The U.S Congress approves the first peactime conscription draft in anticipation of possible American involvement in WWII
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to his third term as President of the United States
Election was fought in shadow of WWII as the United States was emerging from Great Deperession. Franklin D. Roosevelt broke tradition and ran for a third term which becomes a major issue.
Lend-Lease Act is approved
The Lend-Lease Act is a program where the United States supplied the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, China, Free France, and other Allied nations.
RKO Pictures releases Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane explains the life and legacy of Charles Kane, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Rnadolph Hearst.
Manhattan Project begins
James B. Conturt replaces Bush at the national Defense Research Committee, which becomes an advisory body to the office of scientific Research and Development.
Mount Rushmore is completed
Mount Rushmore is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mt. Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota. It features 60 foot sculptures of the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Executive order 9066 is signed ordering Japanese-Americans to be held in relocation camps
A United States presedential executive order signed and issued during World War II by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Prescribe certain areas as military zones
Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway was an important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. US Navy decisively defeated on Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoil.
Detroit, Michigan Race Riots
The rioting between blacks and whites began on Belle Isle, killed 34, wounded 433, and destroying property valued at 2 milion dollars.
D-Day (Operation Overlord)
160,000 Allied troops landed a 50 mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
G.I. Bill of Rights signed into law
Created by Henry Colmery, the G.I. Bill was to prevent a repititions of the Bomus March and a relapse into the Great Depression. Low interest leans were available to servicemen. This caused many American families to move from urban apartments to the suburbs.
Americans land at Iwo Jima
America captured the island Iwo Jima from the japense empire after 36 days of battle. The flag was raised on February 23 after Japan surrendered.
Harry S. Truman becomes president
After Franklin D. Roosevelt's death, Truman became president. Truman ordered the atomic bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He also witnessed the signing of the charter of the United Nations
German forces in Holland, Denmark, and Northwest Germany suerrendered on May 4th. Germany signed the surrender document on May 7th in France.
Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
An American B-29 bomber dropped the worlds first deployed atomic bomb. It wiped out 90% of the city and killed 80,000 people immideiately. 3 days later, another B-29 was dropped killing 40,000 people.
First Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly
This is the only place where all nations have equal representation. The assembly oversees the budget of the United Nations, appoints the no permanent members to the security council and recieve reports from other parts of the United Nation.
National Basketball Association of America is founded
On November 1, 1946 the first NMA game was played. The NBA was a merging of the BAA and NSL. It was founded by the owners of the major hockey arenas in Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. and Canada
Jackie Robinson debuts at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Jackie went hitless in 3 at bats but had a sacrafice bunt. He handled 11 chances at outs flawlessly.
Aid toe Europe where the U.S. gave support to help rebuild European economies after WWII in order to prevent the spread of communism.
President Truman is re-elected
Truman presented the Fair Deal. He sent ground forces to defend South korea when they were attaked my North Korea
NATO is formed
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Great Briatin, France, Luxemburg, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Norway and the United States are all part of the NATO. If there would happen to be an attack on one or more of them, then it was on all of them.