Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.11b - World War II Leaders

The student will apply social science skills to understand World War II and its worldwide impact by

b) describing the leaders of the war, with emphasis on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, and Hirohito;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Leadership was essential to the Allied victory.

ESSENTIALS

Major leaders of the war

 Franklin D. Roosevelt: U.S. president

 Harry Truman: U.S. president after the death of President Roosevelt

 Dwight D. Eisenhower: Allied commander in Europe

 Douglas MacArthur: U.S. general

 George C. Marshall: U.S. general

 Winston Churchill: British prime minister

 Joseph Stalin: Soviet dictator

 Adolf Hitler: Nazi dictator of Germany

 Hideki Tojo: Japanese general

 Hirohito: Emperor of Japan

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Appeasement

Blitzkrieg

Yalta Conference

United Nations

Superpowers

Atomic Bomb

Axis Powers

Allied Powers

Genocide

Anti-Semitism

Holocaust

Armenian Genocide

Great Purge

People:

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Harry S. Truman

Dwight D Eisenhower

Douglas MacArthur

Winston Churchill

George Marshall

Allies

Axis

Places:

Japan

Italy

Germany

Soviet Union

Israel

Updated: Jun 01, 2018