US passes Neutrality Acts

August 31, 1935

Congress passed first Neutrality Act prohibiting export of arms and ammunition

Creation of the Einsatazgruppen


Death Squads of Nazi Germany are4 responsible for mass killings during WWll

German-Soviet Non-agression APct

August 23, 1939

Nazi German and Soviet Union sign the pact to not take military acts against each other.

German invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939 - October 6, 1939

Defensive war in Poland

Fall of France

May 10, 1940 - June 25, 1940

German invasion of France and the Low Countries

Battle of Britian

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

German and British air forces clashed in the sky over UK. Largest bombing campaign

German Inavison of Soviet Union

June 22, 1941 - December 5, 1941

Adolf Hitler launched massive invasion of the Soviet Union

United States enter World War ll

December 7, 1941

US entered war after Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Japanese planes attacked the US Naval base in Hawaii

Battle of Stalingrad

1942 - February 2, 1943

Major battle on Eastern Front of WWll. Nazi Germany and allies fought Soviet Union for control of city of Stalingrad.

Executive Order 9066

February 19, 1942

US presidential executive signed and issued during WWii. Authorized Secretary of War to prescribe areas as military zones.

Battle of Midway Island

June 7, 1942

Happened 6 months after attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a Naval air battle between the US and Japanese.

D-Day (allied invasion of Europe)

June 6, 1944

Allies invade Western Europe largest amphibious attack in history.

Liberation of First Holocaust camp

January 1945

Soviets liberated Auschwitz, largest killing center and concentration camp

Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945

him and his wife shot themselves