We Didn't Start The Fire

  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman
    Harry Truman became the 33rd president of the united states on April 12, 1945 and was one of the most important. He ended World War 2 by bombing japan which also destroyed two major cities in japan.
  • Joe McCarthy

    Joe McCarthy
    Joe McCarthy was an american politician who falsely claimed that numerous of communists and Soviet spies were infiltrating the united states federal government without any proof.
  • Roy Campanella

    Roy Campanella
    Roy was a professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He started playing in 1948 and hit 11 home runs in his first 24 games which put him on the charts.
  • Red China

    Red China
    Red China was communist controlled china, and it was about territories held by china during the Chinese Civil War.
  • Birth Control

    Birth Control
    Birth Control was used for family planing during the cold war for the Russians. Birth Control was invented in the 1950s.
  • Queen Elizabeth ll

    Queen Elizabeth ll
    Queen Elizabeth took the throne when she was when she was 27 years old on February 6, 1952. Sense she was a part of a monarch she did not play a role in the cold war politically but she did play a role in ending the cold war when she warmed diplomatic between the UK and the Soviet Union.
  • Panmunjom

    Panmunjom is located in south Korea and was a building where North and South Korea would have discussions. It's one of the last vestiges from the cold war.
  • Rosenberg's

    The Rosenberg's were the first U.S American citizens to ever be executed for spying during peacetime. They were executed by electrocution.
  • Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu
    Dien Bien Phu lasted for 57 days and the battle was located in Vietnam. After a 4 month battle lead by Ho Chi Minh it resulted in the french pulling out of the region after Dien Bien Phu fell. The battle ended on May 7, 1954.
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland was founded by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney. It was first built on July 17, 1955 in California Anaheim during the cold war.
  • Space Monkey

    Space Monkey
    The space race was one of the biggest events during the cold war. It started on August 2, 1955. To insure people would be safe while they were traveling to space people came up with the idea to use monkeys and chimps to send off for testing.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    Suez Crisis was a war that started in October 29, 1956. It was a Israeli war and it was about the invasion of Egypt by Israel followed up by the United Kingdom and France.
  • Little Rock

    Little Rock
    Little Rock nine was a group of African Americans who enrolled into a high school called little rock which prevented the students from entering the rascally segregated school because of the color of there skin.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Sputnik 1 was the very first satellite to ever be launched into space. The first country to launch the satellite was Russia/Soviet Union. It was launched on October 4, 1957 at 7:28 PM. It took 98 minutes to orbit the earth and put it on track.
  • California baseball

    California baseball
    On April 18, 1958, major league baseball was changed forever. It was the day when the Los Angeles Dodgers made their debut in the new home city where they have been playing since 1884.
  • U-2

    The U-2 was a spy plane that was invented by the U.S government. During the cold war the U.S sent in the U-2 spy plane to do photographic aerial reconnaissance deep inside Soviet territory. The spy plane was shot down by the soviet's and this spiked more conflict against this two superpowers. This event occurred in March 1, 1960.
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    The Bay of Pigs invasion was a failed landing operation in Cuba on April 17, 1961. The operation fail because It was supposed to rid the hemisphere of a potential Soviet base, but it pushed Fidel Castro into the waiting arms of the Soviet Union.
  • Alabama during the cold war

    Alabama during the cold war
    During the cold war there were other events happening in different states in America. In Alabama Woman were looking for equal rights and independence.
  • Ole Miss

    Ole Miss
    On September 30, 1962, southern segregationists rioted because federal forces on the campus of the University of Mississippi prevented a African American to attend the school.
  • Hula Hoops

    Hula Hoops
    The Hula hoop was a toy invented in March 5, 1963. In it's first 4 months of production they sold 25 million Hula Hoops, back then the price for a Hula hoop was $1.98. It became so popular because kids were using them as exercise equipment and it was also fun to use so the demand for Hula hoops increased.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X was a famous African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist during the civil rights movement. He was also a important figure in the civil rights movement. He was known for being a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock was a musical festival that went on for three days, it started in August 15, 1969. Woodstock was a good opportunity to send a message and listen to music and spread unity and peace. This event went on for 3 days long.
  • Ayatollah's in Iran

    Ayatollah's in Iran
    Ayatollah is an honorific title for high-ranking Twelver Shia clergy in Iran and Iraq.
  • Crack

    Crack was a popular addictive drug that was used in the 1980s and the 1990s.
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride
    Sally Ride was the very first american woman to go to space. She join NASA in 1978 and became an astronaut in 1983. She went into space on June 18, 1983.
  • China's under martial law

    China's under martial law
    In 1989 China ordered a martial law on the citizens of Beijing, China. When there was a crisis going on in china the Chinese government sent in the military to take control of the situation and put everything back on track.