WWII Causes and Effects

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  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
  • U.S. establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union

    U.S. establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union
  • Bette Davis wins an Oscar for her role in the film Dangerous

    Bette Davis wins an Oscar for her role in the film Dangerous
  • American athlete Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin

  • Mercury Theatre Radio's production of "War of the Worlds" sets off a national panic

  • Swiss chemist Paul Muller develops the insecticide DDT

  • WWII Begins when German troops invade Poland

  • Selective Training and Service Act

    the first peacetime draft in U.S. history
  • Roosevelts third term as president

  • Physicists isolate plutonium

  • Orson Welle's movie Citizen Kane is released

    Citizen Kane inspired by William Randolph Hearst
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

  • Japanese attacked Clark Air Force Base in the Philipines after the bombing of WWII

  • War Production Board (WPB)

    directed the conversion of existing factories into wartime production and supervised the building of new plants.
  • Battle of the Java Sea

    The Japanese navy crushed a fleet of Australian, British, Dutch, and U.S. warships that had been trying to block a Japanese invasion of Java
  • Japan Invades Java

    Japan invades Java and begins conquest of New Guinea
  • zinc coated pennies are minted to conserve copper for weapons

  • U.S. forces in Phillipines surrender after extended siege

  • Battle of the Coral Sea

  • Battle of Midway

  • ford produces the last auto to be produced until after the war

  • Stalingrad

    Axis troops surrendered june 1943
  • Battle of El Alamein

  • Guadalcanal

  • Office of War Mobilization (OWM)

    coordinated all government agencies involved in war effort
  • U.S. begins rationing shoes

    limits civilians to three pairs of leather shoes per year
  • Italy surrenders to allies but German forces occupy the country to keep the allies from doing so

  • Chicago's first subway opens

  • Tehran Conference, Roosevelt Churchill and Stalin meet

    allies met to discuss opening a second front in western europe. and recognizing iran as it's own country
  • Allies troops storm the beaches of Normandy

  • World Bank established

  • Allies liberate France

  • rationaing of all food except sugar ends in U.S.

  • U.S. drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima