Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Analyze Roosevelt’s foreign policy during World War II (e.g., “Four Freedoms” speech).
Explain the origins of American involvement in the war, with an emphasis on the events that precipitated the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the decision to join the Allies’ fight against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan for the freedom of those oppressed and attacked by these Axis nations.
Trace the response of the administration to atrocities against Jews and other groups.
Identify and locate on a map the Allied and Axis countries and the major theatres of the War.
Explain U.S. and Allied wartime strategy, including the major battles of Midway, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Battle of the Bulge.
Describe the constitutional issues and impact of events on the U.S. home front, including the internment of Japanese Americans (e.g., Fred Korematsu v. United States of America) and the restrictions on German and Italian resident aliens.
Identify the roles and sacrifices of individual American soldiers (more than 300,000 American soldiers died), as well as the unique contributions of the special fighting forces (e.g., the Tuskegee Airmen, the 442nd Regimental Combat team, and the Navajo Code Talkers).
Examine and explain the entry of large numbers of women into the workforce, the roles and growing political demands of African Americans, and A. Philip Randolph and the efforts to eliminate employment discrimination.
Trace the Manhattan Project, the decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the consequences of that decision.
Analyze the effect of massive aid given to Western Europe under the Marshall Plan to rebuild and the establishment of the United Nations.