cold war

  • harley davidson

    Harley-Davidson is an American motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, it was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. Harley-Davidson also survived a period of poor quality control and competition from Japanese manufacturers.
  • iron curtain

    The Iron Curtain symbolized the boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991. the Iron Curtain were the countries that were connected to or influenced by the former Soviet Union.
  • nuclear bombs

    Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device. This test was conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, in the Jornada del Muerto desert.
  • containment

    Containment was a United States policy to stop the spread of communism. this policy was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to enlarge communist influence in Eastern Europe.
  • truman plan

    The Truman Doctrine was an international relations policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech, which said that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with military aid to prevent them from falling into the Soviet sphere.
  • Jackie robinson

    "Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947.
  • marshall plan

    The Marshall Plan was the American program to help Europe, in which the United States gave support to help rebuild Europe after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Communism. The goals of the United States were to rebuild a war devastated region.
  • apartheid

    Apartheid "the status of being apart" was a system of racial segregation put into action through legislation by the National Party governments, who were the ruling party from 1948 to 1994, of South Africa,
  • arab and isreal war

  • berlin airlift

    At the end of WWII, a defeated Germany was divided amongst the winners, the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France. The Soviet Union took control of the Eastern half of Germany, the Western half was divided the US, Great Britain, and France. the capital city of Berlin, sitting dead in the middle of the Soviet-controlled Eastern half, was also divided into four parts, one half being Soviet controlled, and the rest divided amongst the others.
  • berlin blockade

    The Berlin blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Allied control. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet zone to start supplying Berlin with food, fuel, and aid, there giving the Soviets practical control over the entire city.
  • babe ruth

    George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for three teams (1914–1935). Known for his hitting brilliance, Ruth set career records in his time for home runs (714 since broken), slugging percentage (.690), runs batted in (RBI) (2,213 since broken),
  • korean war

    The Korean War was a war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union.
  • corvette

    The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors that has been produced in seven generations. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette
  • domino theory

    The domino theory existed from the 1950s to the 1980s. It was promoted at times by the United States government, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. The domino theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War.
  • the lord of the rings

    The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II. It is the second best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
  • vietnam war

    The Vietnam War was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, which lead to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam upported by the People's Republic of China and other communist allies and the government of South Vietnam supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries.
  • great leap forward

    The Great Leap Forward of the People's Republic of China was an economic and social campaign of the Communist Party of China, reflected in planning decisions from 1958 to 1961, which aimed to use China's vast population to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a modern communist society through the process of rapid industrialization and collectivization,
  • Alaska and Hawaii

    both become states alaska (january 3 1954). Hawaii (August 21 1959
  • the Beatles

    The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool, in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of music. Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr
  • OPEC

    OPEC is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. It is an oil cartel whose mission is to coordinate the policies of the oil-producing countries. The goal is to secure a steady income to the member states and a secure supply of oil to the consumers. Those who invest in petroleum activities should receive a fair return on their investments
  • bay of pigs

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion, was an unsuccessful military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the paramilitary group. A counter-revolutionary military trained and funded by the United States government's Central Intelligence Agency, Brigade 2506 fronted the armed wing of the Democratic Revolutionary Front and intended to overthrow the revolutionary leftist government of Fidel Castro. Launched from Guatemala,
  • tet offensive

    The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that was launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam against South Vietnam,
  • martin luther king Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the fight for of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.
  • watergate

    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.
  • 1972 olympics

    The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany on 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team, who were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian group Black September. Shortly after the crisis began, they demanded the release of 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails.
  • perestroika and glasnost

    In the 1980s, the Soviet Union was overthrown by a multitude of problems. The economy, especially the agricultural sector, began to fall apart. The country lacked technological advancements and used inefficient factories, all while consumers were buying low-quality products and suffered from a shortage of social freedoms.
  • Elvis Presleys death

    Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 in the bathroom of his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42 at the time of death. He had been on the toilet, but fallen off onto the floor, where he lay in a pool of his own vomit
  • camp david accords

    The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following thirteen days of secret negotiations at Camp David.The two framework agreements were signed at the White House, and were witnessed by United States President Jimmy Carter.
  • ayatollah khomeini

    Ruhollah Mostafavi Musavi Khomeini was an Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader.
  • iran hostage situation

    The Iran hostage crisis, was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days, after a group of Islamist students and militants supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran.
  • the karate kid

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Elisabeth Shue It is an underdog story in the mold of a previous success,
  • the goonies

    The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure–comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The movie was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's premise features a band of pre-teens who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon attempting to save their homes from demolition, and in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate
  • tiananmen square massacre

    The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, also known as the June Fourth Incident in Chinese, were student-led popular demonstrations in Beijing in the spring of 1989 that received broad support from city residents and exposed deep splits within China's political leadership but were forcibly suppressed by hardline leaders who ordered the military to enforce martial law in the country's capital.
  • U.S. attacks Bosnia

    The Bosnian War, sometimes referred to as the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Civil War,[8] was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1 March 1992 and 14 December 1995

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It superseded the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada.
  • Oklahoma city bombing

    The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. It would remain the most destructive act of terrorism in America until the September 11 attacks six years later. The bombing claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6.
  • Mr. Nice Guy

    Mr. Nice Guy is a 1997 Hong Kong martial arts action crime comedy film directed by Sammo Hung and starring Jackie Chan. It also stars Richard Norton as the villain, with whom Chan had worked in 1993 film City Hunter and Chan and Hung had worked in Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars. Hung makes a cameo as an unfortunate cyclist
  • U.S. attacks Iraq

  • clinton impeached

    Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice, on December 19, 1998.