Great Depression & WWII (1929-1945)

Outcome Tehran Conference 1943

The Primary Outcome of the 1943 Tehran Conference

As World War II progressed, it became apparent that a face-to-face conference between Allied leaders was needed. The primary outcome of the Tehran Conference in 1943 showed just how effective these conferences could be in determining Allied strategy. Early on in World War II, the situation was looking grim for the Allies. With France capitulating, …

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3 Causes of the Dust Bowl in the Great Depression

If you landed on this article you are likely searching for the causes of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Much of the historical literature of the Great Depression era focuses on the widespread economic devastation that engulfed the nation. The dust storms that swallowed the plains during the 1930s are typically featured as …

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Harnessing Nature’s Force: Hoover Dam’s Remarkable History

When looking at the history of the Hoover Dam, one must admire the incredible planning that went into its creation. The foresight of the project’s engineers and overseers to create a massive construction project that has stood the test of time is truly remarkable. The need for the Hoover Dam stems from the vast history …

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What Happened after Pearl Harbor? (Attack + US Response)

The Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was a stunning blow to the United States. As the site of the US Pacific fleet, the garrison was completely caught off guard and unprepared for the attack. Just what happened after the attack on Pearl Harbor completely changed the course of the war. …

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The Devastating Firebombing of Japan (Tokyo + Others)

On December 7th, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, officially drawing the United States into World War II. Luckily the bombing of Pearl Harbor was not a knockout blow and the US was able to recover relatively quickly. Payback and revenge was on the minds of many Americans when it came time to return the favor …

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Just How Bad Was Unemployment During The Great Depression?

The Great Depression was a worldwide economic crisis in the early 20th century that lasted for over a decade. There is no consensus among historians and economists over what exactly caused the event. Instead, it’s widely believed that a variety of factors combined together to form the crisis and its devastating impacts. One of the …

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Normandy Invasion and D-Day Casualties by beach

A Lasting Legacy: D-Day Casualties by Beach

As World War II raged on the Soviet Union desperately called for Great Britain and the US to open a second front in the west. Eventually the allies agreed which culminated in the historic event now known as D-Day. The world may know of the event, but not nearly as many know the exact D-Day …

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Women's role Workforce World War II

The Role of Women in the US Workforce During World War II

At the onset of World War II, the United States faced a major labor shortage that led to a drastic change in women’s role in the workforce. President Roosevelt had initiated the first peacetime draft in history in 1940 and after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the US fully mobilized for war. With …

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Timeline of Events at the Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway was one of the most important battles in World War II whereupon the timeline of major events lasted just a single day. In the span of a couple hours – a few minutes really – the Japanese war effort suffered a major blow. Prior to this battle the Japanese appeared unstoppable …

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How Many German U-boats Were Sunk in World War II?

The German U-boats were a deadly force during World War II, striking fear into the hearts of Allied sailors and threatening to turn the tide of the war in favor of Nazi Germany. But despite their fearsome reputation, U-boats were not invincible, and Allied forces successfully sunk a large percentage of the vessels. In this …

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