously separate conflicts into a true world war.

American Yawp
Stanford University Press

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How should the United States be remembered in the telling of World War II history?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, US.08 - The Great Depression & WWII (1929-1945)

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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