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U.S. History Topics » Wars » World War II

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Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII spotlights 8 out of over 100 American women who secured official military accreditation as war correspondents, if not actual front-line assignments during World War II...  (Library of Congress)
Remembering Pearl Harbor describes the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and features the USS Arizona, a battleship on which 1,177 sailors and marines perished. Photos, charts, documents, and research...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy shows the typewritten draft of the December 8, 1941, speech in which Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. The draft shows Roosevelt's hand-written edits...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Attu: North American Battleground of World War II is the site of the only land battle on the North American continent during World War II. In June 1942, Japanese forces invaded Attu and other Aleautian islands. Americans feared the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The War Relocation Camps of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger than Justice examines the causes and effects of President Franklin Roosevelt's executive order, signed two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, that moved nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Veterans History Project is collecting oral histories, letters, diaries, and photos of America's war veterans and those supported them. The project includes participants in World War I, World War II, and the...  (Library of Congress)
Teaching About the Holocaust offers teachers an online workshop, teaching guide, chronology, personal histories, lessons, and other publications for teaching about the Holocaust. Online learning activities and...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Holocaust Encyclopedia weaves photos, narratives, and historical footage into a web presentation on more than 20 Holocaust topics, including antisemitism, pogroms, the Third Reich, the "final solution," the...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
On the Homefront features posters and images illustrating some of the ways American's at home contributed to war efforts overseas during World Wars I and II. The images are presented in 5 categories...  (Library of Congress)
Reporting America at War explores the role of journalists in covering America's wars. The website, companion to a PBS documentary, offers a teachers guide with lessons on press censorship, message control...  (Insignia Films and WETA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
After the Day of Infamy offers 12 hours of interviews recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than 200 individuals in cities and towns across the U.S. Audio and...  (Library of Congress)
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War features a timeline of America's wars, from the Revolution to Iraq. Watch an interactive presentation on each war -- slideshows and movies, text and photos, and dozens of artifacts...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Pearl Harbor Raid is a detailed account of the December 7, 1941, attack. More than 100 photos and descriptions look at the 7 U.S. battleships moored along Battleship Row that morning, attacks off Ford...  (Department of Navy)
FSA/OWI Color Photographs Collection, 1939-1945 presents 1,600 color photos -- rural and small-town life, migrant labor, the Great Depression, railroads, military training, aircraft manufacturing, and mobilizing for World War II. A...  (Library of Congress)
America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945 contains links to thousands of the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. The Farm Security Administrations's photographs cover the Great Depression, while the Office of...  (Library of Congress)
Holocaust Memorial Museum: For Students offers multimedia exhibits filled with artifacts and photos that help students learn about the Holocaust. Topics include Kristallnacht, the St. Louis ocean liner, the rescue of the...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Pictures of World War II presents more than 100 photos from battlefronts around the world. Topics include aviation, battle of Britain, France, Germany, the Holocaust, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Japan, naval...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of American assistance to Europe in recovering from World War II. It features photographs, cartoons, letters, memos, and printed material that...  (Library of Congress)
Churchill and the Great Republic presents more than 200 photos, speeches, and letters from one of the most important and colorful leaders of the 20th century and in all British history. Best known as Prime Minister...  (Library of Congress)
Online Workshop: Teaching About the Holocaust provides videos from workshops on teaching about the Holocaust. Videos include historical photos and text...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
The Battle of Midway: Turning the Tide in the Pacific examines a pivotal World War II battle. In the spring of 1942, Japan attempted to establish a toehold in the Aleutian Islands, convert Midway into an air base for invading Hawaii, and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Documents Related to Churchill and FDR examines the friendship and working relations that developed between U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill beginning in 1940. Their...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom features one of America's leading political illustrators and cartoonists. Throughout his career -- in his native Poland, in Paris where he trained, and in America, the country he...  (Library of Congress)
Powers of Persuasion -- Poster Art of World War II provides a standards-based lesson on how the use of posters during WWII helped win over the hearts and minds of the American people...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Liberty Ships and Victory Ships, America's Lifeline in War tells the story of two World War II ship-building efforts. In 1941, with war raging in Europe, President Roosevelt authorized the production of 441-foot cargo ships. These "Liberty...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
World War II Military Situation Maps, 1944-1945 contains maps showing troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944, to July 26, 1945. Starting with the D-Day Invasion, the maps give daily details on the military campaigns in Western...  (Library of Congress)

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