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The final exam covers: -Living in the Nuclear Age. -Living in the Technological Age. -The Blitz of London. -The Eastern Front. -The Holocaust. -World War II in Europe. -Youth Culture in Brit...
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History 150 Final Exam May 6, 2016 1 World War II in Europe.  Battle of France. o June 14, 1940, the Germans captured Paris. o June 22, 1940, the French surrendered.  Winston Churchill. o Replaced Neville Chamberlin as the Prime Minister of Britain.  British preparations for a possible war. o Civil defense measures.  Plans for the evacuation of children from London and other cities.  Bomb shelters.  The Anderson shelter (private) and public shelters.  Recruitment of people to work in the Air and Precaution Service (APR).  Air raid wardens.  Rescue workers.  Gas masks.  Preparation for mass funerals and production of death certificates.  Operation Sea Lion. o German air force would eliminate and outnumber the British air force.  Battle of Britain. o Strategic bombing locations:  Air force bases.  Radar stations.  Ports and factories in the southeast. o A German plane dropped a bomb on London by accident. o Britain responded by bombing Berlin.  ‘Blitz’ of London. o What was it?  Began in the East End of London.  Hundreds of German planes filled the sky and bombed London for a further 56 nights in a row. o Physical destruction?  Notable landmarks damaged.  Tower of London.  House of Commons.  The British Library.  St. Paul’s Cathedral.  Gas supplies.  Water pipes.  Electricity lines. o How did Londoners cope with the bombing?  Barbara Nixon.  They formed groups and found shelters to go to.  Life was still going to continue despite the bombings.  People thought they would be safer underground.  Attracted attention from the government.  Edward Murrow.  Business carried on as casual.  People adapted to their surroundings.  Spent their night underground, and carried on with their day above ground.  Operation Barbarossa. History 150 Final Exam May 6, 2016 2 o Invasion of the Soviet Union. o Hitler never intended to abide by the pact he signed. o He thought there would be more living space for Germany if they invaded the Soviet Union. o Although he acquired 900,000 miles of territory, Hitler had not defeated the Soviet forces.  “General Winter”. o Daytime weather rarely rose above ­13 degrees. o Nighttime weather fell as low as­40 degrees. o Men literally froze their a** off.  Operation Bolero. o The United States launched what was the start of the Normandy Invasion. o Shipped 1.5 million soldiers and 5 million tons of equipment into Britain in preparation.  Fortitude. o Deception plan codename to surprise Germans in an attack. o Played with German expectations of where they would be attacking from.  The Normandy Invasion. o Germany built up the coastline in anticipation for an allied powers attack. o Some places were more protected than others because of their short distance between the two countries.  150,000 allied soldiers participated from America, Britain, and Canada.  Omaha Beach. o The ‘Bedford Boys’.  Sent to the Slapton Sands to practice their beach landings and trial runs.  These men were from Bedford, Virginia.  This town suffered the nation’s severest D­Day loss.  19 of the 34 who participated in the landing were killed. The Holocaust.  Einsatzgruppen. o S.S. Death Squads followed the German army into the Soviet Union. o Mobil killing machines. o Their job was to round up the Jewish population out of their homes where they would bring all of their belongings and turn their belongings over to the officers; then undress and be executed one­ by­one.  Wannsee Conference. o Came up with a new way of killing the Jewish people. o 15 men to co­ordinate the “Final Solution of the Jewish Problem”.  Adolf Eichmann, Heinrich Himmler and 13 other men that represented the other departments in the role that will carry out the plan.  “The Final Solution of the Jewish Problem”. o Planned genocide. o Comb Europe from the West to the East for Jews. o Deport the Jews o the eat  Poland. o Outline the death of the deportees.  European participation/collaboration in the Holocaust. o German, French, Dutch, Polish, Swiss, and Russian.  Had come to believe that there was a “Jewish problem” that had to be “solved”.  Passed laws that that required Jews to wear identifying stars and strictly limited their movements and activities. o The Nazi hierarchy. o Architects who helped build the camps. o Engineers who design the gas chambers and crematoria. History 150 Final Exam May 6, 2016 3 o Municipal officials of cities from which people were deported. o Train drivers. o Residents of villages near the camps, who reports the smell of bodies burning.   “Industrialization of death”. o Use of technology/ developments in industry for mass murder.  Used the railroad to transport millions of Jewish people to Poland.  Gas will kill them more efficiently and quickly.  Personal killings will still be used.  Resistance to deportation. o In the fall of 1943, Danish people saved 7,200 of the 7,700 Jewish people in Denmark. o Johannes Bogaard of the Netherlands and his family saved more than 300 Jews, many of them children, by hiding them throughout their farms.  Night.  Living in the Nuclear Age.  The atomic bomb and its consequences. o The development of atomic power will provide the nations with new means of destruction. o There is almost not limit to the destructive power which will become available in the course of their future development. o The cities of the United States as well as the cities of other nations will be in continuous danger of sudden annihilation.  The nuclear arms race. o Development of intercontinental missiles. o Expansion of both military powers: the United States and the Soviet Union.  Federal Civil Defense Administration. o Civil defense measures/advice to civilians about how to prepare for a possible nuclear attack.  The government spent $31 billion over the course of 13 years on the construction of a highway system that stretched 41,000 miles.  It was built to facilitate movement of the military and to activate evacuation from the cities.  Duck and Cover.  Bert the turtle video clip that showed people what to do in case the alarms of a bomb went off.  Bomb shelters/products for bomb shelters.  Major piece of advice to build your own bomb shelter and stock it up with food and supplies for at least 2 weeks’ worth.  Practiced no matter where you lived.  Became a part of the American society/ culture. Youth Culture in the 1960s.  Mass consumption and mass culture. o Rising employment, higher earnings, and lower agricultural price combined to give households and individuals more purchasing power.  Household appliances did not simply save labor or create free time, for they came packaged with more demanding standards of housekeeping and new investments in domesticity.  o Changes were boosted by new industries devoted to marketing, advertising, and credit payment.  Entailed shifts in values. o Reshape how citizens thought about their needs, desires, and entitlements. History 150 Final Exam May 6, 2016 4 o New patterns in consumption spurred wide­ranging changes in mass culture.  Much depended on the spending habits and desires of the new generation.  The “teenager”. o The emergence of a new social category of a distinctive consumer group with distinctive sending patterns. o Spent their money on clothes and albums.  Teenage clothing trends from London. o Miniskirts and military jackets.  Teenagers and music. o The Who.  Created a sound no one else could copy.  Started the trend of smashing instruments and destroying hotel rooms.  The song­“My Generation”­ was hailed as the anthem for 1960s youth. Living in the Technological Age.  Important developments in electronic technology. o Electronic technology and its global implications.  Electronic   systems   and   devices   designed   to   create,   store,   and   share   information multiplied, becoming staggeringly more powerful and accessible.  None with so great an impact on everyday lives of men and women around the world as the personal computer.  Leaps  forward in electronic technologies  provided new world­wide platforms  for commercial interests.  Tim Berners­Lee. o Invented the World Wide Web in 1989.  Piper Jaffray Report (2013). o This market research report is about teenagers in America: ages 12­17.  A majority of teens reported that parents provided more than ½ of their spending money.  Teens cited friends as the strongest influence on their purchase decisions.


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