US Involvement in WWII

  • Japan quits league of Nations

    Japan quits league of Nations
    The league sat helpless as Hitler overtook many places.
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    Time Involved with WWII

  • Cash & Carry Plan

    Cash & Carry Plan
    This was to hold neutrality between the US and European countries while still helping Britain, ignoring that Germany had no funds and could not reliably ship across the British-controlled Atlantic.
  • Bases for destroyer deal

    Bases for destroyer deal
    This event transferred fifty mothballed destroyers from the US Navy in exchange for land rights on British possessions.
  • US Draft Bill Enacted

    US Draft Bill Enacted
    All attempts to lower service age are defeated. Now 13 million men between ages 18-45 are liable to draft under the American flag.
  • Axis Powers act is signed

    Axis Powers act is signed
    Germany, Italy, and Japan agree to assist one another with all political, economic and military means when one of the three contracting powers is attacked.
  • Lend Lease Plan

    Lend Lease Plan
    This was to help Britain hold back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    This makes it right to share with other countries certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a better future for the world.
  • Gen. MacArthur invades Phillipines

    Gen. MacArthur invades Phillipines
    People gave him only a 1 in five chance of escaping and a month at most to be captured and he overcome this.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    After Midway, the Americans and their Allies took the offensive in the Pacific instead of the Japanese continuing their advance and capturing more land.
  • Guadalcanal

    Stopped Japanease expansion.
  • Allies Invade Sicilly

    Allies Invade Sicilly
    The first piece of Axis homeland fell to Allied forces during World War II. It then served as a base for the invasion of Italy and as a training ground for many of the officers and enlisted men.
  • D-Day

    Key to Hitler's defeat. Destruction of German oil reserves. Began the Allied forces pushing German forces back.
  • Pearl Harbor Day

    Pearl Harbor Day
    Honors those who died in the attack of Pearl Harbor. The flag is flown at half staff until sundown.
  • Roosevelt re-elected for 3rd time

    Roosevelt re-elected for 3rd time
    He was only president to win a 4th term. The people loved how he handled everything.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Here they discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war destructed Europe.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    He left Truman unaware of his plans, and Truman had to decide to use or to not use and continue to develop the atomic bomb.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, and Hitler’s evil deeds were coming to an end.
  • Hiroshima

    This killed about 140,000 people and seared everything for miles and gave radiation poison to nearly everyone. This is one event that ended WWII. The world entered the atomic age on this day.
  • Nagasaki

    This also helped end WWII. These were the only nuclear weapons used in war to this date. About 70,000 more people died here.
  • VJ day

    VJ day
    This honors the day of Japan’s initial announcement to surrender in 1945