World War II (Start-1943)

Timeline created by Colin Sabers
In History
  • Adolf Hitler becomes leader of Nazi party

    Adolf Hitler becomes leader of Nazi party
    Hitler Wiki Page
    Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party in 1921. This was the first step to eventually lead to World War II. The Nazi Party did not yet control Germany but was making its way. Hitler had been a part of the party since it had been founded.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The Wall Street Crash of 1929, or Black Tuesday, was the most devastating stock market crash in the United States. The stock market crash was the beggining of the Great Depression. The Great Depression last ten years until the United States joined World War II.
  • Nazis Elected

    Nazis Elected
    Nazi Party
    The Germans elected the Nazi party in 1930. This lead to Hitler becoming in charge that caused World War II. The Nazis were now the second largest political party in Germany. Later they became Germany's only political party.
  • Franklin Roosevelt becomes U.S. president

    Franklin Roosevelt becomes U.S. president
    Franklin Roosevelt Wiki Page
    Franklin Roosevelt became the president of the United States in 1932. He was the president for twleve years fours terms. He was president when America fought in World War II.
  • First concentration camp

    First concentration camp
    The first concentration camp at Oranienberg. This was just ouside of Berlin. This began the opening of many concentration camps to persecute thousands of Jewish people.
  • Hitler's Enabling Act

    Hitler's Enabling Act
    The Enabling Act gave Adolf Hitler the dictorial power that he used over Germany. When it was being voted for the Nazis threatened to kill anybody who opposed pass this act. When it was passed it completely ended democracy in Germany and gave Hitler legal dictatorship. Hitler promised he would use restraint and would promote peace with France, Britain, and the Soviet Union.
  • Germany leaves the League of Nations

    Germany leaves the League of Nations
    League of Nations Wiki Page
    The League of Nations was formed to end World War I. The mission was to maintain world peace by negotiation without violence. Germany quit the Leagye of Nations in 1933 and no longer had anything to do with world peace.
  • Hitler becomes Führer of Germany

    Hitler becomes Führer of Germany
    The German President, Paul von Hindenburg, had become sick and he died on August 2nd, 1934. Hitler was the of Germany and he was voted to be the next leader. He was now the Führer and he had complete control over Germany. The next day soldiers and public officials were required to take an oath of allegience to Hitler.
  • The Nuremberg Race Laws

    The Nuremberg Race Laws
    The Nuremberg Race Laws took the rights of citizenship away from the German Jews and made them just "subjects" to Hitler. These laws were "The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor", "The Reich Citizenship Law", and "The Law for the Protection of the Genetic Health of the German People." Thse laws forbid Jews to marry full Germans and nobody with any disease could be married.
  • War on Germany

    War on Germany
    On September 3rd Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany. Germany had stepped out of line so several nations decided it was time to do something about it. The next day the British Royal Air Force attacked the German Navy.
  • Germany Invades Britain

    Germany Invades Britain
    On September 3rd Hitler planned Operation Sea Lion, or the invasion of Britain. On September 7th the invasion, known as The Blitz, began. They bombed Britain for 57 nights and eventually the effort failed and Germany focused on other operations.
  • President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act

    President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act
    The Lend-Lease Act was to supply Britain, China, and othr Allied nations with materials for the war. This ended the United States neutral position in the war. 50 billion dollars of supplies were shipped.
  • Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor

    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor Wiki Page
    America had been trying to make peace with Japan and they refused. They were taken by surprise on December 7th when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor at Hawaii. The United States and Britain declared war on Japan the next day.
  • Hitler declares war on the United States

     Hitler declares war on the United States
    Germany sent a mesage the the United States to tell them that they are now in a state of war on December 11th. In the letter Germany blamed the United States for being the cause of their war. Germany seemed to think they were provoked into war by the United States.
  • First bombing of Germany by Americans

    First bombing of Germany by Americans
    The Americans first bombed the Germans at Wilhelmshaven. This made a difference in what way the war was going. At this point the Allies began taking the offensive against Germany.