Eisenhower's impact

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  • Atomic Energy Act

    Atomic Energy Act
    After the power of the atomic bomb was shown, congress made the Atomic Energy Act. It's the fundamental U.S. law which lays the boundaries for both civilian and military uses of nuclear materials
  • NATO created

    NATO created
    NATO The United States, Canada and western European nations open talks on a defense pact in response to the Soviet blockade on Berlin, tightening the communist grip on eastern Europe.
  • NATO is ratified

    NATO is ratified
    In 1949 the US, Canada, and ten other cuntries formed a new military alliance called the North Atlantic Treaty Oranganization (NATO). In 1955 the Soviet Union responded by forming their military alliance, the Warsaw Pact.
  • Atoms For Peace Speech

    Atoms For Peace Speech
    Eisenhower's speech confronting the government about nations stockpiling and testing atomic bombs and other weapons.
  • USA, Britain, and France reject Russia in joining NATO

    USA, Britain, and France reject Russia in joining NATO
  • DOT: Wiley-Dondero Act

    DOT: Wiley-Dondero Act
    DOT President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the Wiley-Dondero Act, which created the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, a wholly owned government corporation, to construct, operate and maintain that part of the Saint Lawrence Seaway between Montreal and Lake Erie, within the territorial limits of the United States
  • WARSAW Pact Created

    WARSAW Pact Created
    The Warsaw Pact was the military alliance of the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslavakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania, formed as a defensive counterpart to NATO. It called for a unified military command and Soviet troops stationed in the other states in the Pact. Used to suppress uprisings in Poland and Hungary, the Warsaw Pact scared the NATO countries, and these two coalitions almost started a third world war.
  • West Germany Joins NATO

    West Germany Joins NATO
  • Federal-Aid Highway and Highway Revenue Acts of 1956

    Federal-Aid Highway and Highway Revenue Acts of 1956
    DOT Eisenhower signed into law the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 and the Highway Revenue Act of 1956, authorizing the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, and creating the Federal Highway Trust Fund.
  • East Germany Joins Warsaw Pact

    East Germany Joins Warsaw Pact
  • Hungary leaves Warsaw Pact

    Hungary leaves Warsaw Pact
  • DOT: Federal Aviation Act of 1958

    DOT: Federal Aviation Act of 1958
    DOT Eisenhower signed into law the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, establishing the Federal Aviation Agency (Administration, after the DOT Act passed), to take effect on January 1, 1959. In addition, the bill freed the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) from its administrative connections with the Department of Commerce.
  • DOT: Saint Lawrence Seaway formally opened

    DOT: Saint Lawrence Seaway formally opened
    DOT Saint Lawrence Seaway formally opened, having opened for business on April 25. On June 26, Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the St. Lawrence Seaway; Queen Elizabeth and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon attended dedication ceremonies at Massena, New York, the following day.
  • National Driver register Act

    National Driver register Act
    Eisenhower signed the National Driver Register Act into law.
  • DOT: Department of Transportation formally created

    DOT: Department of Transportation formally created
    DOT The United States Senate Committee on Commerce issued a staff report on National Transportation Policy, commonly known as the Doyle Report, calling for, among other things, the establishment of a Department of Transportation.
  • NATO condems Berlin Wall

    NATO condems Berlin Wall
    Also backs the stance of Western Powers in Berlin
  • NATO: The U.S. and Britain agree to contribute part of their strategic nuclear forces to NATO.

    NATO: The U.S. and Britain agree to contribute part of their strategic nuclear forces to NATO.
  • Establishment of a cabinet position

    Establishment of a cabinet position
    Federal Aviation Agency administrator Najeeb E. Halaby recommended the establishment of a Cabinet-level department of transportation, of which the FAA would be an element. In part, Halaby had become frustrated with the Defense Department assuming greater control over supersonic transport (SST) decision-making
  • France leaves NATO

    France leaves NATO
    French President Charles de Gaulle pulls France out of NATO's integrated military structure.
  • NATO denounces the Warsaw Pact's crushing of Czechoslovakia's "Prague Spring."

    NATO denounces the Warsaw Pact's crushing of Czechoslovakia's
  • NATO approves the deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe.

    NATO approves the deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe.
    Cruise and Pershing II theater nuclear weapons approved
  • Spain becomes NATO's 16th member

    Spain becomes NATO's 16th member
  • Soviet minister visits NATO

    Soviet minister visits NATO
    Eduard Shevardnadze becomes the first Soviet foreign minister to visit NATO headquarters.
  • NATO summit

    NATO summit
    A NATO summit in London offers political and military cooperation to new democracies in eastern Europe.
  • NATO supports UN resolution

    NATO supports UN resolution
    NATO supports a U.N. resolution demanding Iraq withdraw from Kuwait, but does not get involved in the U.S.-led coalition fight in the Gulf War against Iraq.
  • Warsaw Pact Dissolved

    Warsaw Pact Dissolved
  • NATO peacekeeping in Bosnia

    NATO peacekeeping in Bosnia
    NATO enforces a no-fly zone over Bosnia
  • Partnership for Peace

    Partnership for Peace
    NATO launches its "partnership for peace" outreach program for eastern European nations
  • NATO strikes in Bosnia

    NATO strikes in Bosnia
    NATO launches a series of air strikes against Bosnian Serbs shelling Sarajevo
  • NATO deployment in Bosnia

    NATO deployment in Bosnia
    NATO deploys 60,000 peacekeepers in Bosnia
  • NATO generals order plan for allies military extension in Bosnia

    	NATO generals order plan for allies military extension in Bosnia
  • NATO action in Kosovo

    NATO action in Kosovo
    NATO begins air strikes against Yugoslavia over its military actions in Kosovo. Russia opposes the move and freezes ties with NATO.
  • NATO: Yugoslavia agrees to remove troops feom Kosovo

    NATO: Yugoslavia agrees to remove troops feom Kosovo
    After 78 days of airstrikes, Yugoslavia agrees to pull troops from Kosovo. NATO shifts operation to lead a peacekeeping mission in the province
  • NATO declares 9/11 attacks a strike against the whole alliance

    NATO declares 9/11 attacks a strike against the whole alliance
    For the first time, NATO invokes its mutual defense clause, declaring the attacks on New York and Washington to be an attack against the whol alliance
  • AWACS surveilance planes patrol the US

    AWACS surveilance planes patrol the US
    NATO AWACS surveilance planes start patrols over the UNited States, but the alliance is not given a direct role in the U.S. war against Afghanistan's Taliban
  • Russia and NATO agree on special terms and Russia joins

    Russia and NATO agree on special terms and Russia joins
  • Russia helps fight WMD's

    Russia helps fight WMD's
    NATO and Russia sign a sweeping agreement pledging cooperation against terrorism and weapons of mass destruction
  • US presses IAEA on Iran's Nuclear Activity

    US presses IAEA on Iran's Nuclear Activity
    IAEA Energy Agency to issue a statement of concern about nuclear activity in Iran. A senior State Department official says an IAEA report to be presented next Monday is consistent with U.S. allegations that Iran is developing nuclear weapons
  • IAEA to meet on Iran Nuclear Issue

    IAEA to meet on Iran Nuclear Issue
    IAEA The governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency will meet to discuss a report that calls for further inspections of Iran's nuclear program. The report suggests Iran is constructing facilities that could give it the capability to make nuclear weapons
  • NATO takes a command in Afghanistan

    NATO takes a command in Afghanistan
    NATO NATO takes command of Kabul-based peacekeeping in Afghanistan, its first "out of area" deployment
  • IAEA weighs action against Iran

    IAEA weighs action against Iran
    Iran has hidden a wide variety of nuclear activities. The Bush administration favors a non-compliance ruling and U.N. economic sanctions against Iran. But European countries and Russia support more surprise inspections by the IAEA.
  • IAEA Meets in Vienna to assess Iran's Nuclear Program

    IAEA Meets in Vienna to assess Iran's Nuclear Program
    two-day meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, and how the group plans to react to Iran's nuclear program.
  • Iran Downplays IAEA's Nuclear Find

    Iran Downplays IAEA's Nuclear Find
    Iranian officials say misunderstandings about the scope of the investigation performed by the International Atomic Energy Agency have led inspectors to discover elements of Iran's nuclear technology program that it had failed to declare openly.
  • NATO expands to 26 members

    NATO expands to 26 members
    Former communist states Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join.
  • IAEA fears Iran actively seeking nuclear weapons

    IAEA fears Iran actively seeking nuclear weapons
    Iran's nuclear ambitions and the international efforts to monitor them. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed concern that Iran is actively developing a nuclear weapons program.
  • IAEA Critical of Irans Cooperation on Nuclear Inspections

    IAEA Critical of Irans Cooperation on Nuclear Inspections
    The International Atomic Energy Agency, meeting in Vienna on Friday, approves a resolution strongly critical of Iran. The resolution deplores Iran's failure to fully cooperate with IAEA inspectors amid growing suspicions Tehran is pursuing a nuclear
  • Iran faces IAEA deadline to end nuclear program

    Iran faces IAEA deadline to end nuclear program
    The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to approve a resolution calling on Iran to stop its uranium enrichment program and setting a deadline for compliance. The resolution warns Iran of "future steps" if it fails to comply.
  • IAEA officials visit Brazil Nuclear Facility

    IAEA officials visit Brazil Nuclear Facility
    Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency visit a uranium enrichment plant in Brazil, trying to resolve an impasse over inspections in the country. Experts believe the dispute could have implications for nuclear inspections in Iran.
  • IAEA meets again on Iranian Nuclear Program

    IAEA meets again on Iranian Nuclear Program
    The International Atomic Energy Agency, meeting in Vienna, starts another round of talks on Iran's nuclear program. Iran says it has suspended its controversial uranium enrichment program as part of an agreement with three European powers
  • IAEA meets to consider Iran nuclear plans

    IAEA meets to consider Iran nuclear plans
    The International Atomic Energy Agency meets in Vienna to examine Iran's recent pledge to freeze its nuclear enrichment program. Washington has repeatedly accused Tehran of plans to develop nuclear weapons.
  • ElBaradei, IAEA to share Nobel Peace Prize

    ElBaradei, IAEA to share Nobel Peace Prize
    The Nobel Committee announced Friday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its director, Mohamed ElBaradei, will share the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • NATO approves expanding forces in Afghanistan

    NATO approves expanding forces in Afghanistan
    Foreign ministers approve a plan to expand the alliance's peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
  • Iran nuclear cheif meets IAEA officials

    Iran nuclear cheif meets IAEA officials
    Gholamreza Aghazadeh had been scheduled to meet Olli Heinonen, a deputy IAEA director general in-charge of Teheran's nuclear file, but a diplomat familiar with the meeting later said IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei joined in for at least part of the 90 minutes
  • Iran speeding up nuclear work

    Iran speeding up nuclear work
    Pace increases: The IAEA says Iran has ignored calls to halt nuclear enrichment. The world's nuclear watchdog says Iran has flouted a United Nations (UN) Security Council call to suspend uranium enrichment and is instead speeding the process along
  • Iran upholds "nuclear rights" as IAEA meets

    Iran upholds
    Iran said on Monday it would not compromise on its right to enrich uranium, without rejecting outright a demand by six world powers that it suspend its work on nuclear fuel in exchange for a package of incentives.
  • NATO forces take over in south Afghanistan

    NATO forces take over in south Afghanistan
    NATO forces take over security from the U.S.-led coalition in southern Afghanistan, embarking on one of the alliance's toughest ground operations in its history.
  • IAEA rebuffs Congress report on Iran

    IAEA rebuffs Congress report on Iran
    IAEA says Congress report on Iran's nuclear capacity is erroneous and misleading · Claims about programme are 'unsubstantiated' · Leak shows watchdog detected five major errors
  • IAEA: U.S. Report on Iran 'dishonest'

    IAEA: U.S. Report on Iran 'dishonest'
    ABC News IAEA: U.S. Report on Iran 'Dishonest' IAEA Complains of 'Outrageous' Inaccuracies in U.S. House Committee Report on Iran. IAEA's Director General Mohamed ElBaradei arrives for the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 35-nation board meeting.
  • IAEA group denies Iran's nuke request

    IAEA group denies Iran's nuke request
    Thirty-five nations effectively agreed on Wednesday to deny Iran's request for technical help in building a plutonium-producing reactor at least for now but left room for Teheran to renew its request, diplomats said.
  • IAEA in talks with Iran after inspectors are blocked

    IAEA in talks with Iran after inspectors are blocked
    The International Atomic Energy Agency said it was discussing with Iran its demand to withdraw some nuclear inspectors but was confident it could continue monitoring the country's nuclear facilities.
  • IAEA: Iran still defying UN over uranium enrichment

    IAEA: Iran still defying UN over uranium enrichment
    Iran persists in defying UN demands to stop enriching uranium and is expanding the work.
  • Iran invites IAEA team to help ease nuclear fears

    Iran invites IAEA team to help ease nuclear fears
    Iran has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency to send a team to agree how to resolve long-standing IAEA questions about Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Iran-IAEA agreements aim to remove ambiguities

    Iran-IAEA agreements aim to remove ambiguities
    A Majlis deputy said here Tuesday that recent agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency were aimed at stripping the Group 5+1 of any excuse and removing ambiguities of the IAEA.
  • Benazir Bhutto on giving the IAEA access to AQ Khan

    Benazir Bhutto on giving the IAEA access to AQ Khan
    Bhutto was asked, "What are your views on AQ Khan and will you permit him to be interviewed by the West?" She replied, "While we do not agree at this stage to have any Western access to AQ Khan we do believe that the IAEA...would have the right to put questions to AQ Khan. That will satisfy them and give the world community greater confidence that the illegal structure has been broken and that no further dangerous repercussions for the world community come about due to those activities."
  • CNN Interview with head of IAEA on Iran 10/27

    CNN Interview with head of IAEA on Iran 10/27
    El Baradel says "Iran is not a threat. No need in ratcheting up the rhetoric."
  • IAEA sees progress but says Iran still enriching uranium

    IAEA sees progress but says Iran still enriching uranium
    Iran has made some progress in revealing the extent of its nuclear programme but is still defying UN demands that it suspend uranium enrichment
  • India, IAEA start talks for nuclear safeguards pact

    India, IAEA start talks for nuclear safeguards pact
    Vienna/India and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Wednesday began crucial talks on finalising a safeguards agreement that will bring 14 Indian civilian nuclear reactors under global watch,
  • EU troika confirms Iran's cooperation with IAEA

    EU troika confirms Iran's cooperation with IAEA
    EU troika, inclusive of Germany, Britain and France, here Friday at IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, confirmed that Iran is effectively cooperating with the IAEA.
  • Russian-Chinese nuclear station safest in the world: IAEA

    Russian-Chinese nuclear station safest in the world: IAEA
    The first-ever nuclear power station jointly built by Russia and China has officially been opened. China's Deputy Prime Minister attended the ceremony to mark the event. More than 150 Russian companies have been involved in building the plant in the Jiangsu province.
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    Cold War

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    NATO

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    Nuclear Arms Race

    The race between the US and the USSR (Russia) to gain the most powerful arsenal of h-bombs and missiles.
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    International Atomic Energy Agency

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    Communist regimes crumble in central and eastern Europe.