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HIST 102 - History of the United States Since 1865 - Researching World War II - Gutierrez

Initial Topic Assessment

Find several topic that sound interesting to you. Break each topic down into keywords, and then run those terms through some of the sources your professor recommends, plus a few MJC history databases. You'll feel better knowing there are plenty of sources to support your work.


Topic Selection Considerations

Potential Topics

  1. How did U.S. foreign policy shift from the start through the end of World War II?
  2. What caused the U.S. to enter World War II?
  3. How was U.S. industry mobilized for World War II?
  4. What was the U.S. response to the Holocaust during World War II?
  5. What were the reasons for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II?
  6. What impact did World War II have on the American homefront?
  7. How was propaganda used in the U.S. during World War II?
  8. How did the Battle of Midway change the course of the war in the Pacific?
  9. Why was D-Day significant in shifting the war in Europe?
  10. How did the leadership of FDR impact the course of World War II?
  11. What were the motives behind the U.S. decision to use the atomic bombs on Japan?
  12. What were the contributions of [choose group below] to World War II and the war's impact on them
  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans
  • American Women