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1

How much of the US fleet was destroyed at Pearl Harbor?

half

2

December 7, 1941 was a day that "will live in __"

infamy

3

Did most people know the president could not walk?

no

4

Did homes have TVs in them?

no

5

Within sight of NJ, what did the Germans do?

sink freighters

6

While the president spoke on February 23, 1942, what did people look at?

maps

7

With what did the president move people?

words

8

How many months did it take to convert the auto industry to war production?

9 months

9

What was Detroit dubbed?

Arsenal Democracy

10

A new bomber came off the line every __ minutes

5

11

Between 1940-1944, women in the war related workforce rose by how much? How many women was that? What percentage of the workforce was that?

460%; 19,000,000; 1/3

12

What plane was known as the Flying Fortress?

B17 bombers

13

In one month, how many tanks were made? Planes?

4000; 4500

14

Ships could be assembled in __ days instead of the usual one year

17

15

What types of items were collected?

materials for war

16

What rallied people in hatred of the enemy?

news reels

17

What did Americans think of the Japanese?

cockroaches, monkeys, subhuman

18

What did Executive Order 9066 do?

All Japanese be removed from West Coast of US

19

How did teenage girls change in the 1940s?

grew up quickly, marry younger

20

Who came at the right movement to become a cultural figure?

Frank Sinatra

21

Did letters home tell of the horrors of war?

no

22

How many continents did Americans fight on?

3

23

How many casualties were there by the end of 1943?

over 100,000

24

How would people be notified that a loved one died?

Knock on a door

25

What was placed in the windows of the people who lost a loved one?

gold stars

26

What was the largest military operation in US history? When was it?

D-Day, June 6, 1944

27

How did people react when FDR died?

very sad, shocked

28

Who was the president after FDR?

Harry Truman

29

What showed Americans that the Japanese would fight until the end?

suicidal kamikaze attacks

30

What did the Enola Gay carry?

atomic bomb