Chapter 14 section 4 Victory in Europe and the pacific

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V-E Day
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The day the war ended in Europe, May 8 1945
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Bataan Death March
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The Japanese killed several Hundred American soldiers and as many as 10,000 Filipino soldiers during the 65-mile Bataan Death March.
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Douglas MacArthur
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Was the American General.
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Manhattan Project
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Scientists working on the atom bomb.
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Hiroshima
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The US dropped an atomic bomb on this city on August 6, 1945.
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Nagasaki
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The US dropped a second atom bomb on this city on August 9,1945
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What were two reasons why the Allies were able to defeat the Axis Powers?
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-The Location of Germany: It could be attacked on all sides. -Soviet Union fought Germany and proved very powerful. Hitler did not realize that Russians would fight so hard. -United States produced huge amounts of things that helped the Allies. -Allies cut off oil supply in Germany by bombing and because of this Luftwaffe(German Airforce)Planes, could not fly.
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Why did Truman decide to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?
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The Japanese were not letting the war end and they were killing American soldiers. So president Harry Truman decided that he would allow the atom bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to save American lives
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What was the “Island Hopping” Campaign?
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When America captured or won Islands that belonged to the Japanese.
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Timeline of events in Japan from August 6 to August 10 1945
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1. August 6, 1945U.S dropped atom bomb on Hiroshima. 2. August 9, 1945 U.S dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. 3. August 10,1945 Japan gave up and World War II ended.
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Standard Check Question: How did the Allied forces defeat the Germans?
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Allied forces defeated Germans because Germany could be attacked from all sides. Russians fought against the Germans very hard. United States produced a lot of things for the soldiers to use. Allied bombing cut off Germans oil supplies and German Air force Planes could not fly.
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What strategy did General McArthur use to Fight the Japanese in the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean?
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He used a war strategy called Island hopping. Meaning that the Americans one by one took away islands away from the Japanese.
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What strategies did the Allies use to end the war with Japan?
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United States dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima on 6th August 1945. On August 9 United States dropped another atom bomb on Nagasaki. This ended the war with Japan.

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