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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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    Great Responsibilities and New Global Power

    World War II transformed the United States from a midlevel global power to the leader of the “free world.” With this rapid rise in power and influence, the United States had to take on new responsibilities, signaling the beginning of the "American era."

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    Halloween on the Home Front

    Halloween today still brings with it traditions that were familiar during the 1940s. However the home front festivities during the war years also held some key differences as well. 

  • Reel History Filmmaker Talks: History Speaks

    Join Dr. Kristen Burton, Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist, as she moderates a conversation with the filmmakers behind History Speaks: The Diary of a Generation. Viewers will also be able to watch a segment of History Speaks: Hooray for Hollywood.

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Real World Science

11/10/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn how to use stories from World War II to teach your students the science they need to know at the elementary and middle school level. 

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"To The Best of My Ability"

Episode 9 – The Pool of Armed Might

Allied victory had rescued humanity from a dark future, but for President Truman and his administration, the celebrations were short lived. There were still a number of challenges that remained, including the demobilization of millions of men and women, reshaping the economy without putting millions out of work, social unrest and growing racial tensions at home, and the looming threat of the nation’s burgeoning rivalry with the Soviet Union.

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