World War II Timeline

  • Japan joins the Axis Powers

  • Great Depression begins

    Great Depression begins
    o The Great Depression is considered to be the cause of WWII. The great depression in American caused Depressions all around to world. Dictator, like Hitler, use people fears from the Depression to get people to do stuff from them. Like when Halter blamed all of Germanys problems on the Jews some of Germany believes that Jews was the cause of all of Germany`s problems. Many people in America blambed Hovver for the Great Depression.They made Hoover camos and named empty pocket after Hoover.
  • Japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of

    Hitler becomes Chancellor of
    o On 30 January 1933 Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany. He was the Nazi leader before he became chancellor. He was put in to office because it was thought that other experienced politicians could control Hitler and the Nazis. They were proven wrong. Hitler changed laws so all of the power fell on him and not on the president of Germany.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was first elected president

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was first elected president
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was first elected president on March 4, 1933. During was presidency he made New Deal, which was a program made to fight the Great Depression and the Twentieth Amendment.
  • The Nuremberg Laws

     The Nuremberg Laws
    On September 15, 1935, The Nuremberg Laws told Jews and other people that they could no longer vote or hold public office. They also didn`t let them marry a German or Germany- blood.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    On November 1, 1936 Mussolini declared that Italy and Germany made the Rome- Berlin Axis. It was the treaty between Italy and Germany (later joined by Japan.) It is also known as the Axis.
  • Japan invades China

  • Germany invades Austria

    Germany invades Austria
    In 1938 German took over Austria because Austria had mostly German speakers. After taking over Austria they decided to take over Czechoslovakia but they didn`t want to surrender because they were allied with France. This was a nother cause of World War II.
  • Britain’s appeasement of Germany

    Britain’s appeasement of Germany
    Britain made a treaty for Hitler. It said that he could not take over any more countries , except for the countiries he already had (Czechoslovakia and Austria).
  • Kristallnacht

    Nov. 9/10, 1938 – Kristallnacht is also known as The Night of Brocken Glass. It was a wave of violent and anti-Jewish pogroms and riots against the Jewish community in Germany.
  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

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    o Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France (Vichy France)

    Denmark was invaded on 9 April 1940
    Norway was invaded on April 9, 1940
    Belgum was invaded on May 10, 1940
    France was invaded on May 10, 1940
  • German air force (Luftwaffe) bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain

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

    Rosie the Riveter
    Rosie the Riveter is a fictional character that represents women working in the manufacturing jobs. More than 300,000 women worked in the armed forces. More than 14 million women worked in nations labor force, but the soon increased to 19 million.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    The Lend- Lease Act allowed America to lend weapons to other countries during WWII. It also let America lend resources to the Allies. America ended up lendign more than $50 billion worth of goods.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    On March 22, 1941 The Tuskegee Airmen were activated. The Tuskegee Airmen was a unit made up of entirely African Americans. More than 1 million African American`s signed up for WWII but they could only be in certain units. During this time there was still racial prejudice. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military airmen in America.
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

  • The Nazis implement the “Final Solution”

    The Nazis implement the “Final Solution”
    The final Solution started on 25 June 1941 The Final Solution was when Hitler planned to get rid of all the Jews in Germany. The built huge factory-like concentration camps were they killed them. They also had mobile killing units and ghettoes.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On December 7, 1941 Japanese attack pearl harbor`s ships, bases, airplanes, and hospitals. The day after Pearl Harbor attack, American entered WWII. Japan attacked America because they were nerves of The United States weapons and ships.
  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project was a top-secret government project that made the atomic bomb. I e was set up after America joined WWII in 1942. The team was led by J. Robert Oppenheimer. The team worked three years to make the atomic bomb.
  • Japanese-American incarceration

    Japanese-American incarceration
    Japanese-Americans were forced to go into incarceration camps after Pearl Harbor Attack because American thought that some Japanese-Americans could be spies. They were moved from the coast t farther in-land. They turned fairs and other flat areas into the camps. One fair that was used was the Puyallup fair.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was a turning point in the war. The Allies destroyed 4 plane carriers’ ships and 250 airplanes. The battle took place off the coast of Midway.
  • German forces surrender at Stalingrad

    German forces surrender at Stalingrad
    Stalingrad was an important industrial center. German forces captured the city, but with winter approaching, they begged Hitler to let them retreat, but Hitler refused. The Soviet`s cut of the food supply to the German forces. Many troops died from the cold, of are from starving. But finally in Febuary 1943 Germany surrendered.
  • Guadalcanal

    The Guadalcanal is known was the first land battle won over Japanese. The battle started on August 1942 and ended in February 1943. The battle played a key role in ending WWII. It was also the start of Americans using Navajo Indians language to keep the Japanese from cracking the messages that they send.
  • D-day

    On June 6, 1944 the Allied invaded France. 150,000 American troops crossed the English Chanel. They were fighting against heavy weapons and they had nowhere to go. D-day was planned so there was 3 phases. First there was parachutes` that went in to secure the road leading away from the beaches. The second phase was air bombes that made holes in the sand for the troop’s shelter and they destroyed the German defenses. The third phase was the deadliest. There was troop on all kinds of boat getting
  • The Battle of the Bulg

    The Battle of the Bulg
    The Battle of the Bulge was German`s final assault in Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg. The German Troops managed to push back the Allies, before thy regrouped and won the Battle. In the end 120,000 German troops dead, and 80,000 American`s died.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    In February of 1945 the United States Marines invaded Iwo Jima. Later in than same month the marines planted the United States Flag, showing that they had won the battle. They needed Iwo Jima to be closer to Japan to bomb it.
  • Okinawa

    Okinawa is another island that was taken by the United State Marines. It was taken shortly after Iwo Jima. During the battles on the two island, more 18,000 American troops died, and 120,00 Japanese troop died.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference was a conference where the Allies planned the post-war world. It was a meeting of the “Big Three” (Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin) They planned the planes for the end of the war, and post-war Europe. They promised to make a post-war international peace-keeping organization. They also talked about what the government in Eastern Europe would look like after the war.
  • Roosevelt dies, Truman becomes president

  • Formation of the United Nations

    April 25, 1945: 50 nations met in San Francisco to disuse an new peacekeeping organization to replace there weak and effective League of Nations
    June 6 1945: all 50 nations ratified the character, creating a new international peacekeeping body known as the United Nations
    President Roosevelt had urged Americans not to turn their backs on the world again
    Unlike the league of Nations, the United States is a member of the United nations
  • Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders

    Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders
    On May 2, 1945 Allied Forces captured on Berlin and Germany surrenders, without the leader, Hitler. Several days before the capture of Berlin, April 30, Hitler killed himself in a bunker. 5 days later German surrenders officially.
  • Potsdam Conference

    July 17- August 2, 1945
    Allie held the Potsdam Conference to plan the war`s end
    Decision was made to put Nazi war criminals on Trial
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    The first atomic bomb, set to hit Hiroshima, was dropped on August 6, 1945. The second boom, set to hit Nagasaki, was dropped on August 9 1945. Present Truman told Japan if they didn`t surrender, they would face destruction but japan didn`t give in. The first explosion killer more than 75,000 people and turned 5 square miles into a wasteland. The second bomb killed 40,000 people.
  • Japan surrenders

    Japan surrenders
    Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II On September 2, 1945, Japan finally surrenders. The Japes leader boarded the U.S.S Missouri and signed the official letter of surrender.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    November 20, 1945- October 1, 1945
    24 defendants, including some of Hitler`s top officials
    Hermann Goring- creator and head of Gestapo (secret police)
    Charged with crimes against humanity
    19 found guilty/ 12 sentence to death
    People are responsible for their actions, even in wartime
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Congress approved Secretary of State George Marshall`s plan to help boost European economies
    The U.S. gave more the $13 billion to help the motions of Europe get back on their feet