Part 1. Identifications- Identify and state the significance of 10 (ten) of the following twenty IDs. (5 points each)
- Manhattan Project11. Douglas MacArthur
- United Nations12. Final Solution
- Breton Woods Conference13. Harry S Truman
- Operation Overlord14. Yalta Conference
- Island Hopping15. The Long Telegram
- Strategic Bombing Campaign16. NATO
- Internment Camps17. Battle of the Bulge
- Nuremburg Trials18. Yalta Conference
- Truman Doctrine19. Rosie the Riveter
- Battle of the Atlantic20.Tuskegee Airmen
Part 2. Essays-Write complete answers to 2 (two) of the following. (25 points each)
- Bet Historians are largely divided into three camps when assessing the causes and the responsibility for the Cold War. “Orthodox” historians place the primary blame for the Cold War on the Soviet Union and Communism. “Revisionist” Historians primarily place the blame on the United States in an unrelenting quest for hegemony and markets. “Realist” historians reject issues of blame. Instead, they see the Cold War arising from “great powers acting like great powers.” In short, they argue that United States and the Soviet Union acted on perceived national interests. Which of these three do you think is the most accurate and why? Was the Cold War primarily an ideological or a geopolitical context? Be sure to consider the motivations and actions of both superpowers during the Early Cold War period (1945-1950).
- Consider the approach taken towards postwar planning during World War II. What issues and concerns motivated Allied policymakers? How did the experience of the First World War and the interwar period influence policymakers as they looked to craft the peace? How successful do you consider their efforts, especially in comparison the efforts following World War I? Support your answer.
- Consider both the role of intelligence and the home front in the Second World War? What role did both play in the Allied victory and the Axis defeat? Be sure to include specific details from both sides of the war to support your answer.
- Consider the path of the war from December 7, 1941 though the end of the war. Why did the Allies win the war? Did the Allies win the war or did the Axis lose it? Defend your answer.
Remember: Coverage Counts. Be as complete and detailed in your answers as possible.