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Chapter 27: The World War II Era


Textbook Activity Guide (TAG) #2 Allied Strategy for World War II in the Pacific
Strategy
Student Notes and Analysis
Where did Japan attack that encouraged the United States to declare war?
Location of Japanese attack: _________________________

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Answer the
questions in
writing.

Before the U.S. entered the area of Japanese control on the Pacific, what two major
battles were fought in 1942?
Battles: 1. _______________________
2. _______________________

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796-797
or

What seven major battles were fought inside of the area of Japanese control on the
Pacific?
Battle: _________________________ Battle: _________________________
Answer the
question in
writing.

Battle: _________________________ Battle: _________________________


Battle: _________________________ Battle: _________________________

map pg 797
Battle: _________________________
Instead of invading Japan, what two cities were attacked with atomic bombs?
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text pg 798

Answer the
question in
writing.

Cities:

1. _______________________
2. _______________________

What is a likely reason that is was important to fight at Midway and Coral Sea before
the Allies entered the area of Japanese control? (see information related to step #1)
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

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796-798
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or

Answer the
questions by
analyzing the
information
from steps 1-3.

Why is the term island-hopping used to describe the war in the Pacific?
(see information related to step #2)
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

map pg 797
_______________________________________________________________________
What is one reason that the use of atomic bombs on Japan was (and still is)
controversial? (see information related to step #3)
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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