Timelines and Related Documents
|Comprehensive chronology of events regarding WWII from 1938 to 1941.
This is a general timeline which presents a chronology of major events
which led to the outbreak and escalation of WWII between 1938 and 1941.
The timeline is designed as a historical chronology. Indexed by month
|Comprehensive timeline of major diplomatic events from 1938 to 1941,
as defined and compiled by the U.S. Department of State (Dec. 14, 1941).
This timeline, because of its focus on diplomatic developments relevant
to the U.S. interest, is at once more more detailed and less comprehensive
than the more general, historical timeline above. Though much of
the information in the two timelines is repetitive, a not-insignificant
amount of information is new. Though I have not provided commentary
on it, the ability to have both timelines side by side is both necessary
in order to present all of the relevant information and enlightening for
the differences between what the State Department considered relevant in
1941 and a later chronology of events drawn from a historical perspective.
Indexed by month and year.
|Summary of major events and changes in U.S. policy between the outbreak
of WWII and Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor. This summary focuses exclusively,
and in more detail, on the major events and policy changes leading up to
the U.S.'s entry into the war. It has been designed to work in conjunction
with the a two timelines above. The events on the topic-focused sumary
have been linked to the corresponding dates on both of the above timelines.
This allows for a more focused comparison of the two timelines and sets
the U.S. policy changes within the larger context of events in the developing
war. Links will be both to the Historical Timeline
and the Diplomatic Timeline.
|Index to FRD's evolving speeches and statements on foreign policy,
isolationisn, war, and U.S. (non)involvement (1933-1942). These speeches
present a compelling picture of the subtle evolution of FDR's foreign policy,
both as an indication of his own changing priorities and as a means of
charting how national and world perceptions of the U.S.'s role were undeniably
shaped by FDR's characterizations.
|Excerpts from the 1937 Neutrality Act
|The repeal of certain sections of the 1939 Nuetrality Act (1941)
|From the Congressional Reccord, Dec. 8, 1941 to Dec. 10, 1941, Declarations
of War, Presidential Address to Congress, Presidential Radio Address to
the Nation, indexed.
|Lend-Lease Act (1941)
|Laws of War: Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War
(Hague XIII); October 18, 1907
|Laws of War: Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons
in Case of War on Land (Hague V); October 18, 1907