World War II is the most important event of the 20th Century. It changed everything. Fifty million people died in World War II, including 405,000 Americans. The United States became a world power, the leading world power, because of World War II.
Over a thousand World War II veterans are dying every day. Soon such important personal stories will be lost forever... unless we record them now.
- 5.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, political, and social effects of World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath (i.e., 19301950) on the United States and South Carolina.
- 5.3.P Summarize the U.S. governments transition away from neutrality policies following World War I that led to its eventual involvement in World War II.
- 5.3.CC Analyze the changes and continuities regarding the United States international leadership during the period, including the rebuilding of Europe and the resettlement of displaced persons resulting from the Holocaust.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.
- USHC.4 Demonstrate an understanding of how the American identity both at home and abroad was affected by imperialism, world conflict, and economic boom and bust in the period 1893 to 1945.