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Battle Of Midway: -U.S. Navy defeated Japanese.
-Major turning point for U.S.
-Americans broke Japanese radio code & surprised them.
-U.S. adopted island hopping strategy & slowly worked their way to Japan.

Guadalcanal: -1st major Japanese target in U.S.
-island hopping strategy.
-Fought Japanese for over 6 months.
-Eventually, Japanese gave up the islands.
-U.S. (Allied) forces used this as a base to attack other imported Japanese target in the Pacific

Navajo Code Talkers: -U.S. military used Navajo Indians to send coded radio messages.
-Japanese never able to break the coded messages.

Battles of Iwo Jima & Okinawa: -U.S. military able to take these 2 islands at a high cost.
-Provided air bases for the U.S. to bomb Japan.

Atomic Bomb: -Manhattan Project was the U.S.'s secret program to build an atomic bomb.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer- Lead scientist.
-Took 3 years to develop a working bomb.

A-bomb Decision: -Invasion of Japan would be too costly.
-President Truman- Warned to surrender.
-1st bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
-2nd bomb dropped on Nagasaki 3 days later.

VJ Day: -Aug. 14, 1945, Japan accepts U.S.'s terms for surrender.
-Supreme Allied Commander in the Pacific, Douglas MacArthur accepted the surrender.

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