World War II

  • Hitler elected Chancellor of Germany

    In 1933, German citizens elected a new chancellor, Adolf Hitler. His desire to rule the world was what caused the beginning of World War II
  • Invasion of Poland

    The German forces invaded Poland, their neighbor. This was the beginning of the war.
  • Declaration of War

    Great Britain and France declared war on Germany in response to the invasion of Poland. These two nations were the beginning of the Allied Nations.
  • Italy Joins Germany

    Italy joins Germany as they invade France Belgium and the Netherlands. Aushwitz is established by Germany.
  • Lend-Lease Bill

    The President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, signed the lend-lease act. This allowed us to support the allies without charging them when they could not pay.
  • Invasion of the Soviet Union

    Germany invades the Soviet Union using. By attacking the Soviet Union, germany sent the Soviet Union to the Allied Powers.
  • Pearl Harbor

    On Sunday morning, December 7th the Japanese air force attacked Pearl Harbor. This direct attack on the United States couldn't go unanswered.
  • United States

    On December 11, in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor the United States Declares war on the Axis powers. The United States joins the war effort.
  • Executive Order 9066

    This order was signed into law by President Roosevelt. It legalized the internment of Japanese-Americans.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Germany attacked the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union. They laid seige to the city.
  • North Africa Campaign

    The Allied forces invaded Northern Africa in hopes of preventing Germany from taking more land. This was called Operation Torch.
  • End of Stalingrad Seige

    The German army surrendered at Stalingrad ending the siege and the battle. The German soldiers were not prepared for a Russian winter.
  • Mussolini Resigns

    The dictator of Italy Benito Mussolini resigned. Without their leader the italian army would soon surrender.
  • Italian Surrender

    The italian army surrenders. The resignation of Mussolini caused the end of the Italian part of the war.
  • D-Day

    American troops were shipped into continental Europe. They were able to fight on the ground against the German forces.
  • Paris is Liberated

    The allied troops fought to regain territories lost to Germany after D-Day. Retaking France was a huge step in the right direction.
  • Yalta Conference

    The Big Three met to discuss progress on the war front. President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joesph Stalin were the leaders of the allied powers.
  • FDR dies

    After a long battle against his health, President Roosevelt died. His vice president Harry Truman stepped into the position as President of the United States.
  • Germany Surrenders

    After the death of Adolf Hitler on April 30th, the German army surrenders. They sign an unconditional surrender.
  • Nagasaki

    After dropping the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the U. S. dropped the second bomb on Nagasaki. Japan finally surrendered ending the war.