World War II

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Became president of the US for 4 terms
  • Holocaust

    through May 8th, 1945- Jews in Europe were subjected to harsh persecution that led to the murder of 6,000,000 Jews and the destruction of 5,000 Jewish communities. a plan Hitler called the “Final Solution”
  • Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project is the code name for the US government's secret project that was established before World War II and culminated in the development of the nuclear bomb
  • September 1, 1939

    Germans seized the rest of Czechoslovakia and then invaded Poland
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    German submarine U-30 attacked what the submarine captain thought was a British auxiliary cruiser; the ship had turned out to be the passenger liner Athenia, the kind of ship that the German Navy ordered its submarines to avoid. The death of 112 civilians aboard Athenia started the Battle of the Atlantic.
  • Battle of Britain

    German Air force began its mass bomber attacks on British radar stations, aircraft factories and fighter airfields. During these raids radar stations and airfields were badly damaged and twenty-two RAF planes were destroyed. This attack was followed by daily raids on Britain.
  • Selective training and service act

    required that men in their twenties and thirties register with local draft boards. Later, when the U.S. entered World War II, all men aged 18 to 45 were made liable for military service.
  • Lend-Lease act

    gave Franklin D, Roosevelt the powers to sell, transfer, exchange, and lend equipment to any country to help it defend itself against the Axis powers.
  • Pearl Harbor

    reason the US was in the war. First hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 PM. Behind them they left chaos, 2,403 dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet
  • Bataan Death March

    American and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula on West Luzon Island in the Philippines decided that they would not survive much longer in their fight against the Japanese. They were low on food, ammunition, and morale, and men were dying. On the 9th, they turned surrendered to the Japanese by raising any white articles they had to let them know they were finished with fighting. The only way to get the men to the camp was to make them march the 70 miles.
  • Battle of Midway

    Through June 7th, 1942- near the Central Pacific island of Midway, known as the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. 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. The United States won.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    through Feburary 2, 1943-known as the turning point in WWII in Europe, forced Germany army to full retreat
  • D-Day

    allied troops crossed the English channel into the Normandy region to assault France
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Through 26th, 1944- Allied leaders elected to begin operations to liberate the Philippines, the initial landings were to be in Leyte Gulf. Knowing about the attack, the commander of the Japanese Combined Fleet initiated plan Sho-Go 1. Kurita's retreat effectively ended the battle.
  • The Battle of The Bulge

    Through January 25, 1945--last major Nazi offensive against the Allies in WWII- last ditch attempt by Hitler to split the Allies in 2 in their drive towards Germany and destroy ability to supply themselves
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Through March 16th, 1945- United States wanted the island as a base for plane fighters. As the Americans were trying to capture Iwo Jima the Japanese were firing at them and the Americans were firing back finally the Americans won.
  • V - E Day

    "victory over Europe day” war in Europe Ended
  • Hiroshima

    US drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima (Japan)
  • Nagasaki

    US drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki (Japan)
  • V - J Day

    “victory over Japan day” war in Japan ended