World War II

By: Jake Steinhardt

September 1, 1939- September 2, 1945

World War II

Essential Question #1

What was the cause of World War 2?

- A cause of World War 2 was the bombing of pearl harbor. It happened December 7, 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.

Essential Question #2

Who was involved in the war?

- World War 2 was fought between two groups of countries. On one side were the Axis Powers, including Germany, Italy and Japan. On the other side were the Allies. They included Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China and the United States of America.

Fun Facts

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during WW2
  • 2,402 American men were killed and 1,280 injured at the bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • 12,000 heavy bombers were shot down in World War 2
  • 84 German Generals were executed by Hitler