Lusitania was a British ocean liner that a German submarine sank
Declaration of War
President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany
Espionage Act of 1917
Act to punish anyone thought of being a spy. Tried to reduce traitors in the US.
Covered a broader range of offenses, speech and the expression of opinion that may make the government look bad.
Wilson's 14 points
The points dealt with issues of broad international concern.
Chancellor of Germany. He was also a German Politician; leader of the Nazi Party
Invasion of Poland
Germany Invades Poland
Battle of Britain
One of the most important battles of WW2. Decisive British Victory.
Soviet Union was invaded by The Nazis. Soviet Union won the battle.
Battle of Moscow
Nazis were forced back by the Russians. It was a Decisive Soviet Victory.
Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Was a surprise attack on the US by the Japanese.
Battle of Stalingrad
One of the important battles of WW2. It was another Soviet Victory
The Battle of the Buldge
Allied Victory, German operational failure. It aimed to split the allied forces into two.
Battle of Okinawa
Allied Victory and one of the most bloodiest battles of WW2
Bombing of Hiroshima
The US dropped a nuclear weapon on this city in Japan.
Bombing of Nagasaki
US dropped a nuclear weapon on this city in Japan during the final stages of WW2
Surrender of Japan
Emperor Hirohito announces his surrender of Japan
Causes of war
Split after WWII at the 38th parallel- Soviet Union controls the north of this line and the South controls the south of the line.
He orders the first Ground Troops into battle
First United States troop Killed. He was from West Virginia
36,574 killed and 103,284 wounded after the war.
No peace treaty was ever signed between the koreas , just a truce
End of the War
Armistice Agreement, The Republic of Korea refuses to sign. Terms of the Armistice include creation of the demilitarized zone. Each side is so many yards from the center point. Also patrolled by both sides at all times.
USSR begins airlifting to Communist Pathet Lao forces Laos.
Ngo Dinh Diem
U.S. supported this leader of South Vietnam. Deposed and executed by ARVN coup.
John F Kennedy
35th U.S. President. He sent "military advisors" to Vietnam under auspices of MACV.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Kennedy's Vice President. Became president shortly after JFK's assassination.
The Battle of Khe Sanh
77 day long battle between north and south Vietnamese with the help of the U.S. The South and U.S. won the battle.
Strategic success for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Victory for the U.S. it was the beginning of the end for the support of the war.
Mai Lai Massacre
Mass killing of unarmed civilians in South Vietnam
End U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War through training the South Vietnamese to operate U.S. equipment.
It was a 10 day fight. Also known as Hill 937.
The shooting of 4 unarmed college students by the National Guard at a protest against the Vietnam War
26th Amendment is passed
Changes the voting age from 21 to 18.
North Vietnamese release Prisoners of War
Last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam
The last soldiers in Vietnam get to come home
Richard Nixon resigns from the office as president
He reunified Yugoslavia. He was a communist leader. Kept ties with both Soviet Union and the United States. After his death yugoslavia struggles.
Used nationalism and religious hatred to gain power. Created more tensions between Serbs and Muslims in Kosovo.
Operation Desert Shield
Prevents possible attack on Saudi Arabia. Iraq has 30,000 troops in Kuwait. Hussein declares holy war.
Hussein Delivers Speech
Hussein makes accusation against Kuwait. After this Hussein then invades Kuwait. Hosni Mubarak president of Egypt wanted to prevent U.S. intervention.
Hussein invades Kuwait
Hussein thought the other Arab states would sit back, but that didn't happen and 14/21 condemned his actions.
Operation Desert Storm
Hussein defies U.S. orders. No permanent treaty by Iran and Iraq. 42 days of attack.
Recognize Kuwait and get rid of all weapons of mass destruction.
Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. This event begins a civil war.
Recognized Bosnia Independence
Milosevic responds by attacking Sarajevo. Bosnian Muslims out gunned.
UN Resolution 751
Authorizes humanitarian relief efforts. United States will airlift supplies in to pass congested areas and looters.
Operation Provide Relief
Wanted to avoid using the military in these humanitarian efforts.
Camps are Established
Humanitarian groups establish camps for refugees so they don't starve to death. The supply donation often didn't reach their intended locations.
After Persain Gulf Success
The United States population sees fly covered starving kids on the television and want some humanitarian action.
Operation Restore Hope
U.S. Marine and Navy seals arrive in Mogadishu to help secure the area.
UN starts to move
UN starts to move country side to assist. U.S. wants to turn mission over in April as things are going well. No more military humanitarian relief. Operation Restore Hope was a success.
Somalia is experiencing famine and a civil war. Somalis are being starved to death.
68 killed 200 more are wounded. International call for help.
Promises to end the "ethnic cleansing". 6 Muslim Safe Havens are established.
Hussein remains in power
Bush gives Hussein an ultimatum of step down or be removed.