WWII timeline

  • Harry Truman

    Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States and played a big role in the decision making of WWII.
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1920s until his death in 1953. Leading the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state, took complete totalitarian rule over his people.
  • totalitarianism

    absolute control by the state of all life. Personal, social, religion is controlled by the state.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler was a German politician from Austria who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany, and later the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    These laws were put in place under the rule of Adolf Hitler, set up to exclude the Jews from German life, as well as took away some of their natural rights.
    Ex: Relation outside marriage between Jews and nationals for German or kindred blood are forbidden.
  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general as well as Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Southwest Pacific in World War II.
  • Neutrality Act of1939

    The Neutrality Act o 1939 was passed by the United States Congress in response to the growing problems in Europe that eventually led to World War II, bringing us out of isolation.
  • Tripartite Act

    A pact to mutually agree and keep the peace between the axis powers and allies.
  • The Lend Lease Act

    The Lend-Lease Act was passed to providing US military aid to foreign nations during World War II. This boomed employment and industries in the US.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japanesse fighter planes surprisingly attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, forcing the US into WWII. This attack killed 2,000 Americans soldiers and wounded 1,000.
  • Manhattan Project

    Code name for development project that produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II, which were later dropped on Japan.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who was one of the minds behind the making of the bombs dropped on Japan during the Manhattan Project.
  • United Nations

    Governmental organization set up as a replacement for the League of Nations, which failed to fix problems after WWI, is set up to promote and help world issues, and works together in international co-operation.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Court trials held by the allie forces of WWII in regards to prosecuting political, military, and economic leaders of Nazi Germany who participated in any act of the Holocaust and other war crimes.