World War II

  • Great Depression Begins

    Great Depression Begins
    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century.
  • Japan Conquers Manchuria in northern China

  • Roosevelt First Elected President

    Roosevelt First Elected President
    A dominant leader of the Democratic Party and the only American president elected to more than two terms, he led the U.S. through part of the WWII, as his domestic policies defined American liberalism for the middle third of the 20th century.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germeny

    Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germeny
    Between 1929 and 1932, support for the Communist and Nazi parties increased. The less extreme parties were blamed for causing Germany's problems. As these parties had been unable to work together to solve country's problems, many people became more afraid that the Communists may take over. The moderate parties turned to the Nazis to keep the Communists out of Germany.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 were antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced at the annual Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party
  • Hitler & Mussolini from the Rome-Berlin Axis

  • Japan invades China

  • Britain's apeasement of Germany

    Britain's apeasement of Germany
    Appeasement was not without its critics. Churchill believed in a firm stand against Germany, and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigned in February 1938 over Britain’s continued acquiescence to fascist demands
  • Germany invades Austria

    Germany invades Austria
    German troops invaded Austria. Hitler was received with great enthusiasm by the Austrian people, and he immediately announced that Austria had become part of the German Reich
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    was a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    On this day in September, German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, and as Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland
  • Japan joins the axis powers

  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression Pact

  • Germany Invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France

  • German Airforce bombs London

  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    Lend-Lease act was the law that started a program under which the United States of America supplied the United Kingdom, the USSR, Republic of China, Free France, and other Allies with materiels.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military flyers in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still not allowed to be in the army or military.
  • Germany Invades Soviet Union

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    An attack by the Japanese, that targeted the U.S. naval base of Pearl Harbor, and many of its ships. The Japanese had bombers, dive bombers, and fighter jets during the attack.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter
    Rosie the Riveter represented the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of them produced materials and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military
  • Nazi's Implement the "Final Solution"

    Nazi's Implement the "Final Solution"
    The Final Solution was Germany's plan during World War II for Jewish people, allegedly resulting in the most deadly phase of the Holocaust, and the destruction of Jewish communities in continental Europe.
  • Japanese American Incarceration

    Japanese American Incarceration
    FDR signed the executive order 9066, which gave permission for all military officials to relocate and move all people with Japanese Descent.
  • Baatan Death March

    Baatan Death March
    The Baatan Death March was the transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    A attack by the Japanese on Midway Atoll, but was stoped by the U.S. and destroyed and damaged all of Japan's navy ships
  • British forces stop the advance of German Forces at El Almein

  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom, and Canada.
  • German Forces surrender at Stalingrad

    German Forces surrender at Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad.
  • Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal
    On this date United States Navy ships intercepted and defeated a Japanese formation of ships on their way down 'the Slot' to reinforce and resupply troops on the island, but suffered tragic losses as well.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    D-Day was a planned attack and invasion on Normandy by the allies against the axis. The allies faced over 12,000 casualties, and the axis only had about 4,000 to 9,000 casualties
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    This battle was a German offensive that was launched and fought through a large forrested area in Belgium.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta conference was a meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union, to discuss World War II
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    Iwo Jima was a attack by the U.S. on Japan as a the Pacific war. And of the 21,000 Japanese soldiers present at the beginning of the battle, over 19,000 were killed and only 1,083 taken prisoner.
  • Okinawa

    Okinawa
    The 82 day long batte, was also fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.
  • Roosevelt Dies, Truman becomes President

  • Formation of the United Nations

    A new peacekeeping organization to replace the weak and ineffective League of Nations. This new group of 50 nations is called the United Nations.
  • Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders

    Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders
    The second World War ended when the ceremony happened in Berlin signaling the end of the war, and then the next day all arms were laid down.
  • Potsdam Conference

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

    Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were made by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945. The two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.
  • Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II

    Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II
    The letter of Surrender from Japan, was the written agreement that enabled the surrender of the Empire of Japan, marking the end of World War II.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    There was initially 24 defendants, including some of Hitler's Top Officials. 19 of them were found guility and 12 were sentenced to death.
  • Marshall Plan

    Congress approved Secretary of State George Marshall's plan to help boost European economies. the U.S. gave more than 13 billion dollars to help the nations of Europe get back on their feet.