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Handout #2:
VIEWER'S GUIDE FOR "A NATION OF LIBERTIES" -- DEMOCRACY AND WORLD WAR II

Directions: Before you view the first video segment, answer questions A and B.

A) What had the Nazis, Japanese, and other Axis nations done that justified fighting a world war?




B) What ideas or principles were Americans and the other Allies fighting for?




You will answer questions C through E after you watch the video. You should read the following questions before your teacher shows the video so you will know what to watch for.



Directions: As you view the video clip, think about the following questions:

C) How did World War II change America?




D) According to Joan Biskupic, what major tensions existed in this time and in the time period that followed the war?




E.) What do you think Ms. Biskupic meant when she referred to the Supreme Court and said, "They don't move in a straight line. They move in fits and starts. They have to backtrack"?





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