A Young Peoples' History of the United States: World War II and the Cold War

World War II was widely regarded as the “people’s war,” a fight against evil: the totalitarian, racist, militaristic German state. However, did the governments fighting against Hitler “represent something significantly different?” During World War II, did the U.S. conduct itself in a manner consistent with its commitment to human rights? And after the war, did it exemplify the values “for which the war was supposed to have been fought?”

Presenters: Chelsea Egenberger and Erin Voichoski, Civic Nebraska School Community Coordinators

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