American History 1942-1953

  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    On June 7th,1941, 360 Japanese warplanes descended on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault.
  • Battle of Los Angeles

    The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as the Great Los Angeles Air Raid.
  • Smith-Connally Act

    June 25, 1943,United States Congress passed the Smith-Connally Act
  • D-Day

    On June 6, 1944, 12 nations that included the US Army stormed the beaches of Normandy.
  • The first successful test of an atomic

    July 16, 1945, the Manhattan Project held its first successful test of an atomic device—a plutonium bomb—at the Trinity test site at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
  • Frist Atomic bomb drops

    On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese
  • Morgan v. Virginia

    June 3, 1946, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Morgan v. Virginia that a Virginia law, requiring segregation of white and African-American bus passengers, was illegal for interstate travel.
  • Congress passes 22nd Amendment

    Congress approved the 22nd Amendment
  • Executive Order 9981

    Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on 26 July 1948 stating, "There shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin."
  • Alger Hiss

    Chambers accused former State Department official Alger Hiss of having been a communist and a spy during the 1930s
  • Truman's second inauguration

    The second inauguration of Harry S. Truman as President of the United States was held on Thursday, January 20, 1949.
  • Joe Louis

    March 1, 1949
    Joe Louis retired from boxing
  • U.S. forces deployed to Korea

    On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea
  • Defeat of Democratic Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson

    Republican General Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Democratic Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson