IB History Project

  • Social: Canada refuse to let in Jewish refugees

    There widespread presence of Anti-semitism in Canada happened during the second world war. As a result of this Canada did not open their doors to Jewish refugees.
  • Political: Neutrality Act of 1935

    It was passed to deny American firms the right to sell or ship munitions to belligerent nations. The U.S. did not get involved in World War II, and was neutral.
  • Political: Neutrality Act of 1936

    It renewed the provisions of the 1935 act for another 14 months, and also forbade all loans and credits to belligerents. Because the wasn't specific enough many companies were able to sell items to Spain making business of their time at war.
  • Political: FDR's Quarantine Speech

    FDR called for international cooperation against aggression. The president is asking for world peace.
  • Economic: Cash and Carry

    It let the U.S. sell products to countries, but they had to pay upfront and without the use of US ships. Now people had more jobs which supported the allies.
  • Political: Amend the Neutrality Acts

    Congress amended the Neutrality Acts, and provided Great Britain and France with arms by adopting a cash and carry plan. The U.S. was heading out of neutrality and getting involved in the war.
  • Political: Nuetrality Act of 1939

    It renewed the cash and carry and ended the arms embargo. The economy of the U.S. grew because businesses had more clients.
  • Economic: United States agrees to supply Britain

    United States agrees to supply Britain with 50 early-model destroyers. The US was making business with Great Britain.
  • Economic: Defense Manufacturing

    The Office of Production Management is set up to coordinate defense manufacturing and supply material aid to Great Britain. This made more jobs and helped the economy of the US by selling to Great Britain.
  • Economic: Women Working

    There was an increase in the numbers of female workers. Now women were working and it was helping the US in the war effort.
  • Political: Arsenal of Democracy

    It was a slogan coined by FDR that helped the UK fight by giving them supplies. The U.S. was fighting in the war however it could.
  • Economic: US announces it will build 200 freighters

    US announces it will build 200 freighters for Great Britain. The US was making and supplying Great Britain. In the process the US had to have more people working, bettering the economy.
  • Economic: Lend-Lease

    The US supplied the Allied nations on credit. It made purchasing things more accessible for the Allies and the US was making money.
  • Economic: USA declares an oil embargo against Japan

    The USA declares an oil embargo against Japan. It made the Japanese mad and resulted in the bombing on Pearl Harbor.
  • Political: Atlantic Charter

    It was a policy that defined the Allied goals for the post-war world. It tried to establish equality among nations.
  • Social: Mass Migration

    When Hitler came into power his set of Anti-Jew laws came into action. In result of this many Jew tried migration out of Germany but were all mostly turned away especially by Canada.
  • Economic: Rationing

    Rationing in the US begins. This helps in the war effort by ssending its materials to people who need them more, without wasting more money.
  • Social: War Production Board

    The War Production Board (WPB) was established as a government agency on January 16, 1942 by executive order of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The purpose of the board was to regulate the production of materials and fuel during World War II in the United States.
  • Economic:Emergency Price Control Act

    The Emergency Price Control Act fixes price ceilings and controls rents in areas of defense production. The US was controlling the economy to better help in the war.
  • Military: The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was a naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II with the United States Navy decisively defeating the Imperial Japanese Navy at Midway Atoll. The significance is that it was the turning point of the Pacific War with Japan.
  • Military: The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project was a research and development program by the U.S. with the United Kingdom and Canada that produced the first atomic bomb during World War II. After testing the Atomic Bomb America succeeded in creating a weapon that would end the war.
  • Social: Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese-American internment was the relocation and internment by the U.S. government in 1942 of about 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese who lived along the Pacific coast of the United States to camps called "War Relocation Camps,". This is significant because this was a result in the reaction of Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Social: Bataan Death March

    President Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to relinquish command to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright and MacArthur. In result of this 25,000 Americans and Filipinos died on the Bataan Death March to captivity.
  • Economic: War Rationing Books

    War rationing books are issued in America with coupons for gasoline, which joins sugar and coffee. It was another attempt to help in the war effort by rationing even more goods.
  • Political: Casablanca

    FDR and Churchill meet at Casablanca and decide upon a policy of "Unconditional Surrender". The U.S. wants to be able to control the fate of the country that lost.
  • Military: Operation Stonewall

    Operation Stonewall was a World War II operation to intercept blockade runners off the west coast of France. It is significant because it was an effective example of inter-service and inter-national co-operation.
  • Social: Women Army Corps

    The Women's Army Corps was the women's branch of the United States Army. The significance of this was created as an auxiliary unit.
  • Social: Zoot Suit Riots

    The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that exploded in Los Angeles, California, between white sailors and Marines stationed throughout the city and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits. In response to this incident triggered similar attacks against Latinos in Beaumont, TX, Chicago, San Diego, Detroit, Evansville, Philadelphia and New York.
  • Military: D-Day

    An Allied invasion with massive air and sea bombing on Normandy. This is significant because it was the turning point of World War II and marked the start of the Allies invasion of Western Europe that paved the way for the Allies victory.
  • Military: Operation Cobra

    Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. This allowed the British & Canadians to cross the Seine & move towards Belgium & Holland in 1944.
  • Military: Operation Dragoon

    Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944, during World War II. This is significant because the landing caused the German Army to abandon southern France and to retreat under constant Allied attacks to the Vosges Mountains.
  • Social: G.I. Bill of Rights

    This bill included benefits of low-cost mortgages, loans to start a business or farm, cash payments of tuition and living expenses to attend college, high school or vocational education, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. The significance if this law was to provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans.
  • Military: Battle of the Bulge

    Hitler was planning to take Antwerp splitting the allied forces as a last offense for the Germans but American forces captured their first German town, Antwerp. The significance is that Hitler failed to capture Antwerp.
  • Political: Yalta Conference

    It was a meeting of the heads of government of the U.S., UK, and the Soviet Union to discuss Europe's post-war reorganization. The U.S. was able to make some decisions to influence Europe's future.
  • Political: FDR Dies

    FDR dies and Harry Truman takes over presidency of the U.S. Harry Truman ultimately decides to use atomic bombs on Japan, which in turn caused Japan to surrender.
  • Social: V-E Day

    Victory in Europe Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany Truman dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt. This is significant because it marked the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe.
  • Military: Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II the Allied naval blockaded Germany to defeat Germany. The significance was the convoys coming from North America and mainly going to the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union that were protected for by the British and Canadian navies and air forces.
  • Social: VJ Day

    Victory over Japan Day is a name chosen for the day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred. The significance of this was effectively ending the war with Japan.
  • Military: Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II. The significance of this was the liberation of Jewish concentration camps by U.S. forces.
  • Military: Operation Cornflakes

    Operation Cornflakes was a World War II Office of Strategic Services PSYOP. This is significant because it was a mission that involved tricking the German postal service Deutsche Reichspost into inadvertently delivering anti-Nazi propaganda to German citizens through mail.