WWII Timeline

  • Great Depression begins

    Great Depression begins
    The Great Depression makes people depserate and the Dictators use this to gain control and that is where the beginnings of WWII come from.
  • Japan Conquers Manchuria in Northern China

  • Hitler becomes Chanceller of Germany

    Hitler becomes Chanceller of Germany
    Hitler takes control of Germany's government by being voted in and becomes one of the dictators in WWII
  • Roosevelt Becomes President

    Roosevelt Becomes President
    He is the president through most of the war.
  • Nuremburg Laws

    Nuremburg Laws
    Laws that discriminated against Jews in Germany.
  • Japan Invades China

  • Germany Invades Austria

    Germany Invades Austria
    Germany's first invasion where the people were mostly german speaking and happy to be joined with germany.
  • Britain's appeasement of Germany

    Britain's appeasement of Germany
    Britain’s failed attempt at preventing the war by giving Germany some more land in return Germany agreed not to try and take more land.
  • Kristalnacht

    Wide spread riots against Jewish people across Germany with the destruction of Jewish owned shops and houses.
  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    WWII begins becuase Poland's allies come to it's defenses.
  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France (Vichy France)

  • Japan Joins the Axis Powers

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

  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    This allowed the U.S.A. to donate money to the allies.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    The African American pilots in the U.S. military. They faced much disgrimination.
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Forced march of hundreds of American and Philipino prsinors after the Battle of Bataan.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter
    Used to encourage women to work in war jobs to replace the men who had gone off to war.
  • The Nazis implement the “Final Solution”

    The Nazis implement the “Final Solution”
    The Nazi's begin setting up concentration camps and start to increase their rate of killing everyone that they don't like.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    A naval battle in WWII that effectively destroyed the entire japanese fleet.
  • Guadalcanal

    A battle that ended the Japanese advance and was the first anfibious landing in the war.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    Project to develope a nuclear bomb. Created the nuclear bombs used on Japan.
  • German forces surrender at Stalingrad

    German forces surrender at Stalingrad
    A battle that stopped German expansion in the East and the german army never fully recovered from the battle.
  • British forces stop the German advance at El Alamein

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The U.s Joins the war after a surprise attack by the Japanese. The U.S. fleet was extremely crippled.
  • Japanese-American Incarceration

    Japanese-American Incarceration
    All the Japanese on the west coast were being sent inland against their will. they had to sell all of their property and anything that they gave away was destroyed when they came back
  • D-Day

    Allied invasion of France. Largest land, air, sea battle ever. The battle turned the tides of the war because the allies were gaining territory back now.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Final german offensive against the allies. The Germans captured a lot of land during the battle but it was all lost at the end of it.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Big three of the allies meet to decide what post war Europe will look like.
  • Iwo Jima

    An Island captured for its airfield to help in the bombing of Japan.
  • Okinawa

    The island was going to be used as a base of Operations during the Invasion of Japan. The battle ended shortly before the war.
  • Roosevelt dies, Truman becomes president

  • Formation of the United Nations

    50 nations met in San Francisco to discuss a new peacekeeping organizations 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

    The war in Europe ends but the war in the Pacific is still going.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Allies had 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

    The Bombs caused Japan to surrender. Nagasaki was bombed on August 9, 1945. This is the only usage of Atom bombs in war in human history.
  • Japanese officials sign an official letter of surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, ending World War II

    The war ends.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    24 defendents, including some Hitler's top officials. Herman Goring, creator and head of gestapo (secret police). Charged with crimes against humanity. 19 found guility 12 sentenced to death. People are responsibly for their actions, even in wartime.
  • Marshall Plan

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