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World War II

America during the Second World War, 1941-1945

With the surprise Japanese air attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941, America's isolationist stance in the Second World War came to a sudden and dramatic end. Over the next four years, the US fought a two-front war in Europe and the Pacific alongside the other Allied powers. In addition to political and military developments, America's involvement in the war also brought important changes on the domestic front, with Americans from all walks of life becoming involved in one way or another. Women joined the American workforce in record numbers, taking over jobs normally held by the men who were now at war, creating the enduring 'Rosie the Riveter' image. Women also participated actively in the war by joining special military units, as did African-Americans. At the same time, German- and Japanese-Americans faced discrimination and the government established internment camps for the confinement of Japanese-Americans. The tide of the war turned in favour of the Allies after the Normandy landings on D-Day, and the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to the conflict.

"America during the Second World War, 1941-1945.". History Study Center, 


Welcome WWII Researchers:

This guide will help you find resources for selected topics on World War II. The catalogs and online database are a great place to start your research needs. The following pages will have books and other resources that focus on the topics given to you by your teacher. World War II is a vast topic, with a lot of information around, which these sources could lead you to other sources. This guide can help you understand the significance of how this War changed the world forever. If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



  • Pearl Harbor and US Entry into the war
  • Culture and War effort on the Homefront.
  • African Americans in World War II
  • Wartime Technology and Transportation
  • Manhattan Project and Japanese Bombings
  • American impact on the liberation of Western Europe
  • FDR's Leadership transition from the Great Depression to World War II
  • The 29th Infantry Division and their impact on D-Day
  • The Turning Point of the Battle of the Bulge

National Geographic- The Untold Secrets of World War II

Pearl Harbor Infographic

Caption: An infographic depicting the impact of the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. A "day that will live in infamy," the attack on Pearl Harbor inspired the nation and motivated the American people to wholeheartedly commit to the victory in the Second World War. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Annalisa Underwood/Released/HI816)
Description: An infographic depicting the impact of the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.
Source:  Naval History and Heritage Command -

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