All the people that were not part of Hitler's "super-race" were removed from their government jobs. This was the first event leading towards the Holocaust.
Jews were stripped of their citizenship, jobs, and property. They were also required to wear a Star of David on their clothing so they could be identified.
Hitler has a meeting with his top military advisers and stated that Germany would have to absorb the land of its neighbors in order to prosper.
Hitler marches troops into Austria with no opposition and announces that Germany's union with Austria is complete a day later
Hitler invites Edouard Daladier and Neville Chamberlain to meet with him in Munich on the topic of Sudatenland. He claimed that this would be his "last territorial demand" and this meeting resulted in the signing of the Munich Agreement.
Nazi troops attacked Jewish businesses, homes, and places of worship. Later, the Jews were blamed for this.
Hitler pours troops into Czechoslovakia and before nightfall, Hitler announces that Czechoslovakia has "ceased to exist".
Joseph Stalin signs a nonagression pact with Hitler, allowing Hitler to take Poland with no opposition. A secret pact was also signed, saying that Hitler and Stalin would divide Poland among them.
Hitler attacks Poland, bringing planes and tanks over the border, officially beginning World War Two.
After Hitler broke the Munich Agreement France and Britain have no choice but to declare war on Germany and begin World War Two.
When Hitler attacked Poland he broke the Munich Agreement and began World War Two.
France soldiers on the Maginot Line wait for something to happen with the German soldiers on the Siegfried Line.
Hitler attacks and takes over the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemborg to expand the Third Reich.
Hitler attacks Denmark and Norway in order to build bases to strike at Great Britain.
Hitler bypasses the Maginot Line by attacking through Belgium. He takes over the northern part of France and allows the French to have a Nazi-controlled government in Southern France.
Hitler launches a bombing campaign in order to hurt the morales of Britain. It had very little effect.
This pact formed the Axis Powers between Germany, Italy, and Japan. This way, it the U.S. joined the war, it would have to fight on two fronts.
Hitler attacks the USSR. The U.S. sends supplies to Stalin hoping to fight the Germans with them.
Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt pledged collective security, disarmament, self-determination, economic cooperation, and freedom of the seas. This later became the backbone for the United Nations.
President Roosevelt gives the Navy permission to attack German submarines in the Atlantic for "self-defense".
After we declare war on Japan, Italy and Germany declare war on the U.S.
Jews in concentration camps began to be killed off be poison gas.
Germany broke its nanaggression pact with the USSR and attacked. Much later, the Germans surrendered, and this was a major turning point of the war. From that point on, the Russian Army began to march toward Germany.
Dwight D. Eisenhower led Operation Torch, an African-based offensive as opposed to Churchill's suggestion of an attack across the English Channel. This turned out to be a success and a morale booster for American troops in Africa.
Military leaders agreed to attack the "soft underbelly" of the Axis Powers, Italy, and move up into Germany. Sicily fell in the summer of 1943. The Battle of "Bloody Anzio" was resultant of Hitler not wanting to fight in Germany. This battle lasted about 4 months and German hostilities kept up until Germany was close to collapse in 1945.
After his loss of Sicily, Benito Mussolini was "the most hated man in Italy" and was forced into retirement before his arrest by the new king of Italy.
This massive offensive was the largest land/sea/air offensive in history and was launched from Great Britain to France. Nearly 3 million soldiers were launched onto 5 different beaches.
The force that launched D-Day continues to France and liberates Paris from Nazi control after 4 years of occupation.
A last-ditch effort on Hitler's part that ultimately failed. This was the largest turning point of the war as Hitler lost most of his army.
The Yalta Conference was held in Yalta, Russia between Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill to decide what would happen to Germany after their surrender. This meeting resulted in the United Nations and the Nuremburg Trials.
Hitler kills himself and his body, as well as that of his wife are burned according to Hitler's orders.
Several days after Hitler's suicide Germany surrenders, leaving Japan as the only opposition to the Allied Forces.
Japanese fighter pilots bombed the Pearl Harbor naval base for an hour and a half, this attack brought the U.S. into the war.
After we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt asks Congress for a formal declaration of war. It was approved quickly.
After finding himself outnumbered by the Japanese in the Philippines, General Douglas MacArthur is ordered by President Roosevelt to leave.
James Doolittle leads a Pearl-Harbor style raid over Tokyo to lift American spirits.
This battle took place around the Solomon Islands and and stopped the Japanese Empire's expansion to the southeast.
This battle was fought around the Midway Islands and halted the Japanese Empire's expansion to the east.
The battle of Leyte Gulf was the first battle that implemented kamikaze pilots. While the U.S. did suffer losses due to the kamikazes, the Japanese Imperial Navy lost most of its ships and wasn't very effective in any subsequent battle.
This is the first battle that Japan orders kamikaze attacks on American ships.
The Battle of Iwo Jima was the second-to-last obstacle before taking Japan and was the location of the famous picture that the Iwo Jima memorial is modeled after.
This was the last battle obstacle before Japan and the losses of American life were massive. Churchill estimated that if the Allied Powers had to launch a D-Day style attack there would be about 1,000,000 American lives lost and 500,000 British lives lost. This was one of the deciding factors when Truman decided to drop the bombs.
The first bomb test from the Manhattan project, codenamed Trinity was a success with the blast being visible from 180 miles away.
The B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb codenamed Little Boy on Hiroshima decimating structures at a 1 mile radius and spreading radiation to any survivors, though no hereditary diseases have been reported as of yet.
When Japan refused to surrender after the first bombing, another B-29 Superfortress named Bockscar dropped the plutonium atom bomb codenamed Fat Man which leveled half of Nagasaki and spread hereditary nuclear radiation for generations to come forcing Japan to surrender.
The nonformal surrender date of the Japanese marking the end of World War Two.
This law ensured full American neutrality, creating an embargo on arms and war materials.
Renewed the Neutrality Act of 1935 and also forbade loans to other countries.
Extended the expiration date of the other two acts and modified them to include the "cash and carry" principle, where the President could approve arms trade if the other country provided cash and transport for the weapons. This was set to expire in two years.
Allowed "cash and carry" privileges to any belligerent nation. Repealed Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1937.
Made it so all men between 21 and 35 had to sign up for the draft for defense in a time of war.
This act allowed the U.S. to lend or lease arms to countries of its choosing, such as Great Britain.
The OSRD (Office of Scientific Research and Development) was formed to bring scientists into the war effort. It was ultiamtely used to bring new technology into the war and the creation of the atom bomb.
A. Philip Randolph convinces President Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802, preventing discrimination in the workplace and offering equal treatment of all races.
The OPA (Office of Price Administration) froze wages, prices, and rents as well as began an organized rationing campaign.
Winston Churchill and FDR meet to develop the "Germany First" Strategy
The Manhattan Project was created to shorten the time of creating an atomic weapon as the estimated production time was 3-5 years.
The NWLB (National War Labor Board) limited wage increases, allowed negotiated benefits, and kept unions stable by preventing people from changing unions. It also instituted "Work or Fight", a policy where an employee would work with no complaints or be drafted into the military.
The WPB (War Production Board) rationed useful war materials and managed the production of war goods.
All Japanese-Americans were ordered to bring what they could carry into these "relocation camps" after the attack of Pearl Harbor. They were forced to stay there until the end of the war.
The Revenue Act of 1942 was passed to increase the income tax rate and add a 5% Victory Tax on all incomes over $624.
After protesting for years, the government allows African-Americans to fight in combat positions instead of noncombat ones.
This Act allowed the government the power to take over businesses that contribute to the war cause and are threatening to strike or are striking. This discouraged employees from striking.