United States War in the Pacific, Erica Wilson

  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    Germany's Adolf Hitler now wanted to target Great Britain at this point and launced an aerial assault, hoping they would surrender. Newly elected Prime Minister Winston Churchill motivated the Birtish to protect their land. The Britains successfully held their ground in this battle.
  • The Soviet Union and Germany

    The Soviet Union and Germany
    Adolf Hitler was enemies with the symbolic leader of the Soviet Union, Leningrad Siege. They had originally had a non-aggression pact, but Germany broke it on June 22, 1941 when they launched a surprise attack on the Soviet Union. It was in January of 1943 that the Soviet's broke through Germany's line and drove them back successfully.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The first attack from Japan at Pearl Harbor was at 7:48 a.m. and by 8:12 a.m. they had destroyed the U.S. battleships Arizona and Oklahoma, sunk California and damaged many others. The casualties from this attack was estimated more than 3,400 with 2,388 killed. President Roosevelt says that this was a "day that will live in infamy." The Navy now recovered to repair what they could and had a massive salvage operation to help defeat Japan.
  • The Draft

    The Draft
    After Pearl Harbor, their was a need for soldiers for the war. The Selective Training and Service Act stated that all men between the ages of 21 and 36 had to at least register for battle. This Act was changed after the bombing to men between ages of 18 and 65, but only those up to age 45 were considered for service.
  • War Propaganda

    War Propaganda
    War propaganda's were used for every war to draw attention to the people. After the bombing in Pear Harbor, it was time to go to war and people needed to know about it. Hollywood was a big help in advertising the war as well with their films.
  • War Declared

    War Declared
    The dictator of Germany was Adolf Hitler. He decided to include his country and declare war on America. America, which was once practicing isolation was now very involved.
  • Japanese Americans

    Japanese Americans
    After the bombing in Pearl Harbor, many Japanese-Americans loyalty grew suspicious. In 1942 Roosevelt signed an order to remove people from areas of the country that seemed vulnerable to attack. Over time, about 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homrs and live in internment camps.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    Midway was an island that was about 1,000 miles northwest of Hawaii. The Japanese decided to blast away Midway. They dropped the bombs on two inhabited islands at 6:30 a.m.
  • D-Day

    The Americans and British had planned to attack the northern coast of France."Operation Overlord" was the largest assault in history and had more than 150,000 troops. It was with this operation that Western Europe was liberated from Nazi control.
  • Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The Untied States dropped attomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more then 100,00 people. It was on August 15 that Emperor Hirohita announced Japan's surrender. After all of this, Hiroshima became a center for pacifism and anti-nuclear sentiment in Japan.