World War II

  • Great Depression Starts

    Great Depression Starts
    The U.S. stock market crashes and that is when the great depression begins. Many Maericas are left jobless and living on the streets.
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    World War II

  • Japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

  • Roosevelt was elected president

    Roosevelt was elected president going into the great depression. Roosevelt was relected 1936 for his second term.He lived form 1882-1945.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

    On 30 January 1933, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany.In the election of late 1932 the Nazis won 37 per cent of the vote, and became the largest single party in the Reichstag. Hitler demanded the right to become Chancellor, but President Hindenburg appointed Franz von Papen instead.
  • Hitler & Mussolini form the Rome-Berlin Axis

  • Japan Invades China

  • Britain’s appeasement of Germany

    Appeasement, the policy of making concessions to the dictatorial powers in order to avoid conflict, governed Anglo-French foreign policy during the 1930s. It became indelibly associated with Conservative Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
  • Kristallnacht

    Nazis staged vicious pogroms—state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots—against the Jewish community of Germany. These came to be known as Kristallnacht.They destroyed 267 synagogues, vandalized or looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, and killed at least 91 Jewish people.
  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

  • Germany invades Poland

    This was the start of world war 2 lead by germany. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion.
  • German air force (Luftwaffe) bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain

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  • German air force (Luftwaffe) bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain

  • Japan joins the Axis Powers

  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France

  • Tuskegee Airmen

    The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Th Lend-Lease Act was signed into law on March 11, 1941. It was made to ease Britain's shortage of war materials to provide Britain with all possible aid short of war.
  • The Nazis implement the “Final Solution”

    Ity was a plan made by Nazis to take away and kill all the Jews out of Europe.It was a plan made by Hitler that was called a genocide. STrted in the summer of 1941.
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

  • Pearl Harbor

    Japanese war planes bombed a navel base in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. About 2,400 americans died. President Roosevelt called it a day that will live in infamy.
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    Japanese-American incarceration

    Over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during World War II.Ten camps were finally completed in remote areas of seven western states.
  • Bataan Death March

    Th Japanese assembled about 78,000 prisoners (12,000 U.S. and 66,000 Filipino). They began marching up the east coast of Bataan.The men who marched were starved and suffering.
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    Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway, fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. Before this battle the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific. By their attack, the Japanese had planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base, as well as to entrap and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Because of communication intelligence successes, the U.S. Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces, sinking the
  • Guadalcanal

    The Guadalcanal Campaign was the first major Allied offensive against Imperial Japan. Lasting from August 1942 until February 1943, it consisted of a series of fiercely contested battles at sea, in the air, and on the ground.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    A character that sybolized women who manufactured goods. Men thought of women as poeple who could not do any thing but duirng world war 2 they stepped in and started to be apart of factory work.
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    Manhattan Project

    Was a government project made to research about atomic bombs.In February 1940, $6,000 was made available to start research.
  • German forces surrender at Stalingrad

    Surrender was the only way any one could live for the German troops. Half of their man were dying or dead.
  • D-Day

    June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion. The attack was lead by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Was concidered tyhe turning point in the war.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge was the costliest action ever fought by the U.S. Army, which suffered over 100,000 casualties. But the Americans won.
  • Yalta Conference

    The conference lasted from Feburary 4th-11th, 1945. During the conference the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions regarding the future progress of the war and the postwar world.
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    Iwo Jima

    The americas fought their was up the mountain trying to reach the top. After they finally won theisland fulfilled its role as a waypoint to Japan for American bombers. During the final months of the war, 2,251 B-29 Superfortress would land on the island as a stopping point.
  • Okinawa

    Lasted from April 1st till June 22nd 1945. The allies wanted to capture a capture an island near Japan to serve as a base for air operations in support of the proposed invasion of the Home Islands. They were successful.
  • Roosevelt dies, Truman becomes president

  • Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders

    On April 25, 1945, Soviet forces move into Berlin. April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide.Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) is proclaimed for May 8, 1945.
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    Formation of the United Nations

    April 25th, 1945-1950 talked about how they could fix the league of nations. June 26, 1945 all 50 nations ratified the charter. Roosevelt urged America not to turn their backs on the world again. Unlike the league of nations the united states is a member of the league of nations.
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    Potsdam Conference

    Lasted from July 17- August 2, 1945. Allies held this conference to plan the war’s end. Decision was made to put Nazis war criminals on trial.
  • Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan killing thousands after the japanese still not surrendering America dropped another bomb three days later on Nagasaki.
  • Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II

  • Nuremberg Laws

    Was a law saying that jewish people could not marry germans or have children with them.This law was made by the german Nazis.
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    Nuremburg trials

    Lasted from November 20th, 1945-October 1 1946. There was 24 defendants. Hermann Goering creator and head of secret police and was caught. Charged with crimes against humanity. Many went in hiding. 19 would guilty and 12 sentenced to death. People were held responsible for their actions even during war time
  • Germany invades Austria

    Nazis come thorugh Austia and invade the land tearing it apart.
  • Marshall plan

    Was made in 1948. George Marshalls 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.