cold war timeline

  • Truman was president from 1945 to 1953

    he used the atomic bomb against japan
  • John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the U.S.

    He confronted mounting cold war tensions in China
  • Dwight Eisenhower

    managed cold war era tensions with the Soviet Union by a threat of nuclear weapons
  • Josef Stalin dies

    He ruled by terror
  • Nikita Khrushchev comes to power

    he pursued the policy of peaceful coexistence with the west
  • Leonid Brezhnev becomes president

    he came into contact with many foreign dignitaries and visitors and traveled the world as a representative of the Soviet Union
  • Lyndon B. Johnson president oh the U.S.

    He introduced programs like medicare that made a lasting impact on health
  • Gerald Ford

    He had a weak economy
  • Richard Nixon president of the U.S.

    he stepped down as president 1974. he had an unsuccessful presidency
  • Jimmy Carter 39th president of the U.S.

    he reopened U.S. relations with China
  • Ho Chi Minh Vietnamese leader

    at the end of world war 2 Minh forces seized the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi
  • Ronald Reagan

    he cut taxes
  • Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Union

    by him becoming president it led to the fall of the Soviet Union
  • George H.W. Bush

    launched successful military operations against Panama and Iraq
  • Yeltsin quit the communist party

    His victory in the first direct was seen as a mandate for economic reform