World War II: The American Experience
Part 1: The Military Experience
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that provides a comprehensive view of the American military experience during World War II. The paper should do the following:
Identify the causes for American involvement in the war.
Present an analysis of the major military campaigns of the war.
Analyze each of the following military campaigns, including two to three of the related subtopics, the results of the campaign, and overall success for the Allies.
Emphasize the American position in each campaign.
North African Campaign
Rommel and Von Amim in North Africa
Patton and Bradley in North Africa
Rommel withdraws from El Agheila
Battle of El Guettar
Fall of Messina
Landing at Anzio
Fall of Rome
Include maps, quotes, or statistics as appropriate.
Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Part 2: The Home Experience
Create a 6- to 10-slide presentation using Microsoft? PowerPoint? or another multimedia tool that provides a comprehensive view of the American home front during World War II. Include the following:
The economic characteristics, such as tax policies, industrial production, employment, and manufacturing
The political characteristics, such as the evolution of America from isolationism to limited support to full engagement in the war, and how the branches of government worked together to form a cohesive war strategy
The social characteristics, such as opportunities for women and minorities, internment of Japanese Americans, demographic shifts, leisure activities, and others