APUSH part 4

Timeline created by Jacob_Grabham
  • Nazi Germany Invaded Poland

    Nazi Germany Invaded Poland
    The Invasion of Poland, known in Poland as the September Campaign or the 1939 Defensive War, and in Germany as the Poland Campaign or Fall Weiss, was a joint invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union.
  • Sitzkrieg

    Sitzkrieg
    A war, or a phase of a war, in which there is little or no active warfare.
  • France Fell to Germany

    France Fell to Germany
    Italy entered the war on 10 June 1940 and attempted an invasion of France. ... German tanks outflanked the Maginot Line and pushed deep into France. German forces occupied Paris unopposed on 14 June after a chaotic period of flight of the French government that led to a collapse of the French army.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against large-scale attacks by the German Air Force.
  • America First Committee Launched

    America First Committee Launched
    America First Committee. The America First Committee (AFC) was the foremost United States non-interventionist pressure group against the American entry into World War II. Started on September 4, 1940, it was dissolved on December 10, 1941, three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor had brought the war to America.
  • Destroyers-for- Bases Deal

    Destroyers-for- Bases Deal
    In the Destroyers for Bases Agreement between the United States and Great Britain on September 2, 1940, fifty Caldwell, Wickes, and Clemson class US Navy destroyers were transferred to the Royal Navy.
  • Congress Instituted the Draft

    Congress Instituted the Draft
    During the Civil War, the U.S. Congress passes a conscription act that produces the first wartime draft of U.S. citizens in American history. ... The U.S. enacted a military draft again during World War I, in 1940 to make the U.S. ready for its involvement in World War II, and during the Korean War.
  • Lend-Lease

    Lend-Lease
    Proposed in late 1940 and passed in March 1941, the Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • Four Freedoms

    Four Freedoms
    The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941
  • USS Kearny Attacked

    USS Kearny Attacked
    USS Kearny (DD-432), a Benson-Livermore-class destroyer, was a United States Navy warship during World War II. She was noted for being torpedoed by a German U-boat in October 1941, before the U.S. had entered the war. She survived that attack, and later served in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
  • Reuben James Sank

    Reuben James Sank
    a post-World War I, four-funnel Clemson-class destroyer—was the first United States Navy ship sunk by hostile action in the European theater of World War II and the first named for Boatswain's Mate Reuben James
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941.
  • Battle of Bataan

    Battle of Bataan
    The Battle of Bataan represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan's invasion of the Philippines during World War II.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners were loaded onto trains.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    92 aircraft destroyed. The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II which occurred between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.
  • Island Hopping Campaign Begins

    Island Hopping Campaign Begins
    Leapfrogging, also known as island hopping, was a military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War against Japan and the Axis powers during World War II.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    The Battle of El Alamein marked the culmination of the North African campaign between the forces of the British Empire and the German-Italian army commanded in the field by Erwin Rommel in World War II.
  • Manhattan Project Began

    Manhattan Project Began
    The Manhattan Project was a secret military project created in 1942 to produce the first US nuclear weapon. Fears that Nazi Germany would build and use a nuclear weapon during World War II triggered the start of the Manhattan Project, which was originally based in Manhattan, New York.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Casablanca Conference
    The Casablanca Conference was held at the Anfa Hotel in Casablanca, French Morocco, from January 14 to 24, 1943, to plan the Allied European strategy for the next phase of World War II.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was the most major confrontation of World War II in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    The Tehran Conference was a strategy meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill from 28 November to 1 December 1943, after the Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran. It was held in the Soviet Union's embassy in Tehran, Iran
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
  • MacArthur Returned to the Philippines

    MacArthur Returned to the Philippines
    On October 20, 1944, a few hours after his troops landed, MacArthur waded ashore onto the Philippine island of Leyte. That day, he made a radio broadcast in which he declared, “People of the Philippines, I have returned!” In January 1945, his forces invaded the main Philippine island of Luzon.
  • FDR Elected to a 4th Term

    FDR Elected to a 4th Term
    This was the first and only time a president has been inaugurated for a fourth term. Roosevelt died 82 days into this term because of polio, and Truman succeeded to the presidency.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference, also known as the Crimea Conference and code named the Argonaut Conference, held from 4 to 11 February, 1945, was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union for the purpose of discussing Germany and Europe's postwar reorganization.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The Battle of Okinawa, code named Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army.
  • FDR Died / Harry Truman Became President

    FDR Died / Harry Truman Became President
    He was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president for just 82 days before Roosevelt died and Truman became the 33rd president.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • Potsdam conference

    Potsdam conference
    The Potsdam Conference was held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm, in Potsdam, occupied Germany, from 17 July to 2 August 1945.
  • Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima

    Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima
    Little Boy. "Little Boy" was the codename for the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 during World War II by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., commander of the 509th Composite Group of the United States Army Air Forces.
  • Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki

    Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki
    "Fat Man" was the code name for the atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945. It was the second of the only two nuclear weapons ever used in warfare, and is said to be the bomb that ended WWII
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Victory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    Nuremberg, Germany, was chosen as a site for trials that took place in 1945 and 1946. Judges from the Allied powers—Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States—presided over the hearings of twenty-two major Nazi criminals. Twelve prominent Nazis were sentenced to death.
  • Japanese War Crime Trials

    Japanese War Crime Trials
    The International Military Tribunal for the Far East, also known as the Tokyo Trials or the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, was a military trial convened on April 29, 1946, to try the leaders of the Empire of Japan for "Class A" crimes, which were reserved for those who participated in a joint conspiracy to start and wage war.