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    Red Scare

    A period of massive fear in the American government and people about the rise of communism.
  • HUAC

    The House of Un-American Activities Committee was established to deal with communism.
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    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was very similar to the Korean war. Here again, the US got involved because of containment.
  • The Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, andStalin, respectively, to discuss Europe's rebuilding.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    A second wave of the Leage of Nations where world leaders come together and discuss issues.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The US, USSR, and UK got together to discuss rebuilding in Europe.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The idea that the US government would support free peoples resisting communism.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The idea that by monetary support, the US could encourage unstable countries to develope democratic systems of government instead of communist.
  • CIA Created

    CIA Created
    The Central Intelegence Agency was created.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The US and allies lifted supplies over the Berlin Wall to those trapped inside.
  • NATO

    The North American Treaty Orginization was developed.
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    Korean War

    After WWII, Korea was divided into two countries: North Korea and South Korea. Eventually communist North Korea attempted to take South Korea and make them communist. In an attempt to contain communism, the United States got involved.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    In responce to the NATO, the USSR devised its own agreement with surrounding allies.
  • Sputnik

    Soviet Russia launched the first unmanned satelite into orbit around the earth.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    American forces hoped to attack Cuba through the Bay of Pigs but the attack ultimately failed.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    A wall built by the USSR that divided Germany in half; democratic vs communist.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Through a series of increasing tensions, America and the USSR came within minutes of a third world war that would have destroyed mankind with nuclear weapons.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    On a revered holiday in Vietnam, the Vietkong launched an offensive attack on the North and American Forces.
  • Man on Moon

    Man on Moon
    NASA put the first man on the moon in the name of America.
  • Kent State Massacre

    Kent State Massacre
    Students protesting against the war at the college were shot when things turned sour.