Today you have a powerpoint to review that covers 2 lessons: 28.2 is all about the tactics that Japan employed to gain ground and sea in the Pacific Rim, including the attack at Pearl Harbor, and the U.S. response. It is important to note that at the time, the United States was unprepared for war, so our retaliatory actions took place withe the resources we had on hand. As we built up our Armed Forces, we felt it beneficial to help our allies in Europe before taking on the Empire of Japan fully. The second lesson (28.3) is about the Holocaust. Notice the steps in which the Holocaust progressed. I am sorry that we are not in class to discuss this, because it is really fascinating. Notice that the Holocaust did not happen all at once; rather it was a systematic removal of rights that begins in the early to mid 1930s with anti-Jewish sentiment that results in the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, Kristalnacht in 1938, consolidation of Jews in to ghettos in 1939, and then to the Holocaust. It was a decade long process that was so shocking we can never forget that it occurred.
song of the day
I'm feeling a bit retro this week, even though the bands I'm featuring are modern. This is a fantastic band who are unfortunately no longer around due to the death of their singer due to cancer a few years ago. But their sound is amazing, and they reproduce the sound of Motown very well. Here, for your listening pleasure, is Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with Tell me