world war two timeline

  • japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

    japan conquers Manchuria in northern China
    Japan invaded Manchuria on 1931. They did this so the new dictators could expand their territory, and have more power.
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    from the great depression to the start an end of world war two

  • hitler becomes the chancellor of germany

    hitler becomes the chancellor of germany
    In 1932, Hitler became the chancellor of Germany. When Hitler became the chancellor of Germany, he created a group, they were called the Nazis. They followed him of fear, and he started this group because he hated Jews, so it was an anti-Jew group.
  • the great depression begins

    the great depression begins
    The great depression began in 1933.During the great depression, many families lost their homes, and many Americans couldn’t find steady jobs. Since they bought so many stocks, and the stock prices weren’t going up, they had loans to pay but they couldn’t pay them off.
  • roosevelt first elected president

    roosevelt first elected president
    President roosevelt became the president of the United States on March 4, 1933. During the time he became president, it was also the time of the great soon as he became president, het set out to help the people. He took three steps to help, first he shut down all banks calling it a bank holiday, and only the banks that were ok were allowed to reopen; then he spoke with the public through fire side chats. With the banks that reopened he told the public keep their money safe.
  • nuremberg race laws

    nuremberg race laws
    these laws were made in September 15, 1935. The laws were national ones that were issued by the German administration and it affected all the Jews.
  • hitler and mussolini form the Berlin-Rome axis

    hitler and mussolini form the Berlin-Rome axis
    Hitler and the leader of Italy Mussolini formed an alliance called the Rome-Berlin axis in 1936. Soon, it became known as the axis.
  • japan invades china

    japan invades china
    Japan invaded china in 1937. They also threatened the democratic government, and nothing was done to stop.
  • Germany invade austria

    Germany invade austria
    Germany invaded Austria in 1938. Austria was the home to most German speaking people, and many residents of Austria and Germany welcomed the unification.
  • the Nazis implement the final solution

    the Nazis implement the final solution
    The final solution was the code name for the Nazis. It was the code name for the plan that they wanted to eliminated all Jews at once in all the camps.
  • Kristallnacht

    This term literally mean “night of crystal,” but it is usually referred as “night of the broken glass.” The name refers to the wave of the violent anti-Jews programs. This wave happened on November 9/10, 1938.
  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

    Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact
    August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany signed a nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union; the pact stated that the countries wouldn’t attack each. But then, on June 22, 1941 Germany broke that pact when they attack the Soviet Union.
  • germany invades poland

    germany invades poland
    Germany invaded Poland in september 1,1939, and that was the start of world war two in world war two began, German forces drove deep into Poland using tanks, troops , and planes and in less than a month, Poland fell.
  • british appeasment of germany

    british appeasment of germany
    The Munich Agreement was part of the British and French policy of appeasement. It was meeting Germany’s demands in order to avoid the war. This happened sometime in 1940.
  • Rosie the riviter

    Rosie the riviter
    “Rosie the riveter,” is a picture of a strong woman hard at work at an arms factory. This was a symbol for the new group of wage earners, so the women toke the men’s jobs so they could go serve in the war, and the women proved they could do it. Rosie the riveter was a role model for all 1940, about 14 million women worked.
  • 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
    Hitler made plans to bomb London, but he needed their royal air force. In summer and fall of 1940 the German air force fought the RAF and they bombed London along with other civilian targets. This was called the battle of Britain.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    One million African Americans served in the armed services, but because of racial prejudice, they served in segregate units. One of the units was the Tuskegee Airman. They were started training around the beginning of 1941.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    In 1941, congress approved the land-lease act that Roosevelt supported. This act allowed the United States to lend or lease resources and equipment to the Allies.
  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France (Vichy France)

    Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France (Vichy France)
    Germany invaded Denmark, Norway, on April 9, 1941; the Germans were able to slip thorough the mines that Britain had laid out, and this way, they were able to get to Belgium. Hitler also invaded Belgium and France in 1940.
  • germany invades the soviet union

    germany invades the soviet union
    Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. Even though he had a partnership with Stalin, he wanted their wheat and oil to support is army machine.
  • pearl harbor

    pearl harbor
    on December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed an American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack was a complete surprise, and about 2,400 American men died.
  • Japanese-American incarceration

    Japanese-American incarceration
    President Roosevelt signed the executive order 9066 on February 1942. The order forced the Japanese to go into internment camps. More than 110,000 men, women and children were sent to those camps. They were forced to sell their homes and stuff, and were sent to jail like camps.
  • the Bataan death march

    the Bataan death march
    On April 9, 1942, American troops on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines decided that they wouldn’t survive much longer in their fight against the Japanese. They were low on food, ammunition, and morale. on that same afternoon, they turned themselves over to the Japanese by raising white flags and white t-shirts to let the Japanese know that they were done fighting.
  • British forces stop the German advance at El Alamein

    British forces stop the German advance at El Alamein
    The British forces stopped the German advance at El Alamein in June 1942. They stopped the advance, then they forced the Germans to retreat.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The battle of midway happened in June 1942 and it was proved to be a turning point for the war. The battle happened on Japan’s midway island. During the battle, the U.S navy destroyed 4 Japanese carriers and 250 planes.
  • Guadalcanal

    The U.S marines marched onto the island, in august 1942, and then they fought the Japanese for 6 months. After that time, the U.S won the battle.
  • German forces surrender at Stalingrad

    German forces surrender at Stalingrad
    In September, 1942, the Germans attacked the city Stalingrad which is in Russia. The battle lasted for months through the harsh winter of Russia, and by the time they surrendered in February 1943, thousands of Nazis had starved of frozen to death, and the rest that survived surrendered.
  • Manhattan project

    Manhattan project
    After the U.S entered the war, they set up the Manhattan project in 1942. The mission was known to be a top secret program to build an atomic bomb. The project team of the mission worked three years to build the bomb.
  • D-Day

    D-Day was on June 6, 1944. This was the allied invasion of France; it was also the largest seaborne invasion in history.
  • Battle of bulge

    Battle of bulge
    The battle of bulge began on December 1944, it happened in the Ardennes region of Belgium. This was also, Hitler’s final assault.
  • Yalta conference

    Yalta conference
    The Yalta conference happened in February 1945. The people going to the conference were called the “big 3” also known as Roosevelt Churchill and Stalin. The conference was so they could plan the end of the war and the future of Europe.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    The battle of Iwo Jima was fought between the Americans and the Japanese. It started on June February 19 and ended on March 26, 1945. When the American troops invaded, their goal was to invade the entire island. Iwo Jima was the only battle that the American casualties exceeded the Japanese casualties, but they won and got the island.
  • Okinawa

    The battle of Okinawa started on April 1, 1945. The American army was invading what the Japanese called their home soil, and the American troops suffered heavy casualties.
  • president roosevelt dies,a dn truman takes his palce

    president roosevelt dies,a dn truman takes his palce
    President Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945. Truman was elected at the end of world war two, and he wanted japan to surrender, when his first plan didn’t work, he talked with his advisors, and he said that they were going to drop a nuclear bomb on japan.
  • Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders

    Allied forces advance on Berlin, Germany surrenders
    On April 15, 1945, the Russian troops were in berlin. Hitler felt like this was going to happen so he suicide. About a week later the Germans signed to surrender, and that was how V - E Day was created also.
  • formation of the united nations

    formation of the united nations
    April 25, 1945- 50 nations met in San Francisco to discuss a new peacekeeping organization to replace the weak and ineffective League of Nations
  • formation of the united nations

    formation of the united nations
    June 26, 1945- all 50 nations ratified the charter 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 and unlike the League of Nations, the United States is a member of the United Nations.
  • the war ends

    the war ends
    July 17- August 2, 1945 .The Allies held the Potsdam conference to plan the war's end, so the decision was made to put Nazi war criminals on trial.
  • Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The first atomic bomb was dropped on japan on august 6, 1945, but when they dropped the first one, the Japanese refused to surrender. Then, on august 9, 1945 the second one was dropped, and it killed 40,000 people on top of the 75,000 people the first bomb killed. The Japanese finally surrendered on August 14, 1945.
  • japan surrenders

    japan surrenders
    On September 2, 1945, the Japanese and the allies met on the U.S battleship Missouri. When they were aboard, the Japanese signed the surrender forms finally declaring world war to to be over.
  • nuremburg trials

    nuremburg trials
    November 20, 1945- October 1, 1946.24 defendants, including some of Hitler's top officials, like Hermann Goring who was the creator and head of Gestapo (secret police) was charged with crimes against humanity.19people of that group were found guilty and 12 sentenced to death. During that time people were responsible for their action, even in wartime.
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    In 1948, Congress approved secretary of state George Marshall’s plan to help boost European economies. Since that happened, The U.S gave more than 13 billion to help the nations get back on their feet.