The U.S. Congress approves the first peacetime conscription draft in anticipation of possible American involvement in WW2.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to his third term as President of the United States.
Franklin D. Rooseve broke the tradition of only serving two terms he was also the only president to serve more than two terms as U.S. president.
Lend-Lease Act is approved.
The U.S. supplied 50.1 billion dollars worth of goods, materials, and war supplies to the allies during WW2 to help out with the war but not get involved.
Mount Rushmore is completed
Mount rushmore is 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four of the United States presidents. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
RKO Pictures releases Citizen Kane
Directed by and staring Starring orson wells failed to reach box office and faded from view soon after its release, it is also still a well known movie.
Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
Japan supprise attacked an American air base before we entered WW2 in order to cripple us. 2,300 Americans died in the attack. Righr after the attack we declared war on the Axix powers.
Executive order 9066 is signed ordering Japanese-Americans to be held in relocation camps.
Authorized the evacuation of all people deemed as a threat to National Security from the West coast to relocation centers, because the U.S. was afraid there was Japanese spys.
Battle of Midway
Fought over a U.S. mid pacific base at Midway against Japanese commander Admiral Isorku Yamamoto.
Manhattan Project Begins
The atomic bomb project which cost the U.S. 25.8 Billion dollars in todays money. The Manhattan Project was the first project to seccessfully creat the atom bomb.
Dertoit, Michigan Race Riots
Recruiters toured the South convincing whites and blacks to head North with promises of high wages in the factories.
D-Day (operation Overlord)
The U.S. invaded Normandy attacking German troops by both Air and Sea. there were 73,000 Americans, 61,715 British and 21,400 Canadians involved in the attack.
G.I. Bill of Rights signed into law.
Offically known as Service men's Reajustment Act. It designed to provide greater oppertunities to returning war veterans of WW2 provided federal aid to help veterans adjust
Americans land at Iwo Jima
In addition to the air assult Iwo the marines requested 10 days of pre-invation naval bombardment.
Harry S. Truman becomes President.
He was born in Lamar, Missouri, in 1844. He married Elizabeth in virginia. Wallace and opened a haberdashery in Kansas city. he was elected Judge of the Jackson countycourt in 1922.
Germany surrendered to the British field Marshall
Bombing of Hoshima and Nagaski
During WW2 An american B-29 Bomber dropped the worlds first deployed atomic bomb of Japinese city of Hiroshima
First meeting of United Nations General Assembly
Representives of fifty nations met in San Fracisco to adopt a plan for a new international body to ensure peace and stability in the world
National Basketball Association of America is founded.
Also known as the NBA is the men's profetional basketball league of North America and is also considdered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The Marshall plan also known as the European Recovery Program (ERP) was an American program to give support to help rebuild the European economies.
Jackie Bobinson debuts at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the major Leagues, he broke the baseball color line which helped pave a way to bringing an end to racial segregation.
President Truman is re-elected.
Truman was a democratic president. He was the 48th president of the united states. His election was said to be "greatest election upset in American history" because every prediction for president he would loose.
NATO is formed
The NATO (North Alantic Treaty Orginization) also known as a intergovernmental military alliance was formed to try to keep peace by signing treaties to make sure that there are no more tragic war events.