McCarthyism timeline

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    The Holocaust

    A genocide of approximately 6 million Jewish persons in Germany, sponsered by Nazy Germany and led by Führer Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise militant strike by the Imperial Japanese Army on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This attack gave the United States incentive to enter World War II.
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    Manhattan Project

    A research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. The project was created out of fear that Germany had already taken initiative to start building nuclear weapons.
  • Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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    Cold War

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    The ideology of America during this time, led by Joseph McCarthy. This era is characterized by heightened fear of communism, and fear campaigns spreading paranoia throughout the country.
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    Vietnam War

    Ho Chi Minh, leader of communist revolution, declared independence from the colonization of France. The U.S. got involved in their race to contain communism and prevent the "domino effect" that communism has.
  • 9/11 Terrorist Attack

    On this day, a US flight from Boston was hijacked and was flown into the Twin Towers building in New York City, killing thousands of people. Tihis event caused for the "war on terror" to persue, and gave justification for America invading middle-eastern countries.