Chapter 26, The Cold War

By Gunkelt
  • The Yalta Confrence- Sam Myers

    In February 1945, Roosevelt met with Stalin and Churchill at Yalta to work out the future of Germany and Poland. They agreed on the division of Germany into American, British, French, and Soviet occupation zones. (Later, the American, British, and French zones were combined to create West Germany. The Soviet zone became East Germany.) Roosevelt and Churchill rejected Stalin's demand that Germany pay the Soviet Union $20 billion in war damages.
  • The Potsdam Conference- Sam Myers

    Truman's first meeting with Stalin occurred in July 1945 in the Berlin suburb of Potsdam. During the conference, Churchill was replaced by Clement Attlee, who had just won the British election. Thus, new representatives from Britain and the United States now faced off against Stalin. They continued to debate the issues that had divided them at Yalta, including the future of Germany and of Poland. Stalin renewed his demand for war payments from Germany, and Truman insisted on the promised Polish
  • Establishment of the United Nations- TJ Gunkel

    Created to keep our allies close. When something happends to us they will always be there to help us. And when they have any issues we will be there for them. TJ GUNKEL
  • The army hearings- Abbey

    democrats asked for the hearings be televised, hoping that the public would see him for him for who he really is. McCarthy was eager for publicity so he agreed. The public was horrified by McCarthys bulling tactics and baseless allegations. when the hearings ended in mid june he lost even his strongest supporters.
  • The launch of the Sputnik Abbey

    Americans were in alot of shock and fear, because they thought that the sputnik was filled with a hydrogen bomb.
  • U-2 Incident- TJ Gunkel

    Made Americans willing to expend considerable resources to catch up to Soviet Union. The Americans made their first spy plane. The soviets shot it down. TJ GUNKEL