Kaitlyn's TimeLine

  • House Un-American Activities Committee formed.

    House Un-American Activities Committee formed.
    HUAC focused on labor unions and New Deal agencies, pioneering many of the techniques later used by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.
  • Era of McCarthyism begins

    Era of McCarthyism begins
    Period of political persecution during the 1950s, led by US senator Joe McCarthy, during which many public officials and private citizens were accused of being communists or communist sympathizers.
  • United Nations formation

    United Nations formation
    Representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
  • Yalta Conference.

    Yalta Conference.
    All three leaders were trying to establish an agenda for governing post-war Germany.. Ended Febuary 11,
  • Potsdam Conference.

    Potsdam Conference.
    A meeting of the principal Allies in World War II to clarify and implement agreements previously reached at the Yalta Conference. Ended Aug. 2, 1945. Read more: Potsdam Conference — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0839912.html#ixzz1Jyg07fHa
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Harry S. Truman gave a speech to Congress asking to give military and economic aid to Greece in its fight against communism. The congress said yes.
  • Marshall Plan.

    Marshall Plan.
    Marshall(Secretary of State)offered American financial aid for a programme of European economic recovery. Ended December 31,1951.
  • Berlin Airlift.

    Berlin Airlift.
    The western powers organized and airlifted a total of 2,326,406 tons of food, coal, passengers, and other items into Germany in a total of 278,228 flights. Ended May 12, 1949
  • NATO Formation

    NATO Formation
    Provided for mutual assistance should any one member of the alliance be attacked
  • North Korean Invasion of South Korea.

    North Korean Invasion of South Korea.
    North Korea has invaded South Korea at several points along the two countries' joint border.
  • Rosenberg Execution.

    Rosenberg Execution.
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg's were found guilty of relaying U.S. military secrets to the Soviets, the Rosenbergs were the first U.S. civilians to be sentenced to death for espionage.
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War.

    Armistice Signed Ending Korean War.
    Whether or not Eisenhower's threats of nuclear attacks helped, by July 1953 all sides involved in the conflict were ready to sign an agreement ending the bloodshed. The armistice,
  • Warsaw Pact Formation

    Warsaw Pact Formation
    Allowed for the Red Army to be based in member states. It also provided for a unified military command and a system of mutual assistance.
  • Sputnik 1 Launched.

    Sputnik 1 Launched.
    The USSR launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1.
  • First Man in Space.

    First Man in Space.
    Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin from the Soviet Union was the first man in space.
  • First American in Space.

    First American in Space.
    Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. 15-minute sub-orbital flight made him the first American in space.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall.

    Creation of the Berlin Wall.
    The physical division between West Berlin and East Germany. However, it was also the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.
  • First Man on the Moon.

    First Man on the Moon.
    Neil Armstrong from the United States was the first person ever to walk on the moon.