World War II Took Place From 1939-1945

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• World War II took place from 1939-1945. Franklin Roosevelt was the president when WWII began and remained until he died in 1945. He prepared Americans for the conflict during the war. He formed a Lends-Lease to Britain, declaring America “the great arsenal of democracy.” The Lend-Lease Act was the means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II. After that America had produced thousands of airplanes, ships and etc. for its allies. The war ended the Great Depression, economically, because millions of unemployed Americans returned to work to make the products for war. Harry Truman was president during the remainder of the war. There were two major alliances during WWII: the Axis and the Allies. The Axis alliance consisted of Germany, Italy and Japan. The Allied powers were led by Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union. The Battle of Normandy, lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. It is also known as D-Day. The United States launched a strike known as island-hopping," establishing island bases and also established air control. The idea was to capture key islands, until Japan was within range of American bombers. The Enola Gay, during Truman’s Presidency, became World War II 's famous airplane that dropped the world 's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in1945. President Truman appointed George Marshall in 1947, the victor during WWII, to be Secretary of…
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