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Neutrality Acts of 1935-1939

1935 - 1939

The acts were meant to keep the US out of the war entirely. Americans could not be passengers on the ships of warring nations and could not trade weapons with them. in 1939 the cash and carry provision is added (can sell weapons to warring nations if they pay cash and carry them on their own ships, GB controls Atlantic)

Invasion of Austria (Anschluss)

March 12, 1938

Germany takes the Sudentenland

September 15, 1938

Munich Pact

September 23, 1938

Germany Invades Czechoslovakia

March 16,1939

German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact

August 23, 1939

Hitler Invades Poland

september 1, 1939

blitzkreig

France and Britain Declare War on Germany

September 3, 1939

Hitler Invades France

May 10, 1940

Allied Offensive in North Africa

December 9, 1940

Lend-Lease Act

March 1941

authorized FDR to sell to any government any defense article when he thought it was in the best interest of the US

Germany invades the Soviet Union

June 22, 1941

Pearl Harbor

december 7, 1941

US Declares War on Japan

December 8, 1941

Formation of the UN

January 1, 1942

Bataan Death March

1942

Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942

Battle of Stalingrad

September 13, 1942

Allies Invade Italy

July 1943

D-Day

June 6, 1944

Battle of the Bulge

December 16, 1944 - December 27, 1944

Okinawa

April 1945 - June 1945

V-E Day

May 8, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 1945

US, USSR, and Britain meet and decide to divide Germany into 4 zones. also decide on reparations and new borders for Poland.

Bombing Of Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Bombing of Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

V-J Day

September 2, 1945