Robert Kennedy's  United States History Class


World War II and on to the Cold War


In a 6-10 paragraph essay, respond to the following.  Be sure to include in your discussion all the of the Learning Objectives Essay Prompt

Essay Prompt:
 Discuss the background leading to and the results of World War II.   Your discussion must cover American's attitudes toward foreign affairs following World War I, FDR's political pragmatism, the  key events that got the United State involved in World War II, and show how the results led  the Cold War. 

Learning Objective I:  
Discuss America’s attitude toward foreign affairs

Learning Objective II
Discuss FDR’s political pragmatism  as he shifts from isolationism to intervention

Learning Objective III:
Discuss the results of World War II and show how 
(1) conflicts in ideologies, 
(2) war time politics
(3) and America’s new economic and military position led to the Cold War and the Atomic Age.  

Learning Objective IV:

1. Identify the arguments of Robert Maddox he presents in the following article:

2. Identify the arguments of the film posted below 

After identifying the arguments of the article and the film, respond to the following:

Was it militarily necessary to drop the bomb; was it moral and ethical?

Be sure to cite evidence from both the film and the article.