US involvement in WWII

  • Cash and Carry Plan

    In this system, belligerent countries would have to pay for nonmilitary supplies in cash and bring the supplies back on their own ships.
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    World War II Events

  • Bases For the Destroyers Deal

    Bases For the Destroyers Deal
    Britain had purchased US small arms in the summer of 1940, but needed an alternative to cash transactions. The Roosevelt administration came up with the straight trade concept, and in September 1940, Roosevelt signed the Destroyers-for-bases Agreement.
  • Axis Powers Act is signed

    Axis Powers Act is signed
    Tripartite Act, A pact signed between Germany, Italy, and Japan which established the Axis Powers of WWII.
  • US Drafact Bill Enacted

    On this day, Congress passed the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. The lawmakers acted soon after the German and Soviet invasion of Poland prompted Britain and France to declare war against Nazi Germany.
  • Lend Lease Plan

    This was provided that way the president could ship weapons, food, or equipment to any country whose struggle against the Axis assisted U.S. defense.
  • Atlantic Charter

    The Atlantic Charter was an agreement between the United States of America and Great Britain that established the vision of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill for a post-World War II world.
  • Pearl Harbor Day

    When naval aviation forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the United States Pacific Fleet center at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and other military targets.
  • Gen. MacArthur evacuates the Phillipines

    Gen. MacArthur evacuates the Phillipines
    General Marshall advises MacArthur that the President had directed MacArthur to leave Fort Mills and proceed to Mindanao.
  • 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

    At dawn, 10,000 US soldiers landed at Guadalcanal, the easternmost island of the Solomon archipelago.
  • Japan quits the League of Nations

    Japan quits the League of Nations
    The Japanese delegation, defying world opinion, withdrew from the League of Nations Assembly today after the assembly had adopted a report blaming Japan for events in Manchuria.
  • Allies invade Sicily

    When an Allied armada of 2,590 vessels launched one of the largest combined operations of World War II.
  • D-Day

    In planning, D-Day was the term used for the day of actual landing, which was dependent on final approval.
  • Roosevelt is re-elected his 3rd time

    Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected president of the United States for a record third time, handily defeating his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey, the governor of New York, and becoming the first and only president in history to win a fourth term in office.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    It was the wartime meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization.
  • FDR dies

    FDR dies
    On this day in 1945, 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

    On this day, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.
  • Hiroshima

    When a B29 bomber (Enola Gay) dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima.
  • Nagasaki

    The Second bomb The United States conducted on Japan, after the city of Hiroshima
  • V-J Day

    Is the celebration of the Surrender of Japan and the end of World War II.