Cold war

  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    George Kennen wrote from Russia to the U.S about the culture, life, history, beliefs, and everything to know about Russia in the telegram.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    A conference with U.S.A, England, and the Soviet Union discussing what to do with Germany
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    A bomb was used by the U.S to destroy inter cities. This bomb was used against Japan in the cold war.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Winston Churchill gave a speech in the U.S telling America what is really going on in Eastern Europe.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Harry Truman gave his speech of the Truman Doctrine explaining to the people our new foreign policy of contaiment
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was purposed to the government as a way to help rebuild the European government and help countries fight against communism.
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    10 American producers, directors, and screenwriters who appeared before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee refusing to answer questions regarding their possible communist affilations.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin Blockade was set up to keep supplies from coming into West Germany from the U.S
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was done by the U.S where American pilots would fly over the Berlin Blockade to bring supplies to western Berlin
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    China had started a communist revolution in 1948 because of the failing economy and country.
  • NATO

    Nato was created from a number of countries on the east side of the world to protect Europe from any threats.
  • Alger Hiss Case

    Alger Hiss Case
    Alger Hiss was prosecuted for being a spy for the Soviet Union in the 1930s.
  • First Soviet Bomb Test

    First Soviet Bomb Test
    The Soviet Union created a bomb a lot quicker than they should have because they had spies in the Manhattan Project.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    A war was fought between North and South Korea when North Korea invaded the border and was supported by China and the Soviet Union, South Korea had the United States and the UN, the war ended in an armistice.
  • Rosenberg Trial

    Rosenberg Trial
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were spies for the Soviet Union were convicted of espionage providing secrets about the American military.
  • Korean Armistice

    Korean Armistice
    Designed to "ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved".
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    Decisive engagement in the First Indochina War, consisted of a struggle between French and Viet Minh
  • Army- McCarthy Hearing

    Army- McCarthy Hearing
    Series of hearing held by the United States investigating conflict between the U.S Army and U.S Senator Joseph McCarthy.
  • Warsaw Act

    Warsaw Act
    A collective defense treaty that the Soviet Union established, created in reaction to the integration of West Germany in 1955
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    Spontaneous national uprising 12 days before Hungary is crushed by soviets, thousands of protesters demanded more democratic system.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    An American U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while performing aerial reconnaissance deep inside Soviet Territory.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Failed landing operation on the southwestern coast of Cuba by Cuban exiles who opposed Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    A guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically split Berlin. Construction of the wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A 13 day political and military standoff over the installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from U.S shores. Kennedy also secretly agreed to remove missiles from Turkey.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    Kennedy was in a car with his wife, when he was fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, a former marine. JFK was serving his third year in office at the office.
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    Gave President Lyndon Johnson authorization to do any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and promote international peace and security in southeast Asia
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Tet Offensive was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam, the attempt was to instigate South Vietnamese rebellions and show the U.S to back down in the war
  • Riots at Democratic Convention

    Riots at Democratic Convention
    Police riot in full swing in front of the Democratic party's convention headquarters, television broadcasts live as anti-war protesters chant "The whole world is watching"
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    Students protested the bombing of Cambodia, the students clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen and they shot and killed 4 students, the shootings became the focal point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam War
  • Ceasefire In Vietnam

    Ceasefire In Vietnam
    The U.S. agreed to send home remaining military personnel from South Vietnam within 60 days. North Vietnam agreed to return all American prisoners of war. North Vietnam was allowed to leave 150,000 soldiers and to retain the territory it controlled in South Vietnam.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    Viet Cong and North Communist forces captured South Vietnam capital of Saigon forcing a surrender and bringing an end to the Vietnam War
  • Reagan Elected

    Reagan Elected
    President Reagan received the highest number of electoral votes received by a non-incumbent presidential candidate of over a million votes. Promised restoration of military forces
  • SDI Announced

    SDI Announced
    Reagan announced SDI on national television stating that he calls "upon the scientific community in this country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents to the cause of mankind and world peace, to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete"
  • "Tear Down This Wall" Speech

    "Tear Down This Wall" Speech
    Reagan's harsh challenge to tear down the Berlin Wall gave shape to increasing international pressure on Moscow to make good on its promises of openness and reform, the wall came down two years later.
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall.

    The fall of the Berlin Wall.
    East Berlin's spokesman for the communist party announced a change in his city's relationship with the West. Starting at midnight he stated the citizens of the GDR are allowed were free to cross the country's borders.