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Hey we're doing WW2 in US history rite now, can someone help me with some questions?

Congress’s first response to the unexpected fall of France in 1940 was to
a. revoke all the neutrality laws.
b. expand naval patrols in the Atlantic.
c. enact a new neutrality law enabling the Allies to buy American war materials on a cash-and-carry basis.
d. call for the quarantining of aggressor nations.
e. pass a conscription law.

Franklin Roosevelt was motivated to run for a third term in 1940 mainly by his
a. personal desire to defeat his old political rival, Wendell Willkie.
b. belief that America needed his experienced leadership during the international crisis.
c. mania for power.
d. opposition to Willkie’s pledge to restore a strict policy of American neutrality.
e. belief that the two-term tradition limited democratic choice.

Overall, most ethnic groups in the United States during World War II
a. were further assimilated into American society.
b. were not allowed to serve in the military.
c. had their patriotism questioned as in World War I.
d. cast their vote for Republican candidates opposed to the war.
e. served in ethnically distinct military units.

In the period from 1885 to 1924, Japanese immigrants to the United States
a. poorly educated.
b. primarily from the island of Hokkaido.
c. some of the poorest people to enter the country.
d. exclusively farmers.
e. select representatives of their nation.

The fundamental American strategic decision of World War II was

a. to attack Germany and Japan simultaneously with equal force.
b. to concentrate naval forces in the Pacific and ground forces in Europe.
c. to attack Germany first while using just enough strength to hold off Japan.
d. to attack Germany and Japan from the "back door" routes of North Africa and China.

The major exception to the relatively good American civil liberties record during World War II was the treatment of

a. Communists.
b. Japanese-Americans.
c. Mexican-Americans.
d. German-Americans.

Wartime inflation and food shortages were kept partly in check by

a. price controls and rationing.
b. government operation of factories and railroads.
c. special bonuses to farmers and workers to increase production.
d. importation of additional fuel and food from Latin America.

The wartime shortage of labor was partly made up by bringing into the work force such groups as

a. teenage and elderly laborers.
b. Japanese and Chinese immigrants.
c. Mexican braceros and women.
d. sharecroppers and inner-city residents.

Compared with British and Soviet women during World War II, more American women

a. did not work for wages in the wartime economy.
b. worked in heavy-industry war plants.
c. served in the armed forces.
d. worked in agriculture.

The Fair Employment Practices Commission was designed to

a. prevent discrimination against blacks in wartime industries.
b. guarantee all regions of the country an opportunity to compete for defense contracts.
c. prevent discrimination in employment against women.
d. guarantee that those who had been unemployed longest would be the first hired.

The wartime migration of rural African-Americans to northern urban factories was greatly accelerated after the war by the invention of

a. the mass-produced automobile.
b. the gasoline-powered mechanical combine.
c. synthetic fibers such as nylon that largely replaced cotton cloth.
d. the mechanical cotton picker.

Besides African-Americans, another traditionally rural group who used service in the armed forces as a springboard to postwar urban life was

a. Scandinavian-Americans.
b. New England farmers.
c. Indians.
d. Japanese-Americans.

The Japanese advance in the Pacific was finally halted at the battles of

a. Guadalcanal and Tarawa.
b. Bataan and Corregidor.
c. Guam and Wake Island.
d. Coral Sea and Midway.

The essential American strategy in the Pacific called for

a. attacking the Japanese home islands as soon as possible from Chinese bases.
b. carrying the war into Southeast Asia from Australia and New Guinea.
c. advancing on as broad a front as possible all across the Pacific.
d. "island hopping" by capturing only the most strategic Japanese bases and bypassing the rest.

The employment of more than six million women in American industry during World War II led to
a. equal pay for men and women.
b. a greater percentage of American women in war industries than in any other nation in the world.
c. the establishment of day-care centers by the government.
d. a reduction in employment for black males.
e. a strong desire of most women to continue to work for wages after the war.

The U.S.-British demand for "unconditional surrender" was

a. a sign of the Western Allies' confidence of victory.
b. a non-controversial decision.
c. a weak verbal substitute for the promised "Second Front."
d. developed in close cooperation with the Soviet Union.

The national debt increased most during
a. Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.
b. Herbert Hoover’s administration.
c. World War II.
d. World War I.
e. the 1920s.

The American conquest of Guam and other islands in the Marianas in 1944 was especially important because

a. it halted the Japanese advance in the Pacific.
b. it crippled the Japanese navy and made possible round-the-clock bombing of Japan.
c. it paved the way for the American reconquest of the Philippines.
d. it indicated that the Japanese would surrender without an invasion of the home island.

The most difficult European fighting for Americans through most of 1943 occurred in

a. France.
b. Italy.
c. Germany.
d. Belgium.

The Allies postponed opening a second front in Europe until 1944 because
a. they hoped that Germany and the Soviet Union would cripple each other.
b. men and material were needed more urgently in the Pacific.
c. the Soviet Union requested a delay until it could join the campaign.
d. they believed that North Africa was more strategically vital.
e. of British reluctance and the desire to weaken Germany prior to an invasion

The spending of enormous sums on the original atomic bomb project was spurred by the belief that
a. a nuclear weapon was the only way to win the war.
b. the Germans might acquire such a weapon first.
c. the Japanese were at work on an atomic bomb project of their own.
d. scientists like Albert Einstein might be lost to the war effort.
e. the American public would not tolerate the casualties that would result from a land invasion of Japan.

Hitler's last-ditch effort to stop the British and American advance in the west occurred at

a. the Battle of Normandy.
b. the Battle of Château-Thierry.
c. the Battle of Rome.
d. the Battle of the Bulge.

Which of the following was not among the qualities of the American
participation in World War II?
a. a group of highly effective military and political leaders
b. an enormously effective effort in producing weapons and supplies
c. a higher percentage of military casualties than any other Allied nation
d. the preservation of the American homeland against invasion or destruction from the air
e. the maintenance and re-affirmation of the strength of American democracy

The second American atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of

a. Nagasaki.
b. Hiroshima.
c. Tokyo.
d. Okinawa.

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I could answer all these questions for you in a snap, but you need to show evidence of you doing your own work and not type up all your questions for other people to answer for you please.

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