Timeline events for US involvement in WWII

  • Japan quits the League of Nations

    The Japanese delegation, defying world opinion, withdrew from the League of Nations Assembly
  • Cash and Carry Plan

    allowed the sale of materiel to belligerents, as long as the recipients arranged for the transport using their own ships and paid immediately in cash
  • Destroyers for bases agreement

    transferred fifty mothballed destroyers from the United States Navy in exchange for land rights on British possessions
  • US draft bill enacted

    It initially required civilian males between the ages of 21 and 30 to register with local draft boards
  • Axis Powers Act is signed

    established the Axis Powers of World War II. The pact was signed by representatives of Germany (Adolf Hitler), Italy (foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano) and Japan (ambassador Saburo Kurusu).
  • Lend Lease Plan

    The plan was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler's advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II.
  • Atlantic Charter

    defined the Allied goals for the post-war world
  • 11. Pearl Harbor day

    Pearl Harbor was bombed by japanesse zero's
  • Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway, fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific
  • Guadalcanal

    It was part of the allied strategic plan to protect the convoy routes between the US, Australia and New Zealand
  • Allies invade Sicily

    a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis
  • D-Day

    the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II
  • Gen. MacArthur evacuates the Phillipines

    the American and Filipino campaign to defeat and expel the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the Philippines
  • Roosevelt is Re-elected for the 3rd time

    President Roosevelt was re-elected for a record 3rd time
  • yalta conference

    the wartime meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union
  • FDR dies

    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes away after four momentous terms in office, leaving Vice President Harry S. Truman in charge of a country still fighting the Second World War and in possession of a weapon of unprecedented and terrifying power.
  • VE day

    the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich
  • Hiroshima

    The united states used the first atomic bomb on hiroshima
  • Nagasaki

    The united states used the second atomic bomb on this city, forcing japan to surrender
  • V-J day

    a name chosen for the day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II