World War 2 Timeline

Timeline created by jmills28
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    World War 2

  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan Invades Manchuria
    Attacked to gain land and resources for the use of the Japanese.
  • Neutrality Act

    Neutrality Act
    Passed by congress to prevent America from being drawn into war.
  • Anschluss

    Anschluss
    Austrian union with Germany. Germany violated the Treaty of Versailles.
  • The "Night of Broken Glass"

    The "Night of Broken Glass"
    100 Jews were killed and many more were sent to concentration camps. Thousands of Jewish businesses and synagogues were damaged.
  • Official Start of World War Two

    Official Start of World War Two
    German Invasion of Poland
  • Britain and France Declare War on Germany

    Britain and France Declare War on Germany
    Became known as the Allies
  • Germany Attacks France

    Germany Attacks France
    Quickly conquered the Netherlands.
  • German U-Boats sink USS Reuben James

    German U-Boats sink USS Reuben James
    The first U.S. vessel destroyed by enemy fire in WWII, and lost more than 100 of its crew members.
  • Japanes Attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    Japanes Attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
    Japanese attack United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They cause major damage and bring the United States into the war.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    Gave the armed forces power to establish military zones and to remove people of Japanese heritage from the western United States.
  • 16 American Bombers Attack Tokyo

    16 American Bombers Attack Tokyo
    Did not do major damage but caused Japan's leaders to worry and make future mistakes.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    America broke the Japanese code. They finally defeat the Japanese after six months.
  • Allies Enter Rome

    Allies Enter Rome
    The first Axis capital to fall.
  • Allies Launch Invasion of France

    Allies Launch Invasion of France
    American soldiers moved up toward the cliffs while German gunners fired at them from above. By the end, the Allies became victorious.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Last major German offensive, yet failed.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    A meeting to discuss what should become of Germany.
  • Attack on Iwo Jima

    Attack on Iwo Jima
    Hard, bloody fighting on the volcanic island located 750 miles south of Tokyo.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Bloodiest battle in Pacific war. Americans gained control.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    Bombing of Hiroshima
    America dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima causing around 80,000 casualties, yet Japan refused to surrender.
  • Bombing of Nagasaki

    Bombing of Nagasaki
    Killed nearly 40,000 people and finally lead to Japan's surrender.
  • Japanese Surrender

    Japanese Surrender
    Japan Surrenders aboard the USS Missouri.