June 22

Battle of Okinawa ends

June 22, 1945

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  • Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945

    The U.S. victory over the Japanese Navy at Midway succeeded in stopping the Axis advance in the Pacific, and by early 1943 the Marines had driven the Japanese from Guadalcanal. This lesson will guide students through the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, tracing the path of the Allied offensives.

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France falls to Hitler’s armies

June 22, 1940

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  • Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939–1940
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939–1940

    The outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939 posed a serious challenge to U.S. neutrality. On the one hand, Americans' sympathies lay overwhelmingly with Great Britain and its allies; on the other hand, public sentiment overwhelmingly favored staying out of the war. Through a study of contemporary documents, students learn about the difficult choices faced by the Roosevelt administration during the first fifteen months of World War II, culminating in the decision to provide direct military aid to Great Britain.