Cold War and Beyond

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In History
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    This is the date that the United NAtions Charter was signed. The United Nations was formed towards the end of World War II. This organization was formed to prevent any more World Wars and to resolve international conflicts.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    On March 12, 1947, in an address to Congress, President Harry S. Truman declared it to be the foreign policy of the United States to assist any country whose stability was threatened by communism. His initial request was specifically for $400 million to assist both Greece and Turkey,
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall plan was meant to rebuild Western Europes economy. america gave over 13 billion dollars to western Europe in order to aid its economy.
  • NATO

    NATO
    This is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is also known as the Atlantic Alliance, it was signed on April 4, 1949. This is a millitary alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism
    McCarthyism is when people are being accused of being communist without any evidence. It is named after Joseph Mcarthy.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    This War was between North and South Korea. The U.N. supported South Korea and China and the Soviet Union supported North Korea. The War ended in 1953 by the Armistace Agreement.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    This War, like the Korean War, was fought between the North and South sections of Korea. North Vietnam was supported by China and the Soviet Union. South Vietnam was backed by the U.N.
  • "Bay of Pigs" Invasion

    "Bay of Pigs" Invasion
    This was an United States attmept to invade Cuba. There were over 1400 Cuban exiles that attempted to charge Cuba. Fidel Castro put himself in power and the plan was to overthrow Castro and that type of government. the U.S. trained the exiles, but the plan failed.
  • The fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

    The fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
    This is the night that the Berlin Wall came down. This wall was a symbol of the Fold War division. Communist rule ended.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    This is the day that Iraqi Troops invaded Kuwait. They were met from forces in the U.N.
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Collapse of the Soviet Union
    This is the date of the finalization by Decleration of the end of the Soviet Union. This Decleration was in acknowledgement of the twelve Republics of the Soviet Union being independant.
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • September 11th Terrorist attacks

    September 11th Terrorist attacks
    This is the day that terrorists targeted the U.S. The twin towers were crashed into by two planes.
  • War in Afghanistan

    War in Afghanistan
    The War in Afghanistan followed the 2001 United States invasion of Afghanistan. Supported initially by Canada in the form of JTF2 and the United Kingdom, the US was later joined by the rest of NATO, beginning in 2003.
  • War in Iraq

    War in Iraq
    This is the day that the United States led an invasion on Iraq, This war was started because of Iraq possessing WMDs. These are weapons of mass destruction.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    This Crisis was between Cuba, the Soviet Union, and the United States. This was a crisis because the World was on the brink of a nuclear war. The Soviets had missiles in Cuba and we had missiles in Turkey as well as other countries. Kennedy formed a peaceful resolution between the U.S. and the Soviets.
  • Kennedys Assassination

    Kennedys Assassination
    President Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963. He was assasinated in Texas during a motorcade. He was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. President Johnson was sworn into office in the same day.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    The Red Scare was a fear of Communism. The United States was afraid of communism spreading.
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    Harry Truman

    Harry S. Truman was born onn My 8 in Mussouri, 1884. He was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president for just 82 days before Roosevelt died and Truman became the 33rd president. In his first months in office he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II.
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    Dwight Eisenhower

    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and Army general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961.
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    John F. Kennedy

    John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.
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    Richard Nixion

    Richard Milhous Nixon was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, when he became the only U.S. president to resign from office.
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    Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
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    George H.W. Bush

    George H.W. Bush served as president from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1994.
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    William Clinton

    William Jefferson Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
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    George W. Bush

    George W. Bush is George H. W. Bush's son. George H. W. Bush was the 41st and George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States.