investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties
United nations formation
As World War II drew to a close, the victorious Allies sought a global organization that would protect peace, provide a forum for international discussion and promote freedom around the world. That led to the formation of the United Nations.
was the last wartime meeting between Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.
Ended on Feb. 11, 1945
ended August 2, 1945
The Potsdam Conference is considered to be the last of World War Two's conferences.
At Potsdam, America was represented by Harry Truman, the Soviet Union still by Stalin and Britain, first by Winston Churchill and then by Clement Atlee, who defeated Churchill in the post-war British election in 1945
President Harry Truman asked Congress to appropriate aid to Greece and Turkey so that these governments could continue to combat the threat of Communist aggression within their borders.
European Recovery Program (ERP). Marshall offered American financial aid for a programme of European economic recovery.
May 12 1949.
Soviet Union blocked Berlin off and we flew airplanes into Berlin to give them suplies
the prospect of further Communist expansion prompted the United States and 11 other Western nations to form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
North Korean Invasion of South Korea
North Korea Invades South Korea
On June 19, 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are the first two U.S. citizens to be executed for committing espionage. They were caught conspiring to transmit atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.
Armistice Signed Ending Korean War
North and South Korea agree to end the War.
Warsaw Pact formation
Soviet Union institutionalized its East European alliance system when it gathered together representatives from Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania in Warsaw to sign the multilateral Treaty on Friendship,
Sputnik 1 Launched
worlds first Artificial Satalite
First Man in Space
Russian Yuri Gagarin
First American in Space
Alan B. Shepard was the first American to go in space
Creation of the Berlin Wall
East German government erected the Berlin Wall in order to keep its citizens from fleeing to the West
First Human on the moon
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon.