Post War America

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight David Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander.
  • Mao Zedong

    He bacame one of the most powerful mans in the world.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    He was the 36th President of the United States.
  • Richard Nixon

    He was the 37th President of the United States.
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine.
  • John F. Kennedy

    He was the 35th President of the USA.
  • Rosenberg Trail

    The Rosenberg Trial is the sum of many stories: a story of betrayal, a love story, a spy story, a story of a family torn apart, and a story of government overreaching.
  • Gary Powers

    Francis Gary Powers was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.
  • Roy Benavidez

    He was very valourous in the Army.
  • Abby Hoffman

    Was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party.
  • ''McCarthyism''

    A vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950–54.
  • HUAC

    The House Committee on Un-American Activities was established as a special investigating committee.
  • War Powers Act

    Was an American emergency law that increased Federal power during World War II.
  • Iron Curtain

    On the east side of the Iron Curtain were the countries that were connected to or influenced by the Soviet Union.
  • Truman Doctrine

    The United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations.
  • Cold War

    The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc.
  • Marshall Plan

    Was an American initiative to aid Europe and Asia, in which the United States gave $13 billion.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War.
  • Containment Policy

    Was a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
  • Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought.
  • Domino Theory

    Was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
  • Vietnam War

    Was the second Indochina War.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba.
  • Great Society

    Was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by President Lyndon B.
  • Anti-War Movement

    Is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nations decision to start or carry on an armed conflict.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    In U.S. history, Congressional resolution passed in 1964 that authorized military action in Southeast Asia.
  • Tet Offensive 1968

    U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Vietnamization

    Was a policy of the Richard Nixon administration during the Vietnam War.