International Crisis

  • Wilson says U.S. is neutral

    Wilson says U.S. is neutral
    Wilson says that the U.S. will not enter into the war.
  • Woodrow declares war

    Woodrow declares war
    Woodrow Wilson goes in front of congress to request a declaration of war against Germany.
  • 14 points

    14 points
    Wilson lists his goals for a war free world, including a League of Nations
  • Blockage

    French and American troops block the German advancement in France.
  • First Victory

    First Victory
    The U.S. troops first victory in World War 1 was North of Paris.
  • Second Battle of Marne

    Second Battle of Marne
    Allied forces defeat Germans who begin retreat east in France.
  • German supplies

    German supplies
    In Eastern France, American troops cut German supply lines 50 miles behind German front.
  • Japan Occupies Colony

    Japan Occupies Colony
    U.S. responds by cutting off oil exports to Japan.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    President Franklin Roosevelt gets congress to pass the Lend-Lease Act, allowing the U.S. to sell or lend war materials
  • U.S. declares war on Japan

    U.S. declares war on Japan
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan, the U.S. declared war on Japan.
  • Relocation

    U.S. government forces thousands of Japanese- Americans to move to isolated areas.
  • Join Forces

    Join Forces
    U.S. troops join forces with the British troops to defeat German field.
  • Commander

    President Eisenhower gets appointed as commander of the U.S. forces in Europe.
  • Meeting of the big three

    Meeting of the big three
    Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin all convene in Teheran, Iran.
  • D-Day

    Over 160,000 Allied troops land along a 50 mile stretch and begin fighting on the beach of Normandy
  • Bombing Campaign

    Bombing Campaign
    German aircraft production centers are the target of a massive bombing campaign by the U.S. Army Air Corps. Then more than 600 U.S. bombers raid Berlin.
  • Phillippines

    U.S. troops land on Leyte, beginning the liberation of the Philippines.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The battle ended with over 76,000 American deaths.
  • Roosevelt Dies

    Roosevelt Dies
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in Warm Springs, Georgia, making Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd President of the U.S.
  • Hiroshima

    U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima killing 75,000 people right away and injuring 100,000 others.
  • War in Pacific ended

    War in Pacific ended
    The U.S, dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 120,000 civilians.
  • Supports French

    Supports French
    The U.S. begins to support the French, by sending money and supplies to the French war efforts in Vietnam.
  • Truman

    Harry Truman gets elected for a second term.
  • U.S. Joins Korean War

    U.S. Joins Korean War
    President Truman sends U.S. Troops to Korea.
  • U.S. is defeated

    U.S. is defeated
    The United States gets defeated at Osan, where they discover they are no match for the North Korean Army.
  • U.S. Goal in Korean War

    U.S. Goal in Korean War
    U.S. announces its goal of a unified and anti-communist Korea.
  • Accidental Attack

    Accidental Attack
    U.S. planes accidentally attack Manchurian airfields.
  • U.S. gains Victory

    U.S. gains Victory
    The United States defeats South Korea in Inchon.
  • General is Fired

    General is Fired
    General MacArthur is seen publicly disagreeing with President Truman and is fired.
  • New President

    New President
    Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected as the President of the U.S. and Richard M. Nixon is elected as his Vice President.
  • Nixon Supports Troops going in

    Nixon Supports Troops going in
    Vice President Nixon confesses in speech to the press that he is committed to putting our troops in the war is need be.
  • Eisenhower is Reelected

    Eisenhower is Reelected
    Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected to a second term as President.
  • First American Deaths

    First American Deaths
    Two American Military advisors are killed by Viet Minh Hoa in South Vietnam.
  • Kennedy Elected

    Kennedy Elected
    John F. Kennedy defeats candidate Nixon becoming the 35th President of the U.S.
  • Extra Aid to South Vietnam

    Extra Aid to South Vietnam
    An agreement was made between John F. Kennedy and Nguyen Dinh Thuan after a meeting, for U.S. instructors to be sent to South Vietnam to train Vietnamese troops.
  • Vice President visits Vietnam

    Vice President visits Vietnam
    Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson visits South Vietnam and offers help to Diem.
  • First U.S. Combat Death

    First U.S. Combat Death
    American Serviceman dies in Vietnam, being the first combat death report. Marking the beginning of the Vietnam war for many.
  • Military Assistance

    Military Assistance
    The MAAG gets replaced by the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
  • La Drang Valley

    La Drang Valley
    The first major battle of the Vietnam war, between the United States Army and the North Vietnamese Army. It ended in both sides claiming victory.
  • U.S. Bombs Cambodia

    U.S. Bombs Cambodia
    At first the President at the time, President Nixon was refusing to attack until the line was crossed when PAVN's were launched in South Vietnam, which led to the U.S. bombing Cambodia.
  • Woodstock Festival

    Woodstock Festival
    A giant music festival held in Bethel, New York. That was meant to be a small festival that you had to pay to get into, but the fence didn't get put up in time, so over half a million people showed up, making the concert free.
  • Desert Storm Begins

    Desert Storm Begins
    A war composed of colition forces from 34 different nations all led by the U.S. and Iraq.
  • Iraq Invades Kuwait

    Iraq Invades Kuwait
    Was a conflict between Ba'athist Iraq and the Emirate of Kuwait. Which caused a seven month long Iraqi occupation to occur in Kuwait.
  • First U.S. Statement

    First U.S. Statement
    The very first statement from the U.S. Government was made on this day about the operation Desert Storm.
  • Operation Desert Shield Begins

    Operation Desert Shield Begins
    This operation begins to prevent possible attacks on Saudi Arabia. The United Nations gives them an ultimatum to withdraw.
  • Air Campaign Begins

    Air Campaign Begins
    Dropped 88,500 tons of bombs and destroyed military and civilian infrastructures.
  • Cease Fire

    Cease Fire
    It was a meeting where Iraq formally acceded to coalition terms.
  • Declare Independence from Yugoslavia

    Declare Independence from Yugoslavia
    Slovenia and Croatia declare independence. Which triggers a Civil War, and Slovenia wins its battle with Milsovec
  • Recognizes Bosnia'a Independence

    Recognizes Bosnia'a Independence
    Bosnia declares independence as its own individual state from Yugoslavia, and the United States help recognize them.
  • Airlifts to Somalia

    Airlifts to Somalia
    George H.W. Bush orders for airlifts to be sent to Somalia with food and supplies.
  • Troops arrive in Somalia

    Troops arrive in Somalia
    President Bush orders for troops to be sent to Somalia on a mission to "save thousands of innocents."
  • American Black Hawk

    American Black Hawk
    An American Black Hawk helicopter is shot down over Mogadishu, killing 3 American soldiers.
  • Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down
    At the Battle of Mogadishu two Black Hawk UH-60 are shot down during a raid Aidid's high level staff at Mogadishu's Olympic Hotel, 18 American soldiers and hundreds of Somalis are killed.
  • U.S. Troops killed in Mogadishu

    U.S. Troops killed in Mogadishu
    Many U.S. troops that were sent to Somalia were killed or wounded on this day. The troops were fighting in the capital city of Mogadishu.
  • Mortar Shell Explosion

    Mortar Shell Explosion
    A mortar shell was planted in a market place in Sarajevo, killing 69 civilians. Which led to a 20-kilometer weapons exclusion zone all around Sarajevo.
  • Sarajevo Attacked

    Sarajevo Attacked
    There were 68 people killed and 200 or more wounded. There was an international call for help.
  • Withdrawal

    U.S. Troops withdrawal from the Battle of Mogadishu after a 15 month mission.
  • Milosevic Talks Peace

    Milosevic Talks Peace
    Yugoslavia's president, Milosevic, refuses to meet the U.S. Envoy.
  • NATO Air Strike

    NATO Air Strike
    NATO bombed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia(FRY) due to a misunderstanding until an agreement was finally met.