World War II

  • General Eisenhower

    General Eisenhower
    General Eisenhower was the commander of the American Army forces.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    Hitler was the leader of the German army forces.
  • Selective Service and Training Act

    Selective Service and Training Act
    Also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act; this was the draft for World War II in which required men from ages 18 to 65 to register for the war. America needed all the help it could get.
  • Battle of Monte Cassino

    Battle of Monte Cassino
    Battle of Monte Cassino was also known as the Battle of Rome. This battle was composed of the four battles fought by Allies that were opposed to Germans and Italians. This battle's purpose was to destroy the Winter Line and conquer Rome.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    This is when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and destroyed most of Americans battle ships and aircrafts. This battle did not hinder the capability of the Americans drive to recover from the attack.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was when the Japanese captured Americans and kept them as prisoners; forcing them to walk back to a certain area. They deprived them from food and water! Many did not survive.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    President Roosevelt declared war against the Japanese immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Doolittle Raids

    Doolittle Raids
    This was the first air raid in the United States to strike the Japanese homeland. This gave Americans a boost of confidence as they recovered from the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • D Day

    D Day
    D Day was the day and time that the United States and Allies forces landed across the shores of Omaha Beach.
  • Omaha Beach

    Omaha Beach
    The United States landed on Omaha Beach with their amphibious vehicles. With the harsh waters many soldiers didn’t even make it to the shore line. For those who did make it they were shot down by the Germans hiding between the pill boxes with machine guns.
  • Battle of Buldge

    Battle of Buldge
    The Battle of Buldge was Hitler’s last stand; American was on the offense. This battle weakened German army forces; therefore, allies were able to defeat Germany.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    V-E Day was when the Allies accepted the unconditioned surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. During the Battle of Berlin Adolf Hitler committed suicide.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The allies dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; this was the first occurrence of nuclear weapons during war times.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    V-J Day this was known as the Victory in the Pacific Day; Japanese surrendered from the war declaring the end of WWII.