Topic 18 Assessment

A map shows German expansion from 1936 to 1939.
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  1. Explain the Major Causes of World War II Use the above map and lesson information to write a paragraph describing the German invasion of Poland in 1939. Consider the agreement between Germany and the Soviet Union, how both countries benefited, and the reaction of the Western democracies to the invasion of Poland.
  2. Explain the Effects of Military Technologies Write a paragraph explaining how new military technologies affected the events of World War II. Consider the effect on civilians, the effect on industry, and the number of casualties.
  3. Explain Roles of World Leaders Write a paragraph explaining how Prime Minister Hideki Tojo impacted U.S. involvement in World War II. Consider Japanese economic and political goals in East Asia, American foreign policy prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Tojo's military policy.
  4. Identify Causes of Turning Points in World War II Write a paragraph that describes how the Allies tried to prevent further dictatorships from emerging in Europe and Asia after World War II. Consider the Allied postwar policies toward Germany and Japan, Allied belief in democracy, and assistance in developing new constitutions.
  5. Explain the Major Causes of World War II Discuss the major causes of World War II by completing the chart with the result(s) of each event. Consider how the event impacted the countries involved, the war participants, and the war's outcome.

    EVENT RESULTS
    Fall 1939, Invasion of Poland  
    May 1940, Invasion of France  
    June 22, 1941 Invasion of the Soviet Union  
    December 7, 1941, Attack on Pearl Harbor  
  6. Explain Roles of World Leaders Write a paragraph that explains Franklin Roosevelt's impact on the Allied war effort. Consider the foreign policy of the United States, Roosevelt's support for Britain and the Allies, and U.S. entry into war.
  7. Explain Major Events of World War II Write a paragraph explaining the significance of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Consider the objective of the Normandy landings, the geography of France, and the duration of the battle. What were some challenges the Allied forces faced?

    A map shows World War 2 in Europe from 1942 to 1945.
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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments