World War II United States Timeline

  • Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

    Signing of the Treaty of Versailles
    This treaty formed by the winners of WWI, including America placed all the blame of WWI on Germany. This unfair blame of Germany caused them to want revenge and led to WWII.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The Stock Market Crash in the U.S. marked the begining of the Great Depression in America. This affected the war because America went to work supplying ammo for the Allied Powers.
  • FDR elected into Presidency

    FDR elected into Presidency
    FDR was the President during the begining of World War II and due to the war he was elected into office three times in order to finish what he started. With him in charge for most of the war America caused a swing in momentum in the war.
  • Germany attacks Poland

    Germany attacks Poland
    While this event does not directly involve the U.S. it does affect us. This is the start of the second World War.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was what caused America to join the war. America was completely unprepared for the attack but also could have prevented it.
  • D-Day invasion

    D-Day invasion
    The D-Day invasion of Normandy was a large scale invasion that allowed the U.S. to get troops into France. The invasion had many casualties but was a major turning point in the war.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Short for Victory in Europe Day, VE day was the day that Germany finally surrendered.
  • First Successful test of the atomic bomb

    First Successful test of the atomic bomb
    This successful testing brings in a new age of technology in the United States. It also allows us to force the Japanese into surrendering.
  • Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Towards the end of the war the U.S. wanted to end the war in the Pacific in Japan and decided to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After the Japanese still didn't surrender and so the U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki 3 days later.
  • Japanese Surrender

    Japanese Surrender
    Shortly after the droppings of the nuclear bombs Japan is forced to surrender. This is the official end of World War II for America.