World War II

  • Stimson Doctrine

    US refused to recognize Japanese Manchuko
    b/c gained by force
  • Period: to

    FDR's administration

  • Nye Committee

    Headed by Gerald Nye, North Dakota
    WWI begun b/c of banker's and arms manufactturers' interests
  • Neutrality Act of 1935

    Prohibited arms shipments
    Forbid US citizens of travelling to belligerent nations
  • Neutrality Act of 1936

    Forbade loans to warring nations
  • Neutrality Act of 1937

    Forbade the shipment of arms to opposing sides in the Spanish Civil WAr
  • Destroyer for Bases

    British allowed US to build military bases on its islands
    US gave British 50 used destroyers
    Freed up British forces from Bermuda
    US helped
  • Four Freedoms Speech

    proposed lending money to Britain
    defense of "four freedoms"
    Freedom of religion and speech
    Freedom FROM want and fear
  • Lend Lease Act

    Ending cash and carry
    permitted the purchase of US arms on credit
  • Atlantic Charter

    FDR and Churchill
    Affirmed the peace objectives when the war ended
    self determination, no territorial expansion, free trade
    (none of that really happened)
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese invade French Indochinda
    FDR froze Japanese credit (no more oil)
    Japan needed oil in Dutch East Indies
    US in the way
    Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor
    Declaration of War on Japan
  • Manhattan Project

    J Robert Oppenheimer
    Atomic bomb
    employed 100000 people
    $2 billion to develop
    Arms race later on
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    (I would like to note that this is the first event to actually have taken place on May 8)
    US aircraft carriers stopped Japanese threat on Australia
    One of the first battles to make heavy use of aerial warfare
  • Bataan Death March

    (Hey, probably not important, but one of the only Philippines cards)
    American and Filipino prisoners of war forced to march throught he jungles on the Bataan Peninsula
  • Japanese Internment

    Wartime nativism
    Japanese-Americans accused of being saboteurs
    Forced Japanese out of homes into internment camps
  • Battle of Midway

    Midway Island= strategically vital to the defense of Hawai'i
    basically ended Japanese offense
  • Korematsu vs. US

    Supreme Court upheld internment policy
    justified during wartime
  • Battle of Normandy

    Allied drive to liberate France
    largest amphibious invasion
    British, Canadian, US, and French forces
    Under General Eisenhower
  • Yalta Conference

    Big Three- FDR, Churchill, Stalin
    Germany would be divided
    Free elections in the freed countries (didn't happen)
    USSR war against Japan
    USSR would control southern half of Sakhalin island and Kurile Islands
    world peace organization in San Fransisco
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    Truman's Administration

    Yes, I know it's longer than that
  • Victory in Europe Day

    Another actual may 8
    Germans exhausted after Battle of the Bulge
    Reims France
  • Potsdam Agreement

    Truman, Attlee, Stalin
    warning to Japan
    war-crime trials of Nazi leaders
  • Atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Japan refuses to comply w/ warning
    a-bomb dropped on Hiroshima then 3 days later, Nagasaki
  • Victory over Japan Day

    representatives from US, China, UK, Soviet Union, Australia, France, Canada, And Japan
    Japanese surrender on USS Missouri