world war 2

  • Japan invades China

  • great deprestion

  • Japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

  • Britain’s appeasement of Germany

  • Germany invades Austria

  • Kristallnacht

  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

  • Germany invades Poland - blitzkrieg

  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France

  • Hitler & Mussolini form the Rome-Berlin Axis

  • German air force bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain

  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Tuskegee Airmen

  • German forces surrender at Stalingrad

  • Bataan Death March

  • Battle of Midway

  • Guadalcanal

  • Manhattan Project

  • Rosie the Riveter

  • D-day

  • Battle of the Bulge

  • Yalta Conference

  • Roosevelt dies, Truman becomes president

  • Okinawa

  • formations of the united states nation

    April 25, 1945 – 50 nations met in San Francisco to discuss a new peacekeeping organization to replace the weak and ineffective League of Nations
    June 26, 1945 – all 50 nations ratified the charter, creating a new international peacekeeping body known as the United Nations
    President Roosevelt had urged Americans not to turn their backs on the world again
    Unlike the League of Nations, the United States is a member of the United Nations
  • war ends

  • potsdam confrince

    Allies held the Potsdam Conference to plan the war’s end
    Decision was made to put Nazi war criminals on trial
  • Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

  • Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri

  • world war 2 ended

  • Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders

  • Japanese-American incarceration

  • nurebuger trails

    November 20, 1945 – October 1, 1946
    24 defendants, including some of Hitler’s top officials
    Hermann Goering – creator & head of Gestapo (secret police)
    Charged with crimes against humanity
    19 found guilty, 12 sentenced to death
    People are responsible for their actions, even in wartime
  • Japan joins the Axis Powers

  • marshall plan

    U.S. gave more than $13 billion to help the nations of europe get back on their feet