Period 8 Timeline

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  • Douglas MaCarthur

    Douglas MaCarthur
    Douglas Arthur MaCarthur is one of the highest ranking members of America's Armed Forces in history. He went to the West Texas Military Academy, where he graduated with top honors. From there, he would win the Medal of Honor for his excellent leadership ability, making him and his father the first father and son to win the award. He worked extensivley in the Pacific in WW2, and is recognized with many awards. Here, we see him in a photograph taken prior to WW2, in his Army Uniform.
  • The Bolsheviks

    The Bolsheviks
    The Bolshevik, or "majority" political party in Russia was the predecessor of the Communist Party that would soon define the nation. The party's first major leader was Vladimir Lenin, who was responible for many of the party's major thoughts and ideas. The Bolshevik revolution began on Jnuary 9th, 1905 when protestors gathered in St. Petersburg to protest. They were massacred by Russian Army forces, and so began the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio in 1921. He became the 32nd U.S. president in 1933, and was the only president to be elected four times. Roosevelt led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, and greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal. Roosevelt died in Georgia in 1945.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    This is a photo of Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, April 20, 1889. Hitler Began his political career as head of the National German Workers Party, eventually becoming Chancellor of Germany in 1934.He killed himself on April 29, 1945, after realizing Germany would soon fall to the Allies. This primary source is important because it shows Hitler in 1944 inspecting the damage that ravaged Germany from Allie bombing.
  • House Un-American Committee

    House Un-American Committee
    The House Un-American Activities Committee was a committee that investigated people, public employees, private businesses, anyone that was suspected of having Nazi/Communist ties. It tried to keep the public safe by taking care of the people that were trying to destroy the United States from the inside. In 1975 The House abolished the House Un-American Committee, their functions were given to the House Judiciary Committee. The primary source I think is very interesting. It shows two people liste
  • Munich Agreement

    VideoOn 29th September, 1938, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier and Benito Mussolini signed the Munich Agreement which transferred the Sudetenland to Germany During the Munich agreement Great Britain and france acceded to Hitler's demands to cede the sudetenland to Germany, and to also take over the rest of Czechoslovakia The link below shows a video on it.
  • NNazi-Soviet Pact

     NNazi-Soviet Pact
    The pact signed in 1939 by Germany and the Soviet Union that enabled a one- front war when Germany started World War II.
    The picture relates to this event because its a very unexpected event. Red riding hood is a perfect example. She goes out, to grab her supplies, she comes back, and shock to find out her grandmother is missing. Its something, no one would expect.
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    Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)

    A doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of high-yield weapon. The doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) assumes that each side has enough nuclear weaponry to destroy the other side; and that either side, if attacked for any reason by the other, would retaliate without fail with equal or greater force. The expected result is an immediate irreversible escalation of hostilities resulting in both combatants' mutual, total and assured destruction.
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill -On Chamberlain's resignation in May, 1940, Churchill was appointed Prime Minister and formed an all-party government. The picture below is a picture of winston Churchill. Winston Churchill gave the Iron speech
  • Lend- Lease Act

    Lend- Lease Act
    This is a picture of the legal hearings that took place about the lend lease act. The Secretary of War is speaking in favor of continuing to loan or lease war equipment to countries that were friends of the United States. So basically Roosevelt promised to keep america out of war. This plan was to send out other supplies need by any country whose security was vital to the defense of the united state. This picture right here shows the Roosevelt and a bunch of men passing the Lens Lease act
  • Hideki Tojo

    Hideki Tojo
    Hideki Tojo was an IJA (Imperial Japanese Army) General. He then became the Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II. He is mainly responsible for the United States entering World War II, being that he was directly responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor. This primary source is important because it shows, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Hideki Tojo all standing together on a poster encouraging workers not to be absent for their jobs. For when they were they were helping the ene
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The conference took place from August 9-12, 1941, and resulted in the Atlantic Charter. It was signed on August 14, 1941 in Placentia bay, Newfoundland. The document cleared the way for the later formation of the Allied Powers to fight the Germans and their Japanese and Italian allies when the United States entered World War II at the end of the year.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The day Pearl Harbor was attacked was the day FDR proclaimed would “live in infamy”. THey attacked the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It was a surprise attack. The first wave of 51 dive bombers, 40 torpedo bombers, and 43 escorting fighters took off without incident. Just before 8:00 A.M. local time, when flight leader Mitsuo Fuchida saw the U.S. ships completely open to attack, he signaled the code words for success: "tora, tora, tora" ("tiger, tiger, tiger"). The first attack went on f
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    The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. It was being developed to be used in war against enemy countries like Japan. But soon after the use of the bomb on Japan we declared that we would never use it again without probable cause.
  • Potsdam

    Transport list records name, date of birth, city of birth, profession, marital status, age, ability to work, address, registration card, and personal registration number. These people were transported from Potsdam, germany to concentration camps created by the german Geheime staatspolizei during ww2. Picture
  • Japanese American internment

    Japanese American internment
    Japanese American internment was the relocation and internet by the US government in 1942- It was an order that president Roosevelt had signed that ordered 120,000+ Japanese citizens living in America sent to these internment camps. The camps were guarded but they had a lot of freedom inside of the camps. The picture shows families lined up to be deported to their camps.
  • Korematsu v. United States

    Korematsu v. United States
    Executive Order 9066 was when Americans were taking Japanese immigrants and putting them in concentration camps because they thought they were being spies. They didn’t torture them or anything but they just kept them there till the end of the war. They oversaw the removal and detention of 122,00 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry. The Korematsu v. US was a man with the last name of Korematsu fought against the US because he didn’t think it was right for him to go there because he is a
  • Truman Doctrine

    PICTUREThe Truman Doctrine as a name that was give by the US president which so happens to be Harry Truman this doctrine was simply a warning to the USSR. The cartoon picture shows Sam in a chicken yard, aiming a gun at three vultures on a branch. He’s basically say, keep the vultures off of the area
  • Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (GI B)

    PICTUREAfter world war 2, the department realize that many men and women, who were serving in the armed service, were going to be unemployed. To reduce postwar depression, the national resources planning board, studied postwar manpower needs as early as 1942 to 1943; recommending a series of programs for education and training. It became a law on June 22, 1944 just days after the D-day invasion. This is a picture of the act itself
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    Yalta Conference

    pictureThe US was represented by FDR, Harry Hopkins, and Edward Reilly Stettinius, jr. and the US secretary of the state. The British were represented by prime minister Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden, the british foreign secretary. As host country, the Soviet Union was represented by Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader, and Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, the Soviet commissar of foreign affairs.
  • The United Nations

    The United Nations
    The United Nations is the largest international organization. In 2011 The United Nations has 193 member states or countries. Because the League of Nations failed to prevent a second World War the United Nations was formed to try and prevent a third World War, and so far they have succeeded. The promote and facilitate international law, civil rights, political freedoms etc.Primary Source is important because it shows the United Nations going into World War II united and strong.
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    The Iron Curtain

    The Iron Curtain was to symbolize the divide between all of Europe. The Iron Curtain was developed throughout the cold war and was really shown by "The Berlin Wall" which was the first real checkpoint and official marker for the Iron Curtain.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States of America from 1945-1953. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was running for President, Harry S. Truman was his running mate. When FDR passed away on April 12, 1945, Truman succeeded to the Presidency. Under Truman The United States would go on to successfully conclude World War II. Truman would then go on to preside over the beginning of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. This primary source is important because it
  • Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini was Italy's fascist dictator during World War 2. He was born in the town of Forli in 1883, and he lived through much of his youth as a devout socialist, like his father. But Mussolini's political views son changed; when Italy entered World War 1, Mussolini saw an opportunity for his country to become a world power. He broke ties with his socialist colleagues and became a Fascist after the war. Here, we can see Mussolini and Hitler in Munich together, circa 1940.
  • Los Alamos and Atomic Bomb

    pictureIn 1941 FDR established the manhattan project to develop such a weapon. The first test of the bomb was in the desert outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. This is where they did the research and tested the bomb.
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    The US found out that Germany was experimenting with the purification process of uranium to make an atomic bomb. So Roosevelt started production so that we didn't fall behind
  • Hiroshima/ Nagasaki

    pictureOn August 6, 1945 a B-29 aircraft dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Truman ordered the bombing first of Hiroshima and second in Nagasaki. It is estimated that 15,000 were killed and wounded in Hiroshima. In Nagasaki 75,000 were killed.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    LINKOn March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech to a crowd of more than 40,000 people. The speech was named by Churchill, “The Sinews of Peace,” and changed the way the democratic West viewed the Communist East. The picture below shows Winston churchill and President Truman speaking at the Iron curtain speech.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The cold was more of a military conflict based on tensions leaving WWII. The tensions were between the Soviet Union and the US, along with Western European Countries. There was no actual combat. It was issue that involved the shape of the new world and what new political alliances would be formed.
  • Taft-Hartley Act

    LINKTaft Hartley act also has a different name which is the (Labor-Management Relations Act).Harry S. Truman on 23rd of June passed over the veto. When this Act was passed by congress Truman denounced it as a slave labor bill. The act also declared the closed shop that are illegal and permitter the union ship only after of majority of the employees. This law also forbade jurisdictional strikes and secondary boycotts.
  • Joseph McCarthy

    Joseph McCarthy
    Joseph McCarthy was a Republican Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until 1957. In essence he is the reason that Americans became afraid of Communists during the Cold War. He said that there were multiple examples of Communists and spies that had infiltrated the Federal Government. McCarthyism is now a term for reckless, unsubstantiated accusation, as well as public attacks on a person or group of people. This primary source is important because it is a telegram from McCarthy in Reno
  • Containment Policy

    Goals of the Containment Policy
    restoration of the balance of power
    reduction of Soviet ability to project power outside
    modification of the Soviet concept of international relations
  • The Loyalty Board

    The Loyalty Board
    The order established the first general loyalty program in the United States, designed to root out communist influence in the U.S. federal government. Truman aimed to rally public opinion behind his Cold War policies with investigations conducted under its authority. He also hoped to quiet right-wing critics who accused Democrats of being soft on communism. Additionally, he advised the Loyalty Review Board to limit the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to avoid a witch hunt.
  • Marshall Plan

    LINKMarshall came with a a good idea for America. He urged Americans to help the people of Europe. He then spent his time persuading congress to give 13 billion dollars in aid to european countries; even germany. The nations used their money to repair themselves; factories, farms, schools, towns, ETC ETC. The picture translates Marshal bring Europe back to life.
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift

    Berlin Blockade and Airlift
    It was a huge transfer of supplies that were flown into Berlin, by the British and the US so that citizens of East Berlin were getting the supplies that they needed to live Like Germany; the city of Berlin was separated into West Germany and East Germany. The West tried to deliver supplies to the East but was not allowed unless they started war so they decided to drop supplies over the walls using airplanes.
  • Alger Hiss

    Alger Hiss
    Alger Hiss served on FDR’s administration. He was accused of being a part of a communist group operating in America. He was convicted in 1948 and served 3 years in prison. His sentence was originally 5 years impronment, but he got out in 3. The entire time, Hiss insisted he was innocent. Attached is Hiss's official response to the accusations of espionage levied against him by Whittaker Chambers.
  • Fair Deal

    Fair Deal
    The name given to President Harry Truman's domestic policies. They are just an expression of FDR new deal. Truman's efforts to extend the liberal principles of the New Deal included larger outlays for social welfare programs and an increased emphasis on obtaining full civil rights for African Americans. His Fair Deal recommended that all Americans have health insurance, that the minimum wage be increased, and that, by law, all Americans be guaranteed equal rights.
  • McCarran Internal Security Act

    This right here is the exacted Act that was passed in 1950.This said that U.S was protected by certain un American and subversive activities by requiring organizations. Enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the United States . This act may be seen as the internal security act of the 1950
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was a conflict between the communist and the noncommunist or Korea. On 1950 the forces or North Korea had invaded South Korea. The United Nations saw it as an act of aggression so President Truman had sent in American troops to aid South Korea.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas on October 4th, 1890. He was America's 34th President, as well as one of our most accomplished Army generals. Eisenhower served in WW2 as commander in Chief of Allied Forces, and he led America in Operation Torch, the allied invasion of North Africa. Here we see Eisenhower in a presidential photograph whihc is undated.
  • Nikita Khruschev

    Nikita Khruschev
    Nikita Khrushchev was the Soviet Union leader during the Cold War. From 1953-1964 he was the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. During the power struggle that ensued after the death of Stalin in 1953, Nikita rose to power. He aimed at making ordinary citizens lives better but these plans were often ineffective. He then relied on missiles for the national defense of his country. The primary source is important because it shows the abandoned base of Khrushchev four days af
  • The Rosenbergs

    The Rosenbergs
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg captured the nation's attention in 1953 when they were tried for treason against the United Sattes. They had assissted the Soviet Union in obtaining America's nuclear secrets, which kickstarted the USSR's own nuclear program. They became the first Americans to be executed for treason on June 19th, 1953. This picture is of a poster sympathizing with the Rosenbergs. It became less about whether or not the duo was guilty, but whether or not they deserved the death penalty
  • Army-McCarthy Hearings

    Senator McCarthy was trying to use his position to claim that the army was full of communist spies. He tried to blackmail the army and said he was going to “wreck the army”, but the army fought back. The army was represented by an attorney names Welsh brought him on stand and proved that he had falsified information, doctored photographs, and lied under oath about the US army having communist spies. This had wrecked his popularity and career.
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    The domino theory was thought about by the US. They thought that if one communist country could influence another country into becoming communist then the rest of the surrounding ones would just fall in line. Basically speaking about Domino's so therefore they called it "The Domino Theory".
  • NATO

    NATO was based on the North Atlantic Treaty signed April 4, 1949. NATO is composed of 28 member states across Europe and North America. 15 other countries are involved in dialogue programs associated NATO. NATO is essentially a organization that is sworn to protect the member countries from political and military means. The primary source is important because it is a letter from President Kennedy to Chancellor Adenauer trying to inform the Chancellor of the German Defense Budget.
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    Warsaw Pact

    PICTUREVIDEOThe warsaw pact is a name that is mostly given to the the treaties between albania Bulgaria. Czechoslovakiaast germany etc. The act was signed by poland in 1955. This act was officially called “The Treaty of Friendship” This wasn’t a friendly agreement with your find but it delt with the military treaty, which bound the treaty that singed the document to come to aid of the other.
    Normally this pact was a response to a similar treaty made by the western Allies. This pact quickly became became a p
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite.The satellite was launched by the Soviet Union and was had stayed in orbit for a few months before returning to Earth. This had surprised America and had begun the space age and the start of the space race.
  • NASA

    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was established by President Eisenhower in 1958 to try and make this agency different from most of the others during that time, by making it more civilian oriented rather than military. It showed that orientation could help encourage peaceful aplications in the space program. This primary source is important because it is just one page of hundreds of data that NASA had recorded within its ten year history from 1958-1968. It showed that this co
  • Military-Industrial Complex

    Military-Industrial Complex
    a concept commonly used to refer to policy and monetary relationships between legislators, national armed forces, and the military industrial base that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for military spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and oversight of the industry. It is a type of iron triangle.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was made to stop the flow of East Germans into West Berlin. It was created at the heights of the Cold War tension. From August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989, it is estimated that about two hundred people were killed attempting to cross over or under the wall. Another two hundred injured. About five thousand successfully escaped.