• Great deppression starts acrose the world.

    Economic depression around the world. Created tension across America. lasts until the start of WW II.
  • Japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

    the Japanese Army attacked Chinese troops in Manchuria in an event commonly known as the Manchurian Incident. Essentially, this was an attempt by the Japanese Empire to gain control over the whole province
  • Japan invades China

    Expanding empire seen as a threat to the rest of Aisa and Europe
  • The Nazi party implement "The Final Solution"

    The Holocaust. Nazis start to put Jewish people into concentration camps.
  • Hitler becomes channcoler of Germany

    Hitler Leads Germany to WW2 and causes the Holocaust. Called one of the most horrible men to ever live.
  • Rosevelt elected presedent

    32nd president. Lead the U.S.A through the great depression and later through most of WW2.
  • Period: to

    Nuremberg laws

    Anti semitistic laws in Nazi Germany set to restrict Jewish Rights
  • Japan joins the Axis Powers

    3 Major powers working together across Asia and Europe. Japan wanetd to control the Pacific and Germany wanted Europe.
  • Period: to

    Rome-berlin Axis

    German-Italian Truce to create the Axis worked together in
    WW II.
  • British Appeasment of Germany

    May 1937 Anti aggression agreement to try to stop another war or conflict. Allowed Germany to invade unopposed.
  • Germany invades Austria

    Germany and Austria-Hungry were allies in WW I the new country Austria gets invaded by Germany sparking war. Austria welcomed Germany and most Austrians spoke German.
  • Kristallnacht

    “Night of broken glass” Anti Jew riot destroys jewish businesses and causes deaths in berlin.
  • German - soviet union Non agression agreement

    August 23, 1939 soviet union and Germany agree not to attack one another.
  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium

    Germany invades Norway Belgium, and Demark with very little opposition. They start to hit resistance when they invade Vichy France.
  • o German air force (Luftwaffe) bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain

    German bombers surprise Great Britain and bomb lots of homes and civilian buildings. Air offensive by the germans in the summer of 1940. Bombed homes and civilian targets.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    All African American air force division won countless medals during the war.
  • Germany invades Soviet Union

    After non-aggression Germany invades soviet union
  • Leand lease act

    Billion dollars sent to Britain by the US
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked by Japan

    Japan attacks a US naval base in Hawaii. America enters the war.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Woman idle as a working women during WW II
  • Japanese-American Incaeration

    Americans put Japanese into camps because they were thought to be spys
  • Period: to


    During 1942-43 full year of bitter fitting between Americans and Japanese. Massive air and sea battles while the troops on the ground we locked down by bombs and explosions.
  • Period: to

    Manhatten project

    2 Billion dollar project that was made to devolpe an atom bomb. World class scientists and lots of money were put into the project that would end the war.
  • Bataan Death March

    Japanese march American prisoners miles thousands die. Death squads following march anyway left behind
  • Period: to

    Battle of midway

    Pacific battle were American navy destroys large amount of Japanese fleet. Major US victory
  • Period: to

    o British forces stop the German advance at El Alamein

    German army stopped in northern Egypt by British forces
  • Period: to

    Battle of stalingrad

    German forces attack Stalingrad in the soviet union. Thousands of Germans die and the army never recovers. Major allied victory
  • D-Day

    June 6th. Allied invasion of Normandy and made the gateway into Europe. One of the bloodiest days of the war for Americans.
  • Period: to

    Battle of the Buldge

    German offensive into France. Germans got trapped and Americans push them back. Major allied victory.
  • Period: to

    Yalta conferance

    Conference between America, Soviet union, Britain. Discussed how to fix post war Europe.
  • Period: to

    Iwo Jima

    Battle over a key island 200 miles from the mainland. Japanese were dug in and it took almost a full month to completely clear the island.
  • Period: to


    Largest amphibious assault on an island in the pacific. early April until mid-June 1945
  • Rosevelt dies Truman takes over office

    12 years in office and helped the nation through the great depression and most of the war.
  • Period: to

    Formation of United Nations

    Apiril 25, 1945-50 nations met in san fransisco to disscuss a neww peacekeeping orginazation to replace weak and ineffective league of nations
    June 26 1945 all 50 nations ratified the chartercreating a new international body known as the united nations
  • Allies advance on berlin. Germany surrenders

    As the Allies closed in on berlin Germany surrenders and people around the world celebrate. Japan refuses to surrender
  • Period: to

    Potsdem Conferance

    Allies held potsdam conference to plan wars end
    Decision made to put Nazi war criminals on trial
  • Period: to

    Atomic bombs dropped on Japan

    6 August 1945 Hiroshima is bombed with the bomb “Littleboy”. 9th August 1945 Nagasaki bombed with the bomb “Fat man”
  • Period: to

    Nuremberg Trials

    24 defendants including Hitler top officials
    Hermann Goring – creator and head of the Gestapo
    Charged with crimes against humanity
    19 found guilty 12 sentenced to death
    People are responsible for their actions even in wartime
  • Marshall plan

    Apiril 25, 1945-50 nations met in san fransisco to disscuss a neww peacekeeping orginazation to replace weak and ineffective league of nations
    June 26 1945 all 50 nations ratified the chartercreating a new international body known as the united nations