The U.S. enters ww2

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  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    A surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese.
  • The U.S. declears war and joins WW2

    The U.S. declears war and joins WW2
    On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific which lasted from June 3-6 and resulted inthe USA defeating the Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway.
  • Allies push into North Africa

    Allies push into North Africa
    British and American forces under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower landed in the NorthWest of Africa and assumed control of French Morocco and Algeria and they gradually closed in on the Germans.
  • Axis surrender North Africa

    Axis surrender North Africa
    The British and American forces defeated the Axis forces in North Africa
  • Italy surrenders

    Italy surrenders
    Mussolini had been thrown out of office and the new government of Italy surrendered to the British and the U.S. They then agreed to join the allies.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The allies launched an attack on Germany’s forces in Normandy, Western France. Thousands of transports carried an invasion army under the supreme command of general Eisenhower to the Normandy beaches.
  • Paris liberated

    Paris liberated
    The French capital of Paris was liberated from the Germans.
  • Death of Roosevelt

    Death of Roosevelt
    President Roosevelt died. He was succeeded by President Truman.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Hitler
    The German leader, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bombproof shelter
  • Germany surrender

    Germany surrender
    Germany officially surrendered to the Allies, bringing an end to the European conflict in World War II.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
    The Japanese generals refused to surrender. The US dropped an atomic bomb on the island of Hiroshima.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
    The US dropped an atomic bomb on the island of Nagasaki as the Japanese had not surrendered following Hiroshima.
  • Japanese surrender

    Japanese surrender
    The Japanese unconditionally surrendered to the allies ending the second world war.
  • MacArthur accepts Japan’s surrender

    MacArthur accepts Japan’s surrender
    US General, Douglas MacArthur, accepted Japan’s surrender thus formally ending the second world war.