Early U.S.-Japan Relations

  • Stimson doctrine passed

    Letter from U.S. to China and Japan Which followed Japan's siezure of Manchuria.
  • FDR elected president

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president.
  • Neutrality Act of 1935

    banned shipment of war materials to belligerents and forbade U.S. citizens to travel on belligerent vessels.
  • MacArthur assigned to Phillipines

    Assigned military advisor.
  • Neutrality act of 1936

    Banned loans to belligerents.
  • Neutrality act of 1937

    Extended the provisions of past acts acts to civil wars.
  • Neutrality act of 1939

    Banned U.S. ships from carrying goods or passengers to belligerent ports.
  • Invasion of Indochina

    AKA The Vietnam Expedition to prevent China from importing arms and fuel.
  • Oil embargo of Japan

    ceased oil exports to Japan because of domestic oil consumption.
  • Invasion of Phillipines

    led by Douglas MacArthur and continued to the end of the war.
  • Pearl Harbor

    An attack by Japan leaving 4 U.S. Navy Battleships sank, along with 3 cruisers, 1 minelayer and 3 destroyers.
  • FDR's Speech

    "Only thing we hav to fear is fear itself" which was a call to arms to engage American citizens in the war.
  • Bataan Death March

    A JApanese war crime. 60 mile march occured after the battle of Bataan. A transfer of 75000 American and Phillipino war prisoners.