American History 1942-1953

Timeline created by JennySwaim15
In History
  • Executive Order 9066

    Authorized the removal and relocation of Japanese-Americans from certain areas of the United States.
  • D-Day

    The day on which the Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landing at Normandy.
  • Germany surrenders

    Nazi Germany surrenders in WW II at the allied headquarters in Reims, France.
  • U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

    The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima with the consent of the United Kingdom.
  • U.S. drops 2nd atomic bomb

    The United States dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • United Nations established

    The United Nations Charter is ratified by it's five permanent members: the United States, Britain, France, China and the Soviet Union.
  • The Marshall Plan

    Congress passes the foreign aid bill which provides for European postwar recovery.
  • Soviets begin blockade of Berlin

    The Soviets began the blockade of Berlin in the first major crises of the cold war.
  • U.S. airlifts food and supplies to West Berlin

    The United States and Great Britain airlifted food and fuel to West Berlin in response to the Soviet blockade.
  • Nato Formed

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. Military doctrine for Nato was that an attack on one country would be an attack on all.
  • Rosenberg's executed

    Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg, Communist party members, were convicted of espionage and executed.
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    North Korea invades South Korea

    Communist North Korea invaded capitalist South Korea in an attempt to spread communism.