Period 7 - Part 4: World War ll

  • Nazi Germany Invaded Poland

    Nazi Germany Invaded Poland
    Germany takes and plans began a full-scale invasion of Poland. Britain and France declares war against Germany.
  • Sitzkreig

    (Lightning war) Overwhelming use of air power and tanks to render a swift victory. Caused France, Norway, and Denmark to surrender quickly.
  • France Fall to Germany

    France Fall to Germany
    France fell to Germany in only a week. Britain was the only place free of German troops.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Britain was under attack by German bombing raids. Roosevelt sold U.S. destroyers to Britain in exchange for military bases on British islands in the Caribbean.
  • Destroyers-for-Bases Deal

    Destroyers-for-Bases Deal
    U.S. sold U.S. destroyers to Britain in exchange for the right to build military bases in British Caribbean.
  • America First Committee Launched

    America First Committee Launched
    Warned against reengaging in Europe's troubles.
  • Congress Instituted the Draft

    Congress Instituted the Draft
    Selective Service Act: Provided for the registration of all American men between the ages of 21 and 35.
  • Four Freedoms

    Four Freedoms
    Roosevelt proposed lending money to Britain to preserve freedom of speech and religion and prevent freedom of fear and want.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Allowed Britain to obtain U.S. arms on credit.
  • USS Kearny Attacked

    USS Kearny Attacked
    The U.S. suffered its first casualties in WWll.
  • Reuben James Sank

    Reuben James Sank
    Germany torpedoed the ship before the U.S. officially entered the war.
  • Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
    Surprise attacks flew down in Hawaii killing 2,400 Americans..
  • Manhattan Project Began

    Manhattan Project Began
    Led by J. R. Oppenheimer, it was formed to build a nuclear weapon.
  • Battle of Bataan

    Battle of Bataan
    Most intense Philippine invasion by Imperial Japan.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    75,000 Filipino and American troops were forced to walk 65 miles to prison camps.
  • Island Hopping Campaign Begins

    Island Hopping Campaign Begins
    U.S. seized strategic locations in the Pacific to get within striking distance of Japan.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    Stopped Japanese advance for the first time.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Ended Japanese expansion.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Ended German advances in eastern Europe and Russia.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Led to the retreat of Afrika Korps and the German surrender of Northern Africa.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Casablanca Conference
    Guaranteed that the Allies would only accept unconditional surrender from the Axis Powers.
  • Tehran Conferance

    Tehran Conferance
    The Big Three met for the first time. Britain and America would liberate France, while Soviets would invade Germany and join the war against Japan.
  • D-Day

    British, Canadian, and U.S. forces invaded Germany forces in Normandy to liberate France.
  • MacArthur Returned to the Philippines

    MacArthur Returned to the Philippines
    Invaded the Philippine island of Luzon.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Ended the war in Europe by defeating Germany.
  • FDR Elected to a 4th Term

    FDR Elected to a 4th Term
    Broke Washington's tradition of two-term tenures.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Negotiated Germany's unconditional surrender and post-war world.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    Provided a base for Japanese fighter planes to intercept long-range Bombers.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Last major battle of WWll.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Marked the end of WWll in Europe.
  • Postdam Conference

    Postdam Conference
    Joseph Stalin, Clement Attlee, and Harry Truman met in Germany and agreed to demand unconditional Japanese surrender and to hold war-crime trials of Nazi leaders.
  • Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima

    Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima
    90,000 Japs died.
  • Fat Man dropped on Nagasaki

    Fat Man dropped on Nagasaki
    75,000 Japs died.
  • FDR Died/Harry Truman Became President

    FDR Died/Harry Truman Became President
    Harry Truman became pres after Roosevelt died in a vacation home.
  • Victory over Japan Day

    Victory over Japan Day
    Celebrates the day Japan surrendered in WWll.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    Former Nazis were tried as war criminals.
  • Japanese War Crime Trials

    Japanese War Crime Trials
    30 Japs were tried by Allied war crimes tribunal.