US involvement in WWII

  • Japan quits the league of nations

    Japan quits the league of nations
    Japan withdraws from the league of nations after being blamed for the events that took place in Manchuria
  • Cash and carry plan

    Cash and carry plan
    Held nuetrality between US and European countries, but still provided aid to Britain.
  • Bases for Destroyer Deal

    Bases for Destroyer Deal
    agreement between US and UK, transferred fifty mothballed destroyers from the United States Navy in exchange for land rights on British possessions.
  • US Draft bill enacted

    US Draft bill enacted
    First peacetime draft in US history.
  • Axis powers act signed

    Axis powers act signed
    established the axis powers of WWII. signed by representatives of Germany, Italy, and Japan. also called Tripartite Pact.
  • Lend lease plan

    Lend lease plan
    Helped Britain hold back Hitler's advance.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    allows countries to share common principles and national policies with other countries.
  • Gen. MacArthur evacuates the Phillipines

    Gen. MacArthur evacuates the Phillipines
    MacArthur agrees to leave Fort Mills and proceed to Mindanao.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    after this battle, Americans and allies took offensive to keep Japanese from capturing more land.
  • Guadalcanal

    kept Japanese from expanding.
  • Allies invade Sicily

    Allies invade Sicily
    Sicily falls to allied forces.
  • D-day

    allies push German forces back.
  • Roosevelt re-elected 3rd time

    Roosevelt re-elected 3rd time
    FDR was the only president to win a fourth term.
  • Yalta conference

    Yalta conference
    meeting between Soviet Union, US and UK todiscuss Europe's post war re-organization.
  • FDR dies

    FDR dies
    Roosevelt was already in declining health, and on this day at 3:35 pm, he died of a stroke.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Surrender of Nazi Germany. Accepted formally by allies.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima bombed by US.
  • Nagasaki

    Another Japanese city bombed by US.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Japan announces its surrender.
  • Pearl Harbor Day

    Pearl Harbor Day
    Day that honors lives lost in Pearl Harbor.