United States War; WWii

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  • Pesident Roosevelt

    Pesident Roosevelt
    Franklin Roosevelt became pressident in 1933. He served three terms, his term ended in 1945. His goals were to annihilate Hitler, and force Germany to surrender. Albert Einstein warned him that they were trying to split an atom in half to create a bomb.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    He wrote a letter to Roosevelt saying the United States should study uranium fission, and beat Nazi Germany to the atomic bomb. He also persuaded Roosevelt to initiate the Manhattan Project. Later, he regretted signing the letter.
  • Pearl Harbor attacked.

    Pearl Harbor attacked.
    Japan attacked the United States pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.They did this because they were mad at the U.S. for taking British, Dutch, and French colonies away in South East Asia. December 8, 1941, US declares war on Japan. On December 11, 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. Only three of the eight ships were repaired on February 1, 1942.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    This project was created by scientist. The United States used this project to create the first atomic bombs. They called it the Manhattan Project because their effort to build this was in Manhattan, New York.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    President Roosevelt signs this order declaring Japanese go to concentration camps. They had to leave the areas where vital wars were. They were very mad and said that they were Americans as well. The president passed proclamation number 1, which created military areas 1 and 2.
  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur
    Douglas MacArthur was the General Of the Pacific fleet Navy during WWII. He led an attack on Japan, in which he captured every Japanese occupied island except the mainland. MacArthur played a significant role in WWII
  • Battle of Saipan U.S. wins!

    Battle of Saipan U.S. wins!
    Marines landed on Saipan's southwestern coast and took some losses to Japanese artillery. Emperor Hirohito issued a decree stating that Japanese civilians that committed suicide because the Japanese was losing. As the Marines and Army forces eliminated the final Japanese resistance, Turner declared the island secured on July 9. The next morning, Saito, already wounded, committed suicide rather than surrender. He was preceded in this act by Nagumo who committed suicide in the battle's final days.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    Americans wanted to capture this island for the Japanese airfield. It was the bloodiest attack of the Pacific. Japanese losses in the fighting for Iwo Jima are subject to debate with numbers ranging from 17,845 killed to as high as 21,570. During the fighting only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured.
  • Enola Gay

    Enola Gay
    The Enola Gay is a B-29 superfortress bomber used in WWII. Enola Gay was the name of the pilot's mother who dropped the bomb on the Japanese mainland during WWII. The Enola Gay was the name of the airplane that dropped the A-bomb on the Japanese mainland to end WW2 .
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    The United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. They nicknamed this bomb "Little Boy." They had also bombed Nagasaki on Auguest 9. They a few other cities to choose from, but chose these two. On September 2, Japan surrendered after being hit by the two bombs.