The US in World War II
World War II transformed the United States from a country mainly concerned with its own problems to a nation involved in the affairs of the entire world. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. was drawn into the largest worldwide conflict of modern times. Explore the history of the U.S. in World War II using the sites recommended below.
The US in World War II
Insights for the US in World War II
- As in the section devoted to the United States in World War I, many of the Web sites listed below are useful for researching not only American involvement in World War II, but global involvement in the War as well.
- Visit the World War II Reference Web Guide for a detailed look at the war and its role in world history.
Top Sites for the US in World War II
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Pearl Harbor: Remembered is presented by the USS Arizona Visitor Center, and offers a timeline of the attack. Find maps of the harbor at the time, and the route of the Japanese attack. Read a brief history of the event, or listen to audio files presented here.
Spartacus Educational presents the “Second World War,” a chronology of the war with sections devoted to military leaders from the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan and Russia. Find a section on women in the war, photographs and many other topics.
University of San Diego hosts the World War II Timeline, created by Steven Schoenherr, a history professor at the university. Browse by date (going back to 1917) or topic to find maps, documents and images.
The World at War is a comprehensive look at the military history of World War II. Topics are divided by year, and there is a message board for those interested in discussing the war with others. This site is maintained by a university professor, so don’t discredit its content just because of its poor design.
For information about the Japanese-American internment ...
National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA) presents a Web site on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Find audio and visual resources, and material for educators.
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The National Security Archive presents documents to the public after they have been declassified by the government. In addition to providing a general overview of the atomic bomb during World War II, the site links to a number of documents from the time.
Contra Costa County Office of Education presents "The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb," a resource for teachers and students. Find plenty of coverage of the science and scientists behind the atomic bomb.