Cold War Presidents

  • Truman Becomes President

    Truman Becomes President
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    Cold War Presidents

  • Containment Policy

    This made the U.S. resist Soviet attempts at comunist governments around the world.
  • Loyalty Program

    System to seek out Americans who were communists
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    It called on the U.S. to take a leadership role in the world.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    After W.W.II. Europe was destroyed, this plan was a program to help them recover economically. The U.S. did this so they could keep a strong democracy in Europe for the U.S. benefit.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Soviet Union placed a blockade to the West. The Berlin Airlift provided goods to West Berlin.
  • Truman is re-elected

    Truman is re-elected
  • National Security Act Amendment

    National Security Act Amendment
    Establishes department of defense
  • North American Pact

    North American Pact
    Provided military assistance between countries, and is also known as NATO
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
  • Truman signs Mutual Security Act

    Truman signs Mutual Security Act
    Provided foreign and economic aid
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Inaugurated as President

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Inaugurated as President
    Inaugurated as 34th President of the United States of America
  • Josef Stalin Dies

    Josef Stalin Dies
  • Korean Armistice Agreement Signing

    Korean Armistice Agreement Signing
    The signing of the treaty ends the Korean War
  • Soviets test the h-bomb

    Soviets test the h-bomb
  • First Nuclear Submarine Launched

    First Nuclear Submarine Launched
    The U.S. launches the first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus
  • Nuclear Tests

     Nuclear Tests
    The U.S. tests a nuclear device in the Pacific.
  • Communist Party Banned in the U.S.

    Communist Party Banned in the U.S.
  • West Germany joins NATO

    West Germany joins NATO
  • U-2 Spy Planes Approved

    Eisenhower approves the building of the U-2 spy planes to use against the Soviets
  • Warsaw Pact created

    Warsaw Pact created
    Treaty for the Communist parties during the Cold War
  • Eisenhower approves U-2 spy planes to fly over Soviet Union

    Eisenhower approves U-2 spy planes to fly over Soviet Union
  • "Open Skies Proposal"

    Allows mutal air travel over each nations military bases between U.S. and the Soviet Union, Soviets deny it
  • Signs Eisenhower Doctrine

    Authorizes use of U.S. force to assist Middle East nations.
  • Sputnik (U.S.S.R.)

    Sputnik (U.S.S.R.)
    Soviet's launch first earth satellite
  • Explorer I (U.S.)

    Explorer I (U.S.)
    First U.S. satellite into orbit
  • National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958

    National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
    NASA is created
  • U.S.S.R. shoots down a U-2 Plane

    U.S.S.R. shoots down a U-2 Plane
  • Kennedy Becomes President

    Kennedy Becomes President
  • Peace Corps is created

    Peace Corps is created
    U.S. provides support to developing countries
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    U.S. invades Cuba to overthrow Castro but he stops our forces.
  • Kennedy sets goal for man on the moon

    Kennedy sets goal for man on the moon
    Sets goal to land on moon before 1970
  • Khruschchev threatens to cut off West

    Khruschchev threatens to cut off West
    Threatens he'll cut off Allied access to West Berlin
  • Military build up

    Kennedy comes up with a plan to build up their army in Germany
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Put up by Khrushchev
  • Endorses disarmament of nuclear weapons

    Challenges Soviet Union to a peace race, "If you get rid of 10, I'll get rid of 10"
  • Kennedy sends troops to S. Vietnam

  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    U.S. spy planes detect construction of Soviet Union nuclear missles and leads to naval quarentine.
  • Ho Chi Minh (N. Korea)

    Ho Chi Minh (N. Korea)
    Promises guerilla war if necessary
  • Test Ban Treaty

    Kennedy signs this and agrees to not test nuclear weapons.
  • JFK Assasinated

    JFK Assasinated
  • Lyndon Johnson takes over office

  • Civil Rights Act

    Johnson signs this, eliminating discrimination by race, color, sex, or religion.
  • Gulf Of Tonkin

    Johnson used this incident to deepen American involvment in Vietnam
  • Started a gradual military escalation

  • Johnson Elected President

  • Delivers "Peace without conquest" in Southeast Asia

  • Vietnam Troops

    Johnson icreases troops in Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000
  • Treaty on Space

    Apollo 1 crew members die after the signing of this act
  • Six Day War

    War in the Middle East that brought Soviet Premeir Alexsei Kosygin and Lyndon Johnson to communication.
  • March at the Pentagon

    March at the Pentagon
    People that didn't want to continue the Vietnam War protested outside the Pentagon.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Signed with 58 other countries to try to stop the spread of nuclear weapons in the world.
  • Cambodian Bombings

    Cambodian Bombings
    Nixon orders secret bombings in Cambodia to destroy North Vietnamese supply routes.
  • Troop Withdrawal

    Nixon announces 25,000 troops will be coming home from Vietnam, getting replaced by S. Vietnamese troops
  • Nixon/Guam Doctrine

    Nixon/Guam Doctrine
    U.S. will provide arms and aid to Asian allies.
  • Silent Majority Speech

    Nixon says the U.S. will help with getting South Vietnam equiptment and financial aid. Wanted support from the "silent majority" that didn't ever really support him.
  • Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT)

    Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT)
    Limited nuclear arms being used across the world
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Reduced distribution and prooduction of nuclear weapons
  • Southern Strategy

    Nixon uses this to win over white southern people since many of the southern people didn't vote for him.
  • Quadripartite Agreement

    U.S. Soviet Union, United Kingdom and France signed this to establish trade and travel between West Berlin and West Germany, and East Berlin and West Berlin.
  • New Approach to China

    Resolved problems with China because both countries would benefit from being friends, not enemies.
  • First Watergate Burglary

    Nixon tries breaking into Democrat headquarters at Watergate.
  • Second Watergate Burglary

    Republican's try to break into Democrat headquarters once again.
  • Nixon re-elected

  • Vietnam Peace Treaty

    Peace Treaty is signed to end the Vietnam War
  • Nixon Advisors Resign

    Nixon's top advisors resign due to the Watergate scandal occuring.
  • Impeachment Hearings Begin

    Due to the Watergate scandal, impeachment talks for Nixon begin to be televised.
  • Nixon Resigns

  • Ford meets with General Secretary of the U.S.S.R.

    Ford meets with General Secretary of the U.S.S.R.
  • Adding Troops

    Congress rejects Ford's offer to send more troops to help South Vietnam
  • Vietnam War Ends

    Vietnam War Ends
    War ends, U.S. withdrawls their troops
  • NATO Summit

    NATO Summit
    Ford goes to Europe to attend a summit meeting with Spain, Italy and Austria
  • Ford visits West Germany

    Goes here for a mission of peace and progress
  • Camp David Accords

    It's negotiations between the Israeli Prime Minister and Egypt's Prime Minister, producing a framework for peace in the Middle East.
  • SALT II Negotiations

    Strategic Arms Limititation Talk II is limiting each nation's strategic weapons.
  • U.S.S.R. invade Afganistan

    U.S.S.R. invade Afganistan
    Wanted to install Soviet backed leaders.
  • Carter Doctrine

    Carter Doctrine
    Designated all Soviet military interference in the Middle East a threat to the U.S. national security.