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Period 7 World War 2 APUSH

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    Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki

    Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki
    This was the second use of an atomic bomb in WWII. It was more powerful than the previous bombing of Hiroshima, and Japan surrendered as a result.
  • Manhattan Project Began

    Manhattan Project Began
    This would eventually allow for the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending WWII.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939. This event is significant because it marked the beginning of WWII.
  • Sitzkrieg

    Sitzkrieg
    This was a period of approximately 8 months at the beginning of WWII, during which there was little to no active fighting.
  • France Fell to Germany

    France Fell to Germany
    This event is significant because France would later become the site of the D-day invasion, and allied forces would have to work through France in order to get to Germany.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    This event was significant because in this battle, Britain stood alone. They had no help, and were barely able to stop Germany, but they eventually did.
  • Destroyers for Bases Deal

    Destroyers for Bases Deal
    This was a deal in which some American ships were transferred to the British Navy in exchange for the right to put bases on British possessions. This is significant because it shows how desperate Britain was at the time.
  • America First Committee Launched

    America First Committee Launched
    This was the largest anti-interventionist group during WWII. They held the position that America should not join the war.
  • Congress Instituted the Draft

    Congress Instituted the Draft
    This was a significant event because, although Europe was at war, the US had not yet joined the war. Thus, this was a peacetime draft.
  • Four Freedoms

    Four Freedoms
    In his State of the Union Address, Roosevelt stated that everyone in the world is entitled to four basic freedoms.
  • Lend-Lease

    Lend-Lease
    This was significant because it would become the sole method by which the US supported its allies in the war effort.
  • USS Kearny Attacked

    USS Kearny Attacked
    This event is significant because the USS Kearny was attacked before the US had declared war.
  • Reuben James Sank

    Reuben James Sank
    This event is significant because it took place before the US was at war.
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    This event was significant because it caused the US to declare war on Japan, and then on Germany afterward.
  • Battle of Bataan

    Battle of Bataan
    This event was significant because it was the bloodiest invasion of the Philippines by Japan.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Following the Battle of Bataan, the many remaining thousands of soldiers had to march for 65 miles to prison camps.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    This was a major naval battle between the Japanese navy and British and American naval forces.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This battle was the most decisive of all the battles in the Asian theater.
  • Island Hopping Campaign Begins

    Island Hopping Campaign Begins
    This was a military strategy employed following the Battle of Midway.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    This battle prevented the Axis powers from advancing further into Egypt.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This was the largest land battle in WWII. Germany fought the Soviet Union for the city Stalingrad in this battle.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Casablanca Conference
    This was a meeting to plan the Allied military strategy in the war.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    This was a meeting to discuss strategy between Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    This was the plan within Operation Overlord that was used to gain a foothold into Europe.
  • MacArthur Returned to the Philippines

    MacArthur Returned to the Philippines
    This event was significant because MacArthur had promised to return to the Philippines in a previous speech.
  • FDR Elected to a Fourth Term

    FDR Elected to a Fourth Term
    This event marked an unprecedented amount of terms for a president. This inspired the 22nd amendment, which prevented granting this many terms to a single president.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    This was the last major German offensive in WWII. It was an extremely decisive victory for the Allies, although it was also extremely costly.
  • Japanese War Time Trials

    Japanese War Time Trials
    These were a series of trials to determine whether certain people were guilty of war crimes.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    This was another conference between the three allied leaders.
  • Battle of Two Jima

    Battle of Two Jima
    This was a major battle in the Asian theater of WWII. The US invaded and overtook the island of Iwo Jima.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    This was the last major battle of WWII. It was particularly bloody.
  • FDR Died/Harry Truman Became President

    FDR Died/Harry Truman Became President
    The death of FDR gave Harry Truman the presidency at a time when the US was still fighting WWII.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    This day marked the end of WWII in Europe. The war with Japan was still active, however.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    This day marked the end of WWII in Europe. The war with Japan was still active, however.
  • Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima

    Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima
    This was the first use of an atomic bomb. It would eventually force the Japanese to surrender.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    This marked the end of WWII.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    These were a series of trials held by the Allied powers regarding the laws of war, and war crimes.