America in WW2

  • Before the Attack

    Before the Attack
    The U.S. had lost a trace on Japanese boats and fighter planes that they had been tracking. The Japanese were angry because America enacted an embargo with Japan. In Washington D.C., military officials intercepted a few messages in the past few weeks, and had even met with Japanese officials. These messages were not seen as harmful, and were not paied any attention to; which in turn hurt America more than ever.
  • The Bombing

    The Bombing
    At 7:49 A.M. in Honolulu, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor was first suffering from the first attack from the Japanese. Many of the U.S. Military used Pearl Harbor for a base, and the U.S.S. Arizona, as well as many of the other military battle ships, were stationed there. The attack took about 2 hours, and Japan then left, almost unharmed. After the attack was over, almost 20 aircrafts, about 20 naval ships, 3,400 were injured, and 2,388 were killed.
  • "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"

    "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
    The day after Pearl Harbor was attacked, President Franklin D. Roosevelt informed the country of America of the attack on their homeland. He informed America that not only did Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, but also Malaya, Hong Kong, Guam, Philippine Islands, Wake Island, and Midway Island. F.D.R. asked Congress to declare a war on Japan.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    After the Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, Prseident Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the removal from any people who were not desirable or necessary. This order sent many of the Japanese Americans to remote internment camps. on Jan. 2, 1945, U.S. Major General Henry C. Pratt released these Japanese Americans to return to their homes.
  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project
    President Roosevelt recieved a letter from Albert Einstein, stating that Germany had been working towards making an atomic bomb, that could kill many people. Fearing Americans would be hurt, the U.S. created a secret project that would make the nuclear weapon. On July 16, 1945 the first A-bomb was tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord
    Also known as D-Day, Operation Overlord was a battle at Normandy when Allied forces successfully began to take back land, which was taken by German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler. The coast of Normandy was heavily guarded by Germans, but the allies overpowered the Germans. Operation Overlord was only the beginning of the world going back to normal.
  • The Great Man

    The Great Man
    While vacationing in Warm Springs, Georgia, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died from a massive stroke. FDR had served America for 12 years, and guided America through the toughest times in the past decade. After his 4th Election, Roosevelt was guiding the Allies towards beating Germany, and the Japanese empire was falling apart by U.S. attacks. FDR accomplished a lot throughout his time in office, and America wouldn't be where we are today without his leadership.
  • An Unconditional Surrender

    An Unconditional Surrender
    Germany surrendered at the Allied Forces Headquarters in Reims, France. The Germans surrendered shortly after the death of their Fuhrer Adolf Hitler. Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, ended their lives by swallowing cyanide capsules, and HItler shot himself. General Alfred Jodi signed the surrender, hoping only to surrender to the Western Allies, but General Dwight Eisenhower demanded that the German forces completely surrender. The surrender was to happen the next day.
  • World's First Atomic Bomb

    World's First Atomic Bomb
    American forces deployed an American B-29 bomber that was carrying the world's first atomic bomb. The plane dropped the bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. 90% of Japan's population was killed,
  • Atomic Bomb #2

    Atomic Bomb #2
    Another American B-29 bomber dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. 40,000 people were killed in the bomb. Due to both of the bombs, Japan's emperor Hirohito surrendered his country, Japan, in World War 2.