APUSH Period 7 Pt 4

  • Nazi Germany Invaded Poland

    Nazi Germany Invaded Poland
    Germany invaded Poland with the intent to make it a territory.
  • Sitzkrieg

    Period at the beginning of WWII where only one military operation on land was done on the western front.
  • France Fell to Germany

    France Fell to Germany
    After the Nazi launched their invasion of Western Europe, French signed an armistice with Nazi Germany after six weeks.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    This is when German and British air-forces conducted the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date.
  • Destroyers-for-Bases Deal

    Destroyers-for-Bases Deal
    Britain was able to acquire 50 US naval destroyers in exchange for the use of the naval and air bases in British possessions.
  • America First Committee Launched

    America First Committee Launched
    This committee formed to warn Americans about getting involved in a second Europe conflict
  • Congress Instituted the Draft

    Congress Instituted the Draft
    America enacted the Selective Training and Service Act, which made all men between 21-45 to register for the draft.
  • Four Freedoms

    Four Freedoms
    FDR proposed lending money to Britain and justified it because it was in defense of freedom of speech, religion, from want, and from fear.
  • Lend-Lease

    This ended the Cash and Carry Act, allowed British to obtain US arms needed on credit.
  • USS Kearny Attacked

    USS Kearny Attacked
    This ship was torpedoed by a German boat near Greenland, it did not sink.
  • Reuben James Sank

    Reuben James Sank
    The USS Reuben James was sunk by Germans, 115 men died.
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was bombed by Japan, killing 2,400 Americans killed.
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was bombed by Japan, it killed 2,400 Americans killed.
  • Battle of Bataan

    Battle of Bataan
    Japan attacked Allied forces at the Bataan Peninsula, located in the Philippines.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Filipino and American troops were forced to march 65 miles to prison camps.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    American fleet responded to Japanese force that had been planning to take over Port Moresby in New Guinea.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    United States destroyed Japan's first-line carrier strength and its naval pilots.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Russia was successful from the attack by German at Stalingrad, Russia.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    This battle marked the climax of North African campaign between British Empire and the German-Italian army, the Allies won.
  • Manhattan Project Began

    Manhattan Project Began
    Led by Oppenheimer, this project employed 100,000 people and spent over 2 billion to develop the atomic bomb.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Casablanca Conference
    FDR and Churchill met and planned future global military strategy for the western Allies.
  • Island Hopping Campaign Begins

    Island Hopping Campaign Begins
    Naval commanders strategy where they bypassed strongly-held Japanese Islands and isolated them with air/naval power.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    The Big 3 met and agreed that Britain and American would start a campaign to liberate France and that Soviets would invade Germany and join war against Japan.
  • D-Day

    Britain, Canada, and America secured several beachheads on the Normandy Coast.
  • MacArthur Returned to the Philippines

    MacArthur Returned to the Philippines
    General MacArthur went to Philippine island of Leyte and announced publicly that he returned to the Philippines.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Germans launched the major offensive attack of the war as an attempt to push them Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium.
  • FDR Elected to a 4th Term

    FDR Elected to a 4th Term
    During WWII, FDR was elected president by defeating Republican Dewey.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Big 3 met to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    American soldiers conduct a strike on Japanese Home Island, Iwo Jima, because of the need for a base near the Japanese coast.
  • FDR Died/Harry Truman Became President

    FDR Died/Harry Truman Became President
    Vice president Harry S. Truman came to presidency after FDR died due to health complications.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The U.S. Navy and Marine corps went to the island of Okinawa for a final push towards Japan.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    A public holiday which celebrated the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany's surrender of its military.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Stalin, Truman, and Clement agreed to issue a warning to Japan to surrender and to hold war crime trials on Nazi leaders.
  • Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima

    Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima
    The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the United States Army Air Forces.
  • Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki

    Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki
    Three days after Hiroshima, a second atomic was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, by America.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The where it was publicly announced that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, ending World War II.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    Judges from the Allied powers presided over the hearings of twenty two major Nazi criminals.