HST 165 Week 5 Individual Assignment World War II: The American Experience
Instructions: World War II left no country untouched. The fighting left whole continents battered and devastated. Cities were flattened, and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. Some 49 million people died in World War II, including 400,000 American soldiers. Another 11 million, including 6 million Jews, were killed in German concentration camps. Battles took place in nearly every corner of the globe. Soldiers fought on beaches, in jungles, and along rivers, and campaigns for dominance stretched across the globe, with eventual victory by the Allies. Part 1: The Military Experience Write a 1,050--word (minimum) paper that provides a comprehensive view of the American military experience during World War II. The paper should do the following:
- Identify the causes for American involvement in the war.
- Present an analysis of the major military campaigns of the war. Analyze each of the following military campaigns, including 2 to 3 of the related subtopics, the results of the campaign, and overall success for the Allies. Emphasize the role of American troops in each campaign.
- North African Campaign
- Operation Torch
- Vichy position
- Rommel and Von Amim in North Africa
- Patton and Bradley in North Africa
- Rommel withdraws from El Agheila
- Battle of El Guettar
- Italian Campaign
- Casablanca Conference
- Operation Husky
- Fall of Messina
- Landing at Anzio
- Fall of Rome
- Mussolini's surrender
- Results Include maps, quotes, or statistics as appropriate. Format and cite your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Part 2: The Home Experience Create a 6- to 10-slide presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® that provides a comprehensive view of the American home front during World War II. Include the following:
- The economic characteristics, such as tax policies, industrial production, employment, and manufacturing
- The political characteristics, such as the evolution of America from isolationism to limited support to full engagement in the war, and how the branches of government worked together to form a cohesive war strategy
- The social characteristics, such as opportunities for women and minorities, internment of Japanese Americans, demographic shifts, leisure activities, and others Include photographs, maps, quotes, or statistics as appropriate. Cite your reference sources consistent with APA guidelines. Present the World War II presentation.
- For Online and Directed Study students, these are multimedia presentations with detailed notes on each slide as well as visuals on slides to highlight the information presented.
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