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Welcome to U.S. History with Mr. Polish! Our class will meet every Tuesday from 8 – 9:15 am and your attendance there is required. Because we only meet one day a week, it is important that you maintain communication with me by e-mail if you are having any issues with me, school, or the work. My e-mail is and I check it every day so expect me to get back to you no more than 24 hours after you have messaged me.

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Bring your big blue U.S. History textbook to class.


WWII Take Home Essay

Did the U.S. play a positive or negative role in WWII? 

Using examples from A People’s History of the United States, the U.S. History textbook, and the “Truman on Trial” readings craft an argument that addresses whether or not U.S. involvement in WWII was morally righteous.

In crafting your argument, make sure to answer each of the following sub-questions:

Why did the U.S. get involved in WWII?

Did the U.S. conduct itself justly during WWII?

Did the U.S. end WWII in a just way?