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Selective Serive Act
Expanded the draft and eventually provided another 10 million soldiers to meet forces needs
General George Marshall
pushed for the formation of a women's Auxillary Army Force
Nisei
Japanee's American who had been born in US and were considered American citizens
Operation Torch
an invasion of Axis-controlled North Africa
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Commanded Operation Torch, responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany
General George Patton
announced the French liberation, "Today I spat in the Seine."
D-day
On June 6, 1944 is the day whe the allies began their invasion of the European mainland during World War II
Harry S. Truman
Made the decision to drop the atomic bomb
Battle of the Bulge
battle during World War II; in December 1944 von Rundstedt launched a powerful counteroffensive in the forest at Ardennes and caught the Allies by surprise
V-E Day
the date when the Allies during the Second World War formally celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
Admiral Chester Nimitz
Commander in Cheif of Pacific Forces during WWII. His countires last surviving fllet admiral
Manhattan Project
Secret american effort to build an atomic bomb with Britiain
Truman's decision
drop the bomb
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
city where bomb was dropped
United Nations
An international organization to promote peace, security, and economic development
Nuremberg Trials
A series of trials held in Nuremberg, Germany, conducted by the victorious Allies, which charged high-ranking Nazis and German leaders with war crimes and "crimes against humanity."
provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as GIs or G. I.s) as well as one-year of unemployment compensation. It also provided loans for returning veterans to buy homes and start businesses.
G.I. Bill of rights
A. Phillip Randolph
socialist that was active in the labor movement and the US civil rights movement
J. Robert Oppenheimer
the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the World War II effort to develop the first nuclear weapons