Chapter 27

  • Washington Disarmament Conference

    Washington Disarmament Conference
    The Washington Disarmament Conference included delegates from the United States, Japan, Great Britain, and six other nations. The goal was a political settlement of the Asian situation. However, the most pressing issue was a naval race between Japan and the US. Japan was eager for an agreement. At the Conference, Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes outlined a plan for naval disarmament. As a result, three months later delegates signed a Five Power Treaty.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact Signed.

    Kellogg-Briand Pact Signed.
    Frank B. Kellogg, Aristide Briand, and representatives of twelve other nations met in Paris. Their plan was to sign a treaty outlawing war. They created the Kellogg-Briand Pact as a result of American effort to avoid involvement in the European Alliance System.
  • All Quiet On The Western Front

    a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.
  • First of the Neutrality Acts passed

    Congress passed the first of the neutrality acts in 1935, and it banned the sale of arms to nations at war. The act also warned American citizens not to sail on belligerent ships
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Enacted

    The Hawley-Smoot Tariff was enacted in the 1930s and raised the high American tariff which affected England, France, and Germany.
  • japan invades china

    japan invades china and starts the pacific events of ww2.
  • Anti-War Rallies

    Many college campuses were anti-war. At Princeton, there was a creation of the veterans of future wars which was a parody on veteran's groups to demand a bonus of $1000 apiece before they marched off to a foreign war. Many students and professors walked out of class to attend massive anti-war rallies.
  • Second Neutrality Act

    The second neutrality act passed by Congress in 1936 added a ban on loans to the first neutrality act.
  • Third Neutrality Act

    The third of the three neutrality acts passed made the previous prohibitions permanent and required, on a two-year trial basis, that all trade other than munitions be conducted on a cash-and-carry basis.
  • Hitler Seizes Austria

    Hitler no longer had to worry about American interference because of the passing of the Neutrality Acts. In March he seized Austria in a bloodless coup. Six months later he bagan to demand Sudetenland.
  • hitler invades poland

    hitler invades poland and this date is also considered the start of world war two.
  • blitzkrieg

    Hitler launched his blitzkrieg against Holland and Belgium. Rotterdam was completely bombed. Both countries were occupied
  • pearl harbor

    japanese planes attacked pearl habor killing 2400 people and sank 8 battleships.
  • battle at midway

    the japanese are defeated by american troops at the midway islands.
  • stalingrad

    The Russians won their first victory against Germany at the Battle of Stalingrad
  • Germany is driven out of Africa

    Germany had been taking over parts of Africa, especially in Egypt but the British and General George Patton rallied the demoralized soliders and drove Germany back home.
  • hiroshima

    the US drops the first atomic bomb on hiroshima killing tens of thousands of people.
  • roosevelt dies

    Franklin roosevelt dies leaving truman to run the country.
  • Japan Surrenders

    The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the first drop on Hiroshima, Russia joined the fight against Japan. Japan surrendered on the 14th and signed a formal capitulation agreement.
  • Yalta Conference

    was the February 4–11, 1945 wartime meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union—President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin, respectively—for the purpose of discussing Europe's postwar reorganization. Mainly, it was intended to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe. The conference convened in the Livadia Palace near Yalta, the Crimea.