Mills Black- Decades of the Cold War- Gremillion 3rd

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    Decades of the Cold War

  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman
    Harry Truman became U.S. President when Franklin D. Roosevelt died during World War II. As President, Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Japan and enter America in the Korean War.
    ~Important Person
  • Red China enters the Korean War!

    Red China enters the Korean War!
    After a struggle in China, Communists took control. As a result, China entered the Korean War when it was clear that U.N. forces could defeat North Korea.
    ~Political/Economical Event
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was an iconic movie star in the 50s. People grew suspicious of her rumored relationships with Joe Dimaggio, John F. Kennedy, Arthur Miller, and Robert Kennedy.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Television is Invented!

    Television is Invented!
    Black and white television sets became popular in cities throughout the world.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    As a result of Korea being split into the north and south, North Korea attacked South Korea. After years of war, Korea is still divided today.
    ~Major Event
  • "The Catcher in the Rye" is Written

    "The Catcher in the Rye" is Written
    Written by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye was a very popular novel based around the confusion, angst, and rebellion of teenagers.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Eisenhower

    General Dwight Eisenhower was a member of the Supreme Court during World War II, but was later inaugurated as president as the United States.
    ~Important Person
  • Queen Eliabeth II Rises to the Throne!

    Queen Eliabeth II Rises to the Throne!
    Queen Elizabeth II of England accended to power when her father George VI died.
    ~Political/Economic Event
  • Comunist Bloc

    Comunist Bloc
    The Soviet Union and their allied countried formed the Communist Bloc, or Eastern Bloc in the Cold War.
    ~Major Event
  • Josef Stalin

    Josef Stalin
    Josef Stalin was a cruel dictator of the Soviet Union who sent people to labor camps during WWII.
    ~Important Person
  • The H-Bomb Test is Succesful!

    The H-Bomb Test is Succesful!
    After a succesful test, the powerful H-Bomb was launched by America. Later, the Soviets altered the bomb to make their own version.
    ~Political/Economic Event
  • Dien Bien Phu Falls

    Dien Bien Phu Falls
    When Dien Bien Phu falls, France loses control of Indo-China.
    ~Major Event
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley went down in history as "The King" due to his extremely popular songs in the 1950s. He is known today as a Rock and Roll phenomenon.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Einstein

    After being widely known as an amazing scientist who developed the Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein died at age 76.
    ~Important Person
  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan
    Peter Pan was first released on Broadway when Mary Martin starred as the mischevious character.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Disneyland is opened in California!

    Disneyland is opened in California!
    The famous Disneyland theme park was opened to the public, thanks to the operator, Walt Disney. Located in Anaheim, California,millions have traveled to Disneyland to enjoy the rides since 1955.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Anti-Communist Revolution in Budapest

    Anti-Communist Revolution in Budapest
    When Anti-Communists protested in Budapest, Hungary, a revolution began. Soviets soon reacted by arresting Hungarians and putting an end to the revolution.
    ~Political/Economic Event
  • Princess Grace

    Princess Grace
    Due to her marriage to prince Ranier of Monaco, actress Grace Kelly changed her name to Princess Grace.
    ~Important Person
  • Trouble in the Suez

    Trouble in the Suez
    When General Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, Israel, Britain, and France invaded Egypt. Invaders soon left Egypt and the country recieved an emergency force.
    ~Major Event
  • Charles de Gaulle

    Charles de Gaulle
    After World War II, Charles de Gaulle returned as the leader of France.
    ~Important Person
  • Hula Hoops Created!

    Hula Hoops Created!
    Hula Hoops were invented as a toy to be spun around people's waist, They quickly gained popularity and were spotted everywhere. Soon enough, the fad ended.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro began as a wealthy lawyer but soon worked to overthrow the dictator of Cuba, Fulgencia Batista. Later, he was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba.
    ~Important Person
  • President Kennedy

    President Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1960.
    ~Important Person
  • Psycho

    Psycho was a thriller movie based around horror and murder directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    President John F. Kennedy planned an attack on Cuba.However, Prime Minister Fidel Castro was prepared for the attack and captured all exiles, making Kennedy's plan a failure.
    ~Major Event
  • Ole Miss Integration!

    Ole Miss Integration!
    Ole Miss became the first integrated college when it admitted its first black student, James Meredith.
    ~Cultural Event
  • J.F.K. Blown Away!

    J.F.K. Blown Away!
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas due to a deathly shot by Lee Harvey Oswald.
    ~Political/Economic Event
  • Richard Nixon back again

    Richard Nixon back again
    After losing the presidential election in 1960 to John F. Kennedy, Nixon came back and was elected president in 1968.
    ~Important Person
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh ruled Communist North Vietnam and fought France and America during the Cold War.
    ~Important Person
  • Woodstock

    A farmer in New York donated his land so a music and art festical could be held. Known as Woodstock, this festival provided rock music to over 600,000 fans.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Punk Rock!

    Punk Rock!
    Punk Rock became very popular as bands such as The Ramones and The Clash showcased their aggressive music in the 70s.
    ~Cultural Event
  • Terror on the Airline

    Terror on the Airline
    Many airline hijackings were reported in the news.
    ~Major Event
  • Begin

    Menachem Begin was the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.
    ~Important Person
  • Ayatollah's in Iran

    Ayatollah's in Iran
    Ayatollah Khomeini took over Iran when the Shah was overthrown. 444 days later, hostages in Tehran were released.
    ~Political/Economic Event
  • Russians in Afghanistan

    Russians in Afghanistan
    Soviets entered war in Afghanistan to protect Communists. After years in war, Soviets were forced to withdraw fro Afghanistan.
    ~Major Event
  • President Reagan

    President Reagan
    Former movie actor, Ronald Reagan, was inaugurated as president of the United States.
    ~Important Person
  • Foreign Debts Rising in America

    Foreign Debts Rising in America
    In this time, America owed millions to foreign countries. Debts caused inflation on taxpayers around the nation.
    ~Political/Economic Event
  • Rock and Roller Cola Wars Heat Up!

    Rock and Roller Cola Wars Heat Up!
    Coca Cola and Pepsi, soft drink rivals, have been battling in the market for years. The two companies used famous Rock and Roll icons to promote their soda and appeal to buyers.
    ~Cultural Event
  • China is Under Matrial Law!

    China is Under Matrial Law!
    In Tiananman Square in Beijing, China, protesters marched. As a result, citizens were killed and China was under martial law.
    ~Political/Economic Event
  • Berlin Wall Comes Tumbling Down

    Berlin Wall Comes Tumbling Down
    On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall was torn down and East and West Berlin were finally unified after 30 years of seperation!
    ~Major Event