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Cold War

By smyers1
  • Alger Hiss case

    Alger Hiss case
    Alger Hiss was an American government official accused of spying for the Soviet Union.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Conference at the the end of the war in Europe between the U.S Russia and the U.K. Discussion of post-war Germany. Stalin promises free elections in E. Europe.
  • Atomic bomb - Hiroshima/Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb - Hiroshima/Nagasaki
    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most were civilians, and at the time the only use of a nuclear weapon. This made things more tense with Stalin as a result leading up to the Cold War.
  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    The ambassador of Russia and sends a long telegram about whats happening in Russia, why it's happening, ans whats going to happen in the future. He also advised them what they can do about it, one thing he told the U.S was containment.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    The Iron curtain speech was given by Winston Churchill. He was warning the people about the threat know as the soviet union and how we need to fight back before this gets out of hand.
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    The Hollywood Ten were 10 motion-picture producers, directors, and screenwriters who appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee and refused to answer questions about them being a communist spy.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was the American foreign policy that originated with a goal of containing the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The Truman Doctrine said that they'd give American support for other nations that might be threatened by the Soviet union.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan, was a program, by U.S. giving aid to Europe after the devastation of World War II. It started in 1948 and provided more than $17 billion to help finance rebuilding, and food.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    When Soviet forces blockaded rail roads, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. The U.S and U.K started airlifting food and fuel to Berlin from.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin Blockade was the Soviet Union in 1948 trying limit the ability of the United States, and Great Britain to give West Berlin things and take them it out.
  • NATO

    NATO is a political and military organization trying to guarantee the freedom through political and military. This alliance has 28 countries from Europe and North America all having agreeing on a political standard.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    The Chinese Communist Revolution in mainland China was a conflict led by the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Mao Zedong. It resulted in the announcement of the People's Republic.
  • First Soviet bomb test

    First Soviet bomb test
    The Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear test, code-named 'RDS-1', at modern-day Kazakhstan. The device had a yield of 22 kilotons.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War started with the invasion of South Korea. Several main causes of the Korean War was the spread of communism during the Cold War, American containment, and the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II.
  • Rosenberg trial

    Rosenberg trial
    The trial was the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.
  • Korean Armistice

    Korean Armistice
    Military commanders from the United States representing the United Nations, the Korean People's Army, signed the Korean Armistice Agreement.
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    An engagement in the First Indochina War. It consisted of a struggle between French and Viet Minh and forces for control of a small mountain outpost on the Vietnamese border near Laos.
  • Army-McCarthy hearings

    Army-McCarthy hearings
    The Army - McCarthy hearings were hearings held by the United States Senate's Subcommittee to investigate relationships between the United States Government people and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a countrywide revolution against the Stalinist government of the Hungarian People's Republic
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    On May 1, 1960, the pilot of an American U-2 spyplane was shot down while flying though Soviet airspace.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a dangerous relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This was the moment when the two came closest to a nuclear conflict.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. In Dallas Texas, while riding in a car.
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    authorized President Lyndon Johnson to “take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression” by the communist government of North Vietnam.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was a series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam.
  • 1968 riots at Democratic convention

    1968 riots at Democratic convention
    Protest activity against the Vietnam War took place during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. In 1968, counterculture and anti-Vietnam War protest groups began planning protests and demonstrations in response to the convention, and the city promised to maintain law and order.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    The Kent State shootings, were the killings of four and wounding of nine other unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    all parties would initiate a cease-fire in place 24 hours after signing the agreement; U.S. forces and all foreign troops would withdraw from South Vietnam no later than 60 days after signing the agreement.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    Communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces captured the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, forcing South Vietnam to surrender and bringing about an end to the Vietnam War
  • Reagan elected

    Reagan elected
    Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981 to 1989.
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    Reagan announced SDI in a nationally televised speech, stating "I call 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 stark 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, which had become a symbol of Soviet oppression, came down two years later
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    five days after half a million people gathered in East Berlin in a mass protest, that the Berlin Wall dividing communist East Germany from West Germany crumbled. East German leaders had tried to calm mounting protests by loosening the borders, making travel easier for East Germans.