By mila23
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The berlin blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies railway road and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under western control. The Soviets offered to drop the blockade if the Western Allies withdrew t
  • Postdam Confrencce

    Postdam Confrencce
    they settled matters related to peace treaties with Germany's former allies. the Potsdam negotiators approved the formation of a Council of Foreign Ministers that would act on behalf of the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and China. This conference lasted between July 17 to August 2,
  • Atomic Bomb- Hiroshima/ Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb- Hiroshima/ Nagasaki
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb was a huge powerful bomb but had some problems such as they weren't always accurately hitting their targets
  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    This artical introduced the term "containment" and advocated for its strategic use against the Soviet Union. Kennan made a long telegram to respond to inquiries about the implications of a February 1946 speech by Joseph Stalin
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    The iron curtain speech helped bolster American and Western European opposition to communism and the Soviet Union. Winston Churchill argued really strongly ab American-British relations and that they were essential to stopping the spread of communism and maintaining peace in Europe.
  • Truman Doctorine

    Truman Doctorine
    President Harry Truman established that the United States would provide political, military, and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from any external or internal, people with autority voice. It was an american foreign policy that originated with the main goal being to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    The House Un-American Activities Committee was refusing to answer questions about their possible communist affiliations, and, after spending time in prison for contempt of Congress, were mostly blacklisted by the Hollywood studios.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    the marshall plan was to stimulate economic growth in a nearly bankrupt post World War2 Europe, to prevent the spread of communism beyond the iron curtain.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    the us began a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. The Soviet action was in response to the refusal of American and British officials to allow Russia more say in the economic future of Germany.
  • Alger Hiss case

    Alger Hiss case
    Alger Hiss was an American government official accused in 1948 of having spied for the Soviet Union. On August 3, 1948 Whittaker Chambers testified under subpoena before the House Un-American Activities Committee that Hiss had secretly been a communist while in federal service. Hiss denied the charge.
  • NATO

    the NATOs main purpose was to unify and strengthen the western allies military response to a possible invasion of western Europe by the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies.
  • First Soviet bomb test

    First Soviet bomb test
    The first soviet test.detonated its first atomic bomb, called Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China The announcement ended the expensive full-scale civil war between the Chinese Communist Party ( and the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang which broke out immediately following World War 2
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The war began when North Korea invaded South Korea. North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union while South Korea was supported by the United Nations, principally the United States. The fighting ended with an armistice on 27 July 1953.
  • Rosenbergs trial

    Rosenbergs trial
    Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens at the time who were convicted of spying on for the Soviet Union. The couple were accused of providing top secret information about radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines, and valuable nuclear weapon designs
  • Korean War & Korean Armistice

    Korean War & Korean Armistice
    the United States were discussing terms for an agreement to end the Korean War. The agreement would end the fighting and hopefully provide assurances against its resumption and protect the future security of the UNC forces. Both sides would need to agree to “cease the introduction into Korea of any reinforcing air, ground or naval units or personnel... and to refrain from increasing the level of war equipment and material existing in Korea.
  • Army-McCarthy hearings

    Army-McCarthy hearings
    On April–June 1954 The Army–McCarthy hearings were a long series of hearings held by the U.S Senate's Subcommittee on Investigations to investigate conflicting accusations between the United States Army and U.S. Senator
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the decisive engagement in the First Indochina War. It was a struggle of between French and Viet Minh (Vietnamese Communist and nationalist) forces for control of a small mountain outpost on the Vietnamese border near Laos.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The revolution was a countrywide revolution against the Stalinist government of the Hungarian People's Republic and the Hungarian domestic policies imposed by the USSR.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    a United States U2 spy plane was shot down by the soviet air Defence Forces while performing photographic aerial reconnaissance inside Soviet territory. The aircraft was flown by a piolr, Francis Gary Powers, was hit by an S-75
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed landing operation on the southnwestern coast of cuba in 1961 by Cuban exiles who opposed Fidel Castros Cuban Revolution. The operation took place at the height of the Cold War, and when it failed it led to major shifts in the international relations between Cuba, the U.S and the Soviet Union.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and imentally divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the wall was started by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was an dangerous confrontation between the U.S and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the exact moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    He was killed on Friday, November 22, 1963, around 12:30 pm in Dallas Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade When he was shot he was riding with his wife John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie when he was shot from a nearby building by Lee Oswald. He was a former US Marine. Governor Connally was seriously hurt in the attack. After he was shot they rushed him to Parkland Memorial Hospital where about after 30 min Kennedy was pronounced dead
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorizing President Johnson to take any up to any measures he believed was necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • 1968 riots at Democratic convention

    1968 riots at Democratic convention
    the police riot in full swing on Michigan Avenue in front of the Democratic party's convention headquarters the Conrad Hilton hotel, television networks broadcast live as the anti-war protesters began the now-iconic chant "The whole world is watching".
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 massacre and the Kent State massacrewere the killings of four and wounding of nine other unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard in Kent, Ohio, 40 mi south of Cleveland. The killings took place during a peace rally opposing the expanding involvement of the Vietnam War
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    All parties that contributed to the conflict including South Vietnam, signed the final agreement in Paris. Later they found out only America honored the cease-fire. A little over 2 years later, 30 North Vietnamese divisions conquered the South and restored peace in Vietnam.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon also known as the Liberation of Saigon by North Vietnamese was the capture of Saigon he capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period from the formal reunification of Vietnam into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Reagan elected

    Reagan elected
    The U.S presidential election was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Democratic president Jimmy Carter in a landslide victory.
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    The Strategic Defense Initiative was nicknamed the "Star Wars program", it was a proposed missile defense system intended to protect the United States from attack by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons The concept was announced by President Ronald Reagan, which he described as a "suicide pact". Reagan called upon American scientists and engineers to develop a system that would render nuclear weapons obsolete
  • ‘Tear down this wall’ speech

    ‘Tear down this wall’ speech
    tear down this wallwas also known as the Berlin Wall Speech. It was a speech delivered by United States President Ronald Reagan in West Berlin. Reagan called for the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union,
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    political changes in Eastern Europe and civil unrest in Germany put pressure on the East German government to loosen some of its regulations on travel to West Germany. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the first step towards German reunification.