World War II

  • Great Depression Begins.

    Great Depression Begins.
    It was the worse economic crisis in the nation's history. It also affected millions of other around the globe.
  • Japan conquers Manchuria in Norhtern China.

    It was an attempt by the Japanese Empire to take over the whole province, in order to eventually encompass all of East Asia.
  • Roosevelt first elected President.

    Roosevelt first elected President.
    He was elected President in November of 1932. By March there were 13 million people unemployed and almost every bank was closed.
  • Hitler becomes Chanellor of Germany.

    Hitler becomes Chanellor of Germany.
    He became Chancellor because the elderly President Hindenburg, in the hope of creating a stable government, agreed to the plan.
  • Nuremberg Laws.

    Nuremberg Laws.
    They were Anit-Semitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced at the annual Nuremberg rally of the Nazi party.
  • Britain's appeasement of Germany.

    Britain's appeasement of Germany.
    It was when Britain and France ignored and allowed German troops to march into the Rhineland (western Germany, along the border of France).
  • Japan invades China.

    Japan invades China.
  • Germany invades Austria.

    Germany invades Austria.
    Hilter announced that Austria had become part of the German Reich.
  • Kristallnacht.

    The Nazis unleashed a wave of pogroms against Germany's Jews.
  • Germany invades Poland - blitzkrieg (start of WWII).

    Germany invades Poland - blitzkrieg (start of WWII).
    German forces bombarded Poland from the sky and from land. Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.
  • Japan joins the Axis Powers.

    Japan join the Axis Powers.
  • Tuskegee Airmen.

    Tuskegee Airmen.
    Civil organizations and the black press exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an all-African-American pursuit Squadron based on Tuskegee, Alabama, 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
  • Lend-Lease Act.

    Lend-Lease Act.
    It was al law that started the program in which the United States of America supplied the United Kingdom, the USSR, the Republic of China, Free France, and other allied countries.
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    Manhattan Project.

    It was the project to make the world's first nuclear weapon.
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union.

    Germany invades the Soviet Union.
  • Pearl Harbor.

    Pearl Harbor.
    The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
  • Rosie the Riveter.

    Rosie the Riveter.
    Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom proudced munitions and war supplies.
  • Guadalcanal

    It was the scene of bitter fighting between American and Japanese troops; the American forces were ultimately victorious.
  • Japanese-American incarceration.

    Japanese-American incarceration.
    The United States, as an ostensible matter of military necessity, incarceration virtually the entire Japanese-American populartion of the west coast states.
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    Battle of Midway

    The battle was fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid pacific base at midway atoll.
  • Nazis implement the "Final Solution."

    Nazis implement the "Final Solution."
    It was the plan to annihilate the Jews of Europe.
  • German Forces Surrender at Stalingrad

    German Forces Surrender at Stalingrad
    By the beginning of February 1943, Axis resistance in Stalingrad had ceased and the remaining elements of the 6th army had either surrendered or been destroyed.
  • D-Day.

    The D-day cost was very high and more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, but more than 100,000 soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.
  • Battle of the Bulge.

    Battle of the Bulge.
    Also known as Ardennenoffensive and Rundstedtoffensive. It was a major German offensive launched through the densely forested Arednnes region of Wallonia in Belgium, and France and Luxembourg on the Western Front towards the end of WWII. Most of the American troops were on leave in Paris and hadn’t been think about what their next assignment would be. Was very bloody.
  • Yalta Conference.

    Yalta Conference.
    Was the WWII meeting of the heads of government of the united states, united kingdom, and the soviet union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe’s post-war reorganization.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima, or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima form the Japanese Empire.
  • Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.
  • President Roosevelt Dies.

    President Roosevelt dies.
  • Formation of the United Nations.

    50 nations met in San Francisco to discuss a new peacekeeping organization to replace the weak and ineffective League of Nations.
  • Truman becomes President.

    Truman becomes President.
  • Formation of the United Nations.

    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 United States is a member of the United Nations.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

    Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
    The explosion for Hiroshima killed more than 75,000 people.
  • Atomic bomb drops on Nagasaki.

    Atomic bomb drops on Nagasaki.
    The explosion for Nagasaki killed another 40000. Finally after bombing the Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the Japanese finally surrendered.
  • Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II

    September 2, 1945. The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was the written agreement that enabled the surrender of the Empire of Japan, marking the end of World War II. It was signed by the representatives from the Empire of Japan, the United States of America, the Republic of China, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Kingdom o
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    Nuremberg Trials.

    19 found guilty, 12 sentenced to death
    People are responsible for their actions, even in wartime
    Hermann Goring – creator & head of Gestapo (secret police)
  • Marshall Plan.

    Congress approved Secretary of State George Marshall’s plan to help boost European economies. The U.S. gave a lot of money.
  • Hitler and Mussolini form the Rome-Berlin Axis.

    1949 book written by Hitler and Mussolini.