Chapter 17: WW2

  • Office of Scientific Research and Developement (ORSD)

    Office of Scientific Research and Developement (ORSD)
    Roosevelt created this bill to bring scientists into the war effort to improve radar, sonar, locating submarines, and the use of pesticides.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The code name for research work for the first atomic bomb.
  • Office of Price Administration (OPA)

    Office of Price Administration (OPA)
    Fought inflation by freezing wages, prices, and rents and rationed foods.
  • Interment of Japanese Americans

    Interment of Japanese Americans
    Roosevelt signed an order to remove of people of Japanese acentry from California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.
  • Formation of WAAC

    Formation of WAAC
    Women would work in noncombat positions as nurses, ambulance drivers, radio operators, electricians, and pilots.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    A turning point in thePacific War, soon the Allies began "island hopping". Island by island they won territory back from the Japanese, and began moving closer to Japan.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The German commander surrendered, two days later, his starving troops also surrendered.
  • The North African Front

    The North African Front
    The last of the Afrika Korps surrendered after months of fighting.
  • Social Adjustments

    Social Adjustments
    Congress passed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, better known as the GI Bill of Rights, which provided education and training for soldiers.
  • D Day

    D Day
    The first day of the Allies invasion in Normandy, France.
  • Liberation Of Death Camps

    Liberation Of Death Camps
    The first Soviet troop came upon one of the Nazi death camps and worked hard to bury and burn all evidence of their hideous crimes.
  • The Allies Gain Ground

    The Allies Gain Ground
    The Allies had freed France, Belgium, and Lexembourg.
  • Aachen

    Americans capture their first German town, Aachen.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Hitler hoped that a victory would split American and British forces and break up Allied supply lines. Tanks drove 60 miles into Allied territory, creating a bulge in the lines that gave this desperate lastditch offensive.
  • Battle for Okinawa

    Battle for Okinawa
    U.S marines invaded Okinawa.
  • Roosevelt's Death

    Roosevelt's Death
    President Roosevelt had a stroke and died, that night Vice President Harry S. Truman became the nation's 33rd president.
  • V E Day

    V E Day
    The Allies celebrated V E Day, victory in Europe Day, when the war was finally over.
  • The Mahattan Project

    The Mahattan Project
    The first test of the new bomb took place in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
  • Dropping the bomb

    Dropping the bomb
    Truman ordered the military to make final plans for dropping two atomic bombs on Japanese targets.