Important Events of World War II

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    World War II

  • Selective Service Act

    Authorized the president to draft a volunteer force. All men between the ages of 21 and 30 were to sign up. This was used for the draft, and still exists today.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Signed by Germany, France, and the United States. International agreement stating that war will not be used to solve their foreign problems.
  • Neutrality Act of 1935

    One of the many neutrality acts of the 1930s. Placed general embargo on trading war materials with anybody in the war. Also stated American citizens traveled at their own risk {on warring ships}. There were also Neutrality Acts in 1936, 1937, and 1939.
  • The Quarantine Speech

    Speech given by President Roosevelt. Called for "quarantine of the aggressor nations". Indirectly speaks of Japan,Italy, and Germany
  • The Munich Pact

    Between Germany, Britain, Italy, and France. Allowed Germany to annex the region of western Czechoslovakia called the Sudetenland.
  • German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact

    Between Germany and the USSR. To prevent hostilities between the two countries.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Germany invades Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany, but did nothing
  • Germany Conquers

    In 1940, Germany attacked and conquered Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.
  • Germany attacks Britain

    In the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1941, Germany attacked Britain from the air and was repulsed every time.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    Japanese launched a surprise attack at the U.S. Navy Base in pearl Habor, Hawaii from the air.
  • War Production Board Created

    Created by an executive order of President Roosevelt. Meant to regulate the production of materials and fuel during World War II
  • Women's Army Corps

    Women's branch of the United States Army started this date. First women ever to serve as something other than a nurse during a war. Became full status 1943
  • Mussolini's Death

    Executed by italian Partisans
  • Hitler's Death.

    This was the day Adolf Hitler died. He shot himself and his wife took a cyanide capsule to prevent being captured.
  • Germany's Official Surrender.

    This was the day Germany officially and unconditionally surrendered its armed forced to the Allies.