World War 2 Timeline

  • Great Depression Begins (I only gave the year not the specific year)

    the stock market crashed on black Tuesday, there were no safety neat’s in place, so jobs homes and business lost all their money. World War 2 was what got us out of the Great Depression.
  • Kristallnacht

    (Not the specific date just year) 1930’s- before the concentration camps, Night when the government lead groups of soldiers that destroyed the German building, called that because of all the glass, try to make it look like not government lead, and took place in middle of the night.
  • Japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

    (Only gave the year and not specific date) Japan went south and started taking advantage and to expand the land. They were the first to start invading other countries.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

    (Only gave the year) Hitler was appointed chancellor because he was a part of the National Socials German Workers, he was a member, and stabbed everyone in the back and taking over. People who helped him he turned against.
  • Roosevelt first elected president

    (Not the specific date just the year) President for 16 years served 4 terms, first elected in 1932, created the new deal for getting jobs all over the Unites States, to counter the effects of the Great Depression. Thing Roosevelt set up Social Security, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Nationals Recovery Act.
  • Hitler & Mussolini form the Rome

    (Not the specific date just the year) Berlin Axis: Formed alliances call the Rome/ Berlin axis, japans joined them in 1940, formed originally in 1936. In 1938 Hitler invaded Austria had the support of Italy.
  • Japan invades China

    (Not the specific date just the year) 1937- Went into Manchuria and moved their way down all the way to Taiwan. The Japanese did not conquer all of China
  • Germany invades Austria

    (Not the specific date just year) 1938 Hitler invaded Austria mostly Germany speaking many people of Austria welcomed the invasion. Ok because they were a part of the same origin Nationalism VS
  • Britain’s appeasement of Germany

    (Not the specific date just the year) Neville Chamberlin in 1938 after invasion of Austria, they meant in Germany and they could have the Czechoslovakia land if Hitler promised to stop seeking more territory.
  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

    August 23,1939 was concluded before the war began it divided eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence
  • Germany invades Poland

    September 1st 1939- because they just wanted more land when the people started to notice that he was lying. 2 days later the start of world war 2. 1 month Poland soldiers wiped out.
  • Japan joins the Axis Powers

    (Not the specific dat just the year) Japan joins that power of the axis in 1940
  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France

    1940- A war on 2 fronts, Germany sits in the middle of all the areas that they took over (countries).
  • German air force (Luftwaffe

    (No date Found) bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain: Germans flew by on planes bombing Great Britain because they were in alliance with the United States. All these alliances where taking over by Germany
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    (No specific date) a famous unit that was segregated from the Americans, were African American Pilots. Served in North Africa and in Europe.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    (No specific date- the start of WW2) A character who symbolized a woman working in the man’s position while they were away at war. It symbolizes a new group of age workers.
  • The Nazis implement the “Final Solution

    (No specific Date) The Nazi plan to exterminate all the Jews. After the Nazi power grew the cut down the Jews. 1941 was the start of the mobile killing of the entire Jewish communitys.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    (not the specific dat, only the year) an act of 1941, was a US military aid to foreign nations during World War 2. An act that authorized the president to transfer arms or any other defense where Soviet Union, China, and Brazil received weapons of defense.
  • \Germany invades the Soviet Union

    On June 22, 1941 the Germans invaded, Largest German military operation in World War 2. Soviet air force was destroyed where cut off from supplies and had to surrender.
  • Pearl Harbor

    A Naval base attack that was sent by the Japans on a separate island on December 7th, 1941 and lasted around 2 hours.
  • Japanese-American incarceration

    (After the Pearl Harbor Bombing) It was the removal of the Japanese Americans in the west to prisons during WW2, because the Americans thought that they were going to bomb us.
  • Bataan Death March

    t(not the specific day) April 1942 Filipinos surrendered and where forced to march 65 miles, and divided into groups of 100, March took around 5 days. 1,00 troops had died. One who survived prison war camps.
  • Manhattan Project

    (Not the specific date, only the year) A top Secret government plan that was creating an atomic bomb in 1942. Worked for 3 year to make bomb. Lead by an American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.
  • Battle of Midway

    (not the specific day) An United States victory over the Japs. Of Midway island that had proved to be the turning point in the war. US Navy destroyed 4 Japs. Carriers and 250 planes. American lost 1 carrier and 150 planes in June 1942.
  • German forces surrender at Stalingrad

    February 2, 1943 in began in the summer on 1942 they surrenders because many of the Nazis where dying in the winter and surrendered on February 2.
  • Guadalcana

    (not the specificc day) the first US land victory over the Japanese in 1943.They marched onto shore and 6 months of fighting in February 1943 the Americans won the battle. The start of Navajos known as code talkers.
  • ]British forces stop the German advance at El Alamein

    (not the specific day) Fought in the desert of North Africa, one of best victories in the way, The German surrendered in North Africa on May 1943.
  • Marshall Plan

    (not the specific month or day) 1948. Congress approved the secretary of State George marshal’s plan to help boost European economies. The United States gave more than $13 billion to help the nations of Europe get back on their feet.
  • D-Day

    An allied invasion into France on June 6, 1944. Largest seaborne invasion in history, at the end of the month more than 850,000 went into France.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    January 25, 1945 was the end. The final of German army was forced to surrender after a battle that lasted months. German troops pushed backed allied forces and then US troops defeated them. 120,000 German Deaths and 80,000 Americans Deaths
  • Yalta Conference

    (not the specidce day) A conference where the allies planned out the post war world. The meeting was in February 1945. Made the postwar international peace keeping organization. Stalin promised to declare war on Japan after Germany surrendered. Discussed governments that would be set up in Eastern Europe.
  • Iwo Jima

    (not the specific day) February 1945 US marines invaded the island, in late February the planet the American flag onto the mountain but fighting contributed for several more days
  • Roosevelt dies, Truman becomes president

    (not the specidic day)President Roosevelt was in poor health on April, 1945 month after sworn into 4th term the president died
  • Okinawa

    (not the specific day) In April they invaded the island, it took several months to take the island more than 18,00 US death and more than 120,000 Japanese deaths.
  • Formation of the Unites Nations

    April 25, 1945- 50 nation 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 back on the world again. Unlike the League of Nation, the Unites States is a member of the United Nations.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    (Not the specific date just the year) From the trails, a location in Germany where they helped the World War 2, were they prosecuted everyone. Put the crimes of Nazi leaders in jail. Opened in November in Germany in 19445 included Hitler’s tops officials, charged with crimes against humanity (all found guilty- “I was just following orders”)
  • Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    on August 6, 1945 they dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima an industrial city and killed more than 75,000 people and 5 miles into a wasteland. On August 9 dropped the send bomb on Nagasaki killing 40,000 people
  • o Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II

    On August 14, 1945 japan surrender. September 2, 1945 Japanese and allied Leaders met abroad US battleship the Japanese officials signed an official letter of surrender.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    November 20, 1945 – October 1, 1946. 24 defendants, including some of Hitler’s top officials. Hermann Goring creator and head of Gestapo (secret police). Nazis were charged with crimes against humanity. 19 found guilty, 12 sentenced to death. People are responsible for their actions, even wartime.
  • Potsdam Conference

    July 17 – August 2, 1955 Allies held the Potsdam Conference to plan the wars end, Decision was made to put Nazi war criminals on trial