• The Great Depression

    The Great Depression started with the Crash of 1929. It lasted ten years. It was felt all around the world. Many were without jobs and it led to the start of World War II. When the US stopped lending money to Germany, it's economy crashed too.
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  • Japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

  • Roosevelt first elected president

    Roosevelt first elected president
    Roosevelt was elcted into the first of his four terms.
  • Hitler becomes chancilor

    When President Von Hindenburg died the following year, this gave even more power as he declared himself Fuhrer in August 19th 1934. This is when Adolf Hitler really has power.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Series of laws that limited the rights of the Jews in Germany
  • Hitler & Mussolini form the Rome-Berlin Axis

  • Japan invades China

  • Britain’s appeasement of Germany

    Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain policy toward Hitler's Nazi Germany. It was a policy of forgiveness.
  • Kristallnacht

    A Nazi government attack on Jewish people across Germany.. Translated to Night of Broken Glass.
  • The invasion of Austria

    German forces take Austria. Hitler claimed that Germany needed more land as his reason.
  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

  • Germany invades Poland - blitzkrieg (start of WWII)

    Germany invades Poland using the technique of blitzkrieg which means "lightening war". It is the start of WWII.;
  • Japan joins the Axis Powers

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

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

  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

  • Nuremberg trials

    November 20, 1945 – October 1, 1946
    24 defendants, including some of Hitler’s top officials
    Hermann Goering – creator & head of Gestapo (secret police)
    Charged with crimes against humanity
    19 found guilty, 12 sentenced to death
    People are responsible for their actions, even in wartime
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    A surprise attack on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii. The Japanese attacked with the intent on destroying the aircraft carriers. This was the event that basically caused the US to join the war.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Act by Congress that allowed US to lend or lease equipment to the Soviets and Great Britain.
  • The Nazis implement the “Final Solution”

    Policy of Nazi to systematically eradicate all Jewish people.
  • British forces stop the German advance at El Alamein

  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    70,000 Filipino and American troops surrendered to the Japanese. The Japanese made them march 65 miles to a prison camp.
  • Manhattan Project

    The secret project to end the war in the pacific. The project was to research and create the atom bomb before the Nazi's could.
  • German forces surrender at Stalingrad

    German forces surrender at Stalingrad after a crushing defeat and a brutal winter where half the German forces starved or froze to death.
  • Guadalcanal

    First US victory over the Japanese on the small island of Guadalcanal.
  • Japanese-American incarceration

    After Pearl Harbor, America was parnoid that people of Japanese descent or origin was here to attack America. So they were rounded up and put in internment camps.
  • D-Day

    The invasion of France by the allies. Second bloodiest day in US history.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    It was Hitler's last ditch effort to get the Allies out of Europe.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Conference that planned out post-war Europe.
  • Roosevelt dies, Truman becomes president

  • 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
    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
    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 . Hitler commits suicide.
  • Okinawa

    Battle/campaign that lasted for ten weeks. Closest the US ever got to the Japanese mainland
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    In mid 1945, African American pilots serve in all African American unit in WWII.They faced discrimination, segregation and hate crimes.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Allies held the Potsdam Conference to plan the war’s end
    Decision was made to put Nazi war criminals on trial
  • Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One of the bombs was dropped by the Enola Gay.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter
    Picture a woman working used to advertise and get women to work.
  • Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II

  • Marshall Plan

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