World War 2

  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Stocks fell more than 75% on Black Tuesday. The Bonus army began to demand the pay that they were owed
  • Japan Conquers Manchuria

    Between September 20 and September 25, Japanese forces took Hsiungyueh, Changtu, Liaoyang, Tungliao, Tiaonan, Kirin, Chiaoho, Huangkutun and Hsin-min. This effectively secured control of Liaoning and Kirin provinces and the main line of rail communications to Korea.
  • Roosevelt Elected President

    Roosevelt Elected President
    Not actual date
    First 100 days” campaign wanted immediate relief. Created the new deal to stop the depression. Died April 12, 1945.
  • Hitler Becoms Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler Becoms Chancellor of Germany
    After elections in 1932 Hitler was appointed Chancellor and then quickly overthrew the government. Hitler led the Nazi Party.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    Deprived Jews of German citizenship. Marriage between Jews and citizens was forbidden. Sentenced to death if any laws were disobeyed.
  • Hitler & Mussolini form the Rome-Berlin Axis

    Partners in military aggression
  • Japan Joins Axis Powers

    Japan joined nearly a month after Italy joined. Military partners in aggression
  • Japan Invades China

  • Britain's Appeasement of Germany

    Britain's Appeasement of Germany
    Not actual date
    Giving in to Germany’s demands known as the Munich Agreement, Winston Churchill warned that Hitler would not stop with Sudentenland. Agreement was that Germany would gain control of the Sudetenland and Hitler promised to stop seeking more territory.
  • Germany Invades Austria

    Germany Invades Austria
    Termed the Anschluss. Not supposed to happen or not expected to happen because of the Treaty of Versailles
  • Kristallnacht

    Known as “Night of broken glass” because of all the windows that were broken on that night. Riots on Jewish property.The SA shattered the storefronts of about 7,500 Jewish stores and businesses
  • German and Soviet Union have a Non Aggression Pact

    Pact was broken when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union, on June 22, 1941.
  • Germany Invades Poland: Blitzkrieg

    Germany Invades Poland: Blitzkrieg
    Poland land gets split among Germany and the Soviet Union and Slovakia. Plan was Germany invaded first and then Soviets invaded from the East
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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Not actual dates
    332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corp. Racial friction. Not allowed to train together
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    German air force (Luftwaffe) bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain

    British victory – Germany’s first major defeat in ww2. United Kingdom and Canada losses: 544 aircrew killed, 422 aircrew wounded, 1,547 aircraft destroyed.
    Germany and Italy losses: 2,698 aircrew killed, 967 captured, 638 missing bodies identified by British authorities, 1,887 aircraft destroyed
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Started a program under which the USA supplied the United Kingdom, the USSR, Republic of China, Free France, and other Allied nations with materiel. Signed 9 months before the USA entered the world. This is a photo of Roosevelt signing the act
  • Germany Invades Soviet Union

    Broke nonaggression pact
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan attack on USA ship harbor in Hawaii. Japan’s air fleet dropped many bombs on the harbor. Made the USA enter the war
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100-650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell.The Battle of Bataan ended on April 9, 1942
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Plan was for Japan to lure American aircraft carriers. America still succeeded
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter
    not actual date
    Term for women who were helping the war effort. Taking jobs and being a good symbol for women to help out with jobs that were left behind when the men went to war. Symbolized women as stronger than they appeared
  • El Alamein

    Germany and Italy against United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and British India. 1–27 July 1942.
  • Guadalcanal

    August 7, 1942 - 9 February 1943.The island was part of British Empire from 1568 until the Japanese occupied it in May 1942. American troops outnumbered the Japanese troops. 10,000 soldiers landed
  • The Manhattan Project Begins

    The Manhattan Project Begins
    Project where the Americans built an atomic bomb to destroy Japan if they didn’t surrender. Lasted from 1942-1947.“started” August 13, 1942. Disbanded August 15, 1947. United States, United Kingdom, and Canada were the countries working on the project
  • Battle at Stalingrad Begins

    The Germans final target was to have been Baku.
  • Japanese Incarceration

    Japanese Incarceration
    Not Actual Date
    Lasted from 1942-1946.After Pearl Harbor they wanted all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast to be put in the camps. Advertising it made it seem like a nice place to be in, but in reality it was a terrible living condition
  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France (Vichy France)

    German victory in battle of France. Land later named after hero of the battle Marshal Philippe Pétain
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Battle lasted from August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943. The Allies bled the German army dry. Turning point in ww2
  • The Final Solution

    The Final Solution
    Law declaring that all Jews be taken out of Germany. Nazis wanted to "cleanse” Germany of all Jews. All Jews should be killed. Hitler's idea/plan
  • D-Day

    156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Lasted from 16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945. Largest and bloodiest battle fought by the United States in World War II. Allies advanced towards Germany. Germany had a major offensive which caught the Allies by surprise
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Lasyted February 4–11, 1945. Discuss the re-establishments of the nations of war-torn Europe. Could’ve possibly started ideas for the cold war
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    Lasted from 19 February – 26 March 1945. USA vs. Japan on the island of Iwo Jima. Japanese defeat was known to happen from the start because of the mass weapons that the USA possessed. USA won and captured the island of Iwo Jima from Japan
  • Okinawa

    Lasted from 1 April – 22 June 1945. The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand fought with the USA against japan. Simultaneously, tens of thousands of local civilians were killed, wounded, or committed suicide during the battle. The largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II
  • Roosevelt Dies, and Truman Becomes President

    Roosevelt was 63 when he died. Germany surrendered a few weeks after Truman went into office
  • Formation of the United Nations

    50 Nations met in san Francisco to discuss a new peacekeeping organization to replace the weak and ineffective League of Nations
  • Allies force surrender on Germany in Berlin

    Allies force surrender on Germany in Berlin
    A bit more than a week after Hitler committed suicide. Allies force Germany’s surrender. Outnumber Germany
  • United Nations Formed

    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
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    Potsdam Conference

    Allies held the Potsdam conference to plan the war’s end. Decision was made to put Nazi war criminals on trial
  • Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima
    The bomb name Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima. Killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima
  • Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasaki
    The bomb named Fat Man dropped on Nagasaki. Killed 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki
  • Japan Surrenders

    They surrendered because of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Didn’t surrender sooner because their emperor refused to allow them to. Allowed to surrender because the Emperor agreed after the bombings
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    Nuremberg Trials

    24 defendants, including some of Hitler’s top officials. Hermann Goring – creator and head of Gestapo (secret police. Not same thing as SS). Charged with crimes against humanity. 19 found guilty, 12 sentenced to death. People are responsible for their actions, even in wartime
  • Marshall Plan

    Not Actual Date
    Congress approved Secretary of State George Marshall’s plan to help boost European economies.The U.S. gave more than 13$ billion to help the nations of Europe get back on their feet