Megan Lastominsky and Gina Demeo Chapter 26 Cold War Timeline

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    Cold War

  • The Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference
    This was a wartime conference with the heads of the contries in the United Nations.They went to discuss what they would do with the contries after the war. Yalta became a conference of intense contreversy.
    Gina DeMeo
  • Establishment of the United Nations in San Fransisco

    Establishment of the United Nations in San Fransisco
    This was a confrence for international orginization. Representatives from 50 countries met in San Fransisco. They met to draw up a United Nations Charter, which was signed June 26, 1945.
    Gina DeMeo
  • The Potsdam Conference

    The Potsdam Conference
    Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, occupied Germany, from July 16 to August 2, 1945. Participants were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The three nations were represented by Communist Party General Secretary Joseph Stalin, Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and later, Clement Attlee,[ and President Harry S. Truman.
  • Army McCarthy Hearings

    Army McCarthy Hearings
    The hearings were held for the purpose of investigating conflicting accusations between the United States Army and Senator Joseph McCarthy. The Army accused chief committee counsel Roy Cohn of pressuring the Army to give preferential treatment to G. David Schine, a former McCarthy aide and a friend of Cohn's. McCarthy counter-charged that this accusation was made in bad faith and in retaliation for his recent aggressive investigations of suspected Communists and security risks in the Army.
  • Launch of Sputnik

    Launch of Sputnik
    First artificial satellite to be put into Earth's orbit. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957. The unanticipated announcement of Sputnik 1's success precipitated the Sputnik crisis in the United States and ignited the Space Race, a part of the larger Cold War.
  • U2-Incident

    It was when a United States spy plane was shot down over Russia. The pilot of the plane was captured. His name was Gary Powers and he was used to embarass the United States.
    Gina DeMeo