Cold War

  • Nuclear Arms Race

    Nuclear Arms Race
    This was during the Cold War when the Soviet Union and the United States were spending alot of money on armaments and the stockpiling of vast nuclear arsenals
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta conference was a meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin. It was to discuss Europe's post-war reorganization.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    This conference was taken place at Cecilienhof and General Secretary Joseph Stalin, Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and later, Clement Attlee, and President Harry S. Truman all attended this conference.They discussed on what punishment should Nazi Germany face for waht they did.
  • Un Created

    Un Created
    The United Nations was created after WWII in order to provide a global forum for all nations to come together and discuss issues and global problems, as well as attempt to solve these issues through global cooperation.
  • CIA

    The CIA stands for Central Intellligence Agency. It was created during the Cold War. It is an agency that gathers information about other countries and aslo perfomrs special missions as well.
  • HUAC

    HUAC stands for House Un-American Activities Committee.They opened hearings to expose alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. Some were actors or directors that were accussed.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    TheSecond Red Scare was when many people in the U.S. were being accussed of being a communist. Joseph McCarthy put fear into the American people and McCarthyism was named after him. Also the Hollywood Ten was during the red scare as well. It was when actors, writers, and directors were being accused of being a communist and they wouldnt speak in court.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    It was a document stating that the United States should give support to countries threatened by Soviet forces or communist insurrection.This doctrine was seen by communists as an open declaration of the Cold War
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was a program of financial aid sponsored by the United States in order to help boost the economies of western European countries after WWII.Secretary of State George Marshall advocated this plan.
  • NATO

    NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is an international defense alliance formed in 1949. It was created to stop Soviets from agression
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was when the United States and the United KIngdom flew planes over West Berlin and supplied supplies such as fuel and food to them because the Soviet Union blocked all pathways to the city.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was started when Korea divided into two. Noth Korea and South Korea were at war. During this war America helped South Korea during the war with providing more than 88% of the 341,000 international soldiers which aided South Korean forces.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was created in the year 1955 on May 4. It was a military alliance established in 1955 between many Eastern European socialist states.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    In the 20th century competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for supremacy in space exploration. Between 1957 and 1975, They wanted to see who can explore space first and launch the first satellite.
  • NASA

    NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This is a government organization that is responsible for the civilian space program. The do research on space and send astraunauts on explorations to get a better understanding of our universe.
  • U2 Crisis

    U2 Crisis
    The U2 Crisis was when the U.S. had a U-2 spy plane shot down over the airspace of the Soviet Union. At first the U.S. try to deny it but eventually they admitted to it and their relationship with the Soviet Union deterioted a little bit because of this.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs was an attack on Cuba using cuban exiles too overthrwo Castro and take over their government. The planned failed miserably and President Kennedy was blamed for this.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was created to seperate the part of Berlin that was communist. Many people had suffered and went to West Berlin to get away from this type of government.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was high tension between the Soviets and the United States. Soviets had placed nuclear bombs in cuba and the U.S. quaranteened Cuba just in case of an attack. Eventually the missiles were taken out of Cuba as long as the U.S. didnt invade Cuba.
  • Escalation

    Since the U.S. Airforce bases were being hit and the military in South Vietnam couldnt protect them. They dispacthed U.S. Marines to South Vietnam.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The People's Army of Vietnam used their tet offensive against the forces of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), the United States, and their allies. the tet offensive was suprised attacks on military and civilian command posts in a time of peace.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    In 1969 on a mission called "Apollo 11 moon landing" The United States was the first country to land on the moon. The person who achieved this mission was Neil Armstrong. He was an astraunaut for NASA and was declared the first person on the moon.
  • Vietnamizatioin

    Vietnamization was a policy of president NIxon. It was basically a program where U.S. soldiers would train soldiers in the South Vietnam military so they wouldnt have to send in to many Americans troops and end up losing them.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    ON this day a National Guard up in Ohio shot on the campus of Kent State University and killed four people and wound nine others. He shot they becuase the kids on the campus were protesting against the invasion of cambodia.