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Create an effective extended response on the following prompt:


After tracing the movement of The United States throughout the Pacific, how was their involvement pivotal to the allied forces during WWII? Think about each battle in the Pacific and the course of The U.S. from Pearl Harbor towards Japan. Thinking about what was being used besides Naval ships; what was important about each island?  

bryANNA.HERSMAN
3/27/2013 10:45:04 pm

They had gradually moved closer to Japan by island hopping. Taking back there land they used to own because its safer to go to japan from a smaller distance than a longer because wheat if people were injured and you had to go back to your base and it was 14,000 miles farther than a base that could have been like 1,000 miles coming from guam. Also easier to get supplies and air fields to send out to japan. The more men that they killed made them feel better. The u.s. had made a few surprise attacks.

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Mm
3/27/2013 10:52:50 pm

Ms hersman, good response! But who is
They?

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Jacob Gregory
3/27/2013 10:45:20 pm

The U.S. wanted to have good land to settle just in case they would have to fight Japan,so the U.S. took over the islands that seemed most crucial to Japan's defense. Each island had airfields so we could have air bases on the islands but to take over the islands,there had to be a battle.Guam was the best island for taking over. It was only 1,400 miles from Japan.

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Mm
3/27/2013 10:53:55 pm

Mr Gregory, very good but are you sure Guam was the best island to take? What about Iwo Jima or Okinawa?

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Jerry L.
3/27/2013 10:46:14 pm

THe United States' battles against Japan I believe to be pivotal because the U.S. kept the bulk of Japan's military busy fighting for control and attempting to defend island that they had already captured.
Also the U.S. was fighting to put some of Japan's airfields out of use on these islands in the pacific, which came to be use due to the fact that Japan's air forces were what Japan was most known for using in battle highly weakening the Japanese military, which weakens the overall power of the Central Powers.

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Mm
3/27/2013 10:56:24 pm

Great, but don't use "I believe"

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kasey carson
3/27/2013 10:46:28 pm

the island hoping tatic was very useful in world war 2 , because it took Marines and air force to take over all the island. The marines are important because they are the best and the toughest fighters that the U.S has ever produced so when they where sent in they took every airfield so that the air force could land and take off closer to japan.

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Mm
3/27/2013 10:57:40 pm

Me Carson, good response! Just elaborate some more

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hunter vandiver
3/27/2013 10:46:34 pm

the united states was pivotal to the allied forces because they helped weaken one of the biggest parts of the axis forces and take away land and all there strongholds from them. and they were not only using naval ships but they were also using planes, and, subs. and the important thing about every island was taking them away from japan because they were all vital to japans success. just like taking over iwo shiima and guam for the airstrips.

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Mm
3/27/2013 10:58:18 pm

Very nice job here!

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caitlyn king
3/27/2013 10:46:46 pm

The United states were pivotal to the WWII because the u.s was aiding other place with the lend lease act. And Japanese wanted peace and didn't see that so attacked the u.s. the Japanese had a good army that fought till the death. The u.s. had pride and good army. but the japanese always fought and rather die then back down. The united states wanted too take over on place with the Japanese head quarters, because it would take a huge chunk out of japans defense.

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Mm
3/27/2013 10:59:13 pm

Ms king, great job!

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Jonathan Michaels
3/28/2013 03:21:26 am

Most agreeable, Plus adding to the island capture were the airstrips to help defend the island and help with the expansion to attack other islands.

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gabe
3/27/2013 10:48:53 pm

without the US, the allied forces would have fallen.
there were a lot of different weapons, ships, and plains.
and all of the islands the japanese and Americans were fighting for had
runways. the japanese were making airfields and that was to important
to the war not to attack them.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:01:15 pm

Mr partridge, not bad, but I would like to see more elaboration on those key points

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Maria Bradley
3/27/2013 10:52:10 pm

General Douglas MacArthur was the general for the United States in charge of plans for the Pacific. The main thing all of the islands had were Air fields and landing strips. Japan went for the weaker islands while they stuck Pearl Harbor, hoping they would dstract The US with perl harbor. So, they wouldn't pay as much attention to the smaller islands. The US was using the smaller islands closer to Japan, to attack Japan. They could easily go back to Okinawa or Iwo Jima, to refuel on the landing strips, and then back to japan.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:02:30 pm

Ms Bradley, great response!

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owen mowery
3/27/2013 10:53:18 pm

the u.s of A wanted to settle the score with japan from them bombing pearl harbor so now the U.S. will sneak attack the japanese by island hopping from island to another. june 3rd the battle of midway when general douglas macarthur defeated the japanese in the battle of midway and then oh won other critical battles. the battle of guata canal was the biggest and yet one of the last battles between the U.S. and the japanese empire. the battle was won by the U.S.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:04:45 pm

Mr Mowery, very nice, but perhaps mention the other battles that were pivotal as well as making the claim more effective

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Kyle Black
3/27/2013 10:53:46 pm

The U.S. was angry with Japan for bombing Pearl Harbor. The U.S. general was Douglas MacArthur. The U.S. involvement was pivotal to the allies because if the U.S. defeated Japan they became weaker and easier to defeat. Each defeat lead the U.S. closer to Japan. So it was easier to get naval ships to Japan. The most important thing about each island was their air fields.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:06:02 pm

Good response! Maybe just mention a few of the battles and islands to make for a more effective response

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Chris Zink
3/27/2013 10:55:48 pm

The U.S. started to plan to take over other islands after the pacific. They started to fight all the japans after they came and destroyed pearl harbor. There were about a million marines in the U.S. forces that wanted to fight the battles that the U.S. had to do to start taking over japan and there islands. All of the islands had airfields that were guarded by the japans. So the first thing the U.S. had to do was take over the airfields. When the U.S. killed the japans it made them feel better.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:07:04 pm

Me zink, very nice response!

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Mr.Biller
3/27/2013 10:56:39 pm

the islands where very important to both the U.S. and Japan because if they capture certain islands. Like the island Uokima it was important because it was half way in between Japan and the U.S. and it would save a lot of the dangorous trip, while the 2 sides faught for it over 2 million people died. They also faught for manny others but that one was probably the most important.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:39:45 pm

Great job mr biller! Mentioning some of
The battles would have made for more effective response

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Rosa Jaime
3/27/2013 10:58:01 pm

Basically they Island hopped. The wanted to get closer to Japan and gain more territory. What they used were air forces, planes. It was easier to get supplies and to get to a safer place. The more territory they had, the more surprise attacks they'll do. The importance of each island was letting U.S. get closer to Japan and attack.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:40:38 pm

Ms jaime, the content is good but you need a much better claim here

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Jennifer Le
3/27/2013 10:58:11 pm

General Douglas MacArthur was the United States general in charge of plans for the Pacific. Slowly time by time the islands slowly got closer and closer to Japan , because if they attacked from Pearl Harbor it would be harder to get from Pearl Harbor to Japan . so they slowly took over other islands as they got closer to Japan , all of those islands had air fields which meant they would have a place to take off to the next island , Finally they got to Okinawa which was the closest island to Japan and Japan wouldnt know when they would attack , so they wouldnt be ready for they attack.

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Mm
3/27/2013 11:41:14 pm

Ms le, great response!!!

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Cheyenne Yen
3/27/2013 10:59:03 pm

Japanese planned to take over and make a bad place, they fought till death. They invaded pearl harbor. Americans didn't want the Japanese to have any air fields. Americans would fight the closes island ti them and then fight them, win then go home reload and go to the next. General Douglas Macarthur Each was they won, they got closer to japan.

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Mm
3/28/2013 01:13:05 am

Ms yen, this isn't bad but at some points your response is vague and your writing isn't clear

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BJ VanPelt
3/27/2013 10:59:38 pm

The United States involvement in World War II was important to the Allied forces because America was able to take over some of Japans islands which then gave America a shorter route to Japan that way they didn't have to go from Pearl Harbor to Japan and then back to Pearl Harbor. So the shorter route allowed America take less loses when it came to our planes because with more airfields we could have our planes stop to refuel and wait for support instead of fly back with no support and get blown to bits.

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Mm
3/28/2013 01:14:13 am

Mr van pelt, great response! I would have chosen better words for that last sentence, but overall very good!

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E M I L Y W O O D S
3/27/2013 11:00:16 pm

Japanese planned to take over. Americans didnt want Japan to have any air fields. General Douglas Macarthur made these things into island hopping. Americans would fight the closes island to them and then fight then, win, then go home reload and go to the next. Each war they won, they got closer to Japan.

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Mm
3/28/2013 02:35:54 am

Ms woods, god start but you need a little more to make for an effective reaponse

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Holly
3/27/2013 11:00:22 pm

Tracing the movement of the United States through the Pacific was that Japan fought for control in the Pacific. Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor and thought the United States would surrender right away. Japan wanted to make peace but it didn't work. After the Pearl Harbor battle, they worked their way to Battle of Midway in 1942. Japan sent four troops/leaders to MIdway. 18/20 killed enterprise torpedo. They then went over to Guaducanal in 1942. It was the first American offence. They built aircraft and had 1900 young marines. The third battle was in Guam, 1944. They had 21 days of combat, 400 men we forced to surrender, and it was three days after the attack at Pearl Harbor. It was 14,000 miles away from Japan. Their fourth destination of battle was Iwo Jima in 1945. It had 500 ships and had a quarter of a million men. It turned out to be the most violent war. Lastly, was the Okinawa. Also in 1945. 200,000 people died. In each island, they had airfields to create aircraft to bomb the other country they are battling.

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Mm
3/28/2013 01:15:54 am

Ms yeater, very detailed! Very clear! As usual, phenomenal response!

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erica metzgar
3/27/2013 11:08:43 pm

the united states did island hopping so it was easier to take over. They had many battles agenst japan do to them trying to take control of land that was already seized. The battle of midway 1942 japan fought for central pacific 4 japanese leaders were sent to midway. 18/20 killed by a enterpnisetorpedo. The battle of guaducanal 6 months campaian guaducanal is the battle of american office 1942 aug 7 19,000 young mariens built aircraft. The battle of guam july 1944 21 days of combat 3 days after the attack of pearl harbor 400 men forced to surrender. Guam 14,000 miles away from japan. The battle of okinawa 200,000 people died. Each island they had airfields to create aircraft to bomb the other country they are battling.

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Mm
3/28/2013 02:37:36 am

Ms metzgar, great response....work a little more on a more effective claim

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Kyler Lehman
4/16/2013 10:32:50 am

The reason that United States had moved throughout the Pacific is because each island they conquered made them one step closer to Japan. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States had joined the allies to attack Japan. They had started with the Battle of Midway in 1942. Then they moved into the Battle of Guadalcanal, a six month campaign in August of 1942. The US then moved into the Battle of Guam, which was about 14,000 away from Japan. The last battle for control was the Battle of Okinawa.

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Kyler Lehman
4/16/2013 10:36:27 am

The significance of each island was that each one of them were close to Japan so a surprise attack would be easier and more successful.

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