Post War America

  • Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong
    Mao Zedong was Chinese Communist Revolutionary. Zedong was a founder of Communism and supporter of Communism. His signifigance is important, because he represents the Domino Theory in how Communism was spreading.
  • House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

    House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
    HUAC was established May 26, 1938. It was created to investigate people who are believed to be disloyal to their country or practice Communism. This was created becaus the belief of The Domino Theory.
  • Containment Policy

    Containment Policy
    The Containment Policy was prevent the spread of communism. During The Cold War Americans really hated communism and wanted to do their best to stop it from spreading. President Lyndon Johnson cited containment as a justification for his policies in Vietnam.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman Doctrine was to provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was a plan to aid Europe and Asia, in which the United States gave $13 billion to support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II beginning in April of 1948.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Purpose of the Berlin Airlift was to send nesseccary resources to west Germany since the blockade prevented trucks from delivering the nesseccary supplies
  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism was the practice of making accusations without proper regard for evidence. It also means "the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism. The Term came from the Red Scare when American Citizens were put on trial due to suspicious acts of Communism.
  • Rosenberg Trial

    Rosenberg Trial
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed for conspiracy to commit espionage. It was believed they had passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    The Domino Theroy was a theory that each state is under the influence of communism, one after antother, if the U.S. did not do anything to stop then each country would fall to Communism based on the Domino Theory. Dwight D. Eisenhower put the theory into words during an April 7, 1954 news conference, when referring to communism in Vietnam
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk
    On April 12, 1955, it was announced That the Polio vaccine was a success, Thanks to Jonas Salk, a medical researcher and virologist. Because of the great success from Salk, people hailed him as a miracle worker and April 12, was almost made a holiday in honor of Salk's successful research that changed the world. Salks focus was to develop a safe and effective vaccine as fast as possible, with no interest in personal profit.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The Cold War was an arms race between the U.S. and The Soviet Union. Both nations were testing to see which country had a better military, space program, or overall nation. Through the Cold War there were some incidents such as The Cuban Missles Crisis, Bay Of Pigs and The Berlin Airlift. October 4, 1957, would be the day that sparked the space with the Soviet Unioun launching there sattelite Sputnik.
  • Gary Powers

    Gary Powers
    Gary Powers was an American pilot. Powers is well known for the U-2 incident, his U-2 plane was shot down by the Soviet Union. Powers would later be held prisoner.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    The Iron Curtain was a term used to symbolize the conflict and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas. The Iron Curtain was a correct use of words considering that on August 13, 1961, The Berlin Wall was beginning to be built to seperate Europe Physically.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was incident that almost sent the World into a nuclear world. It lasted 13 days, beginning on October 14, 1962, when America became aware of the Soviet nuclear missles placed in Cuba. America feared that the soviets would launch a missle soon. The Incident was resolved when JFK set up a quarintine forbidding any soviet ships to come near U.S, territory
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy was the 35th and youngest president of The United States. In his few years as president, JFK was able to get America through the Cuban Missle Crisis in 1962. Kennedy was not taking very seriously from african americans considering he was born rich and was an ivy league student and never faced the problems african americans faced. Kennedy's presidency ended when he was assasinated on November 22, 1963.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964-65. The purpose was to poverty and racial injustice.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam war was about a ten year war for the U.S. through 1963-1974. Vietnam just gained freedom from french rule and now are divided into two different groups. A communist north and a non communist south. The U.S. was ivolved to support the French, but after the French Inodchina war, The U.S. got involved to prevent the spread of Communism. The U.S was allowed to fight without declaring due to the Gulf of Tonkin incident and The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    LBJ was the 36th president of the united states, he took office after JFK was assassinated. JFK was an intimidating president cause of his how big he was. During his time in office LBJ signed the Tonkin Resolution, which allowed U.S. to go to war without declaring war and LBJ is a major reason for being in The Vietnam War
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was a document that allowed the U.S. to go to war with Vietnam, without declaring war. The document was created based on beliefs that vietnamese attacked the U.S. This allowed LBJ to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • Tet Offensive 1968

    Tet Offensive 1968
    This was a military campaign during the Vietnam war launced Viet Cong and Vietnam Army. It was launched January 30th, 1968, where they would focus on South Vietnamese cities and the destruction of those cities.
  • Roy Benavidez

    Roy Benavidez
    Benavidez was apart of the U.S. special forces and was known for valorous acts in South Vietnam. Serving in the Vietnam war Benavidez stepped on a land mine in South Vietnam, causing him to be medicaly discharged and temporairly paralyzed, but he would later return. May 2, 1968, Benavidez Special Forces patrol were surrounded by NVA and Benavidez would fight off the NVA with several wounds saving several lives.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization was Nixons idea to withdrawl troops from North Vietnam and transport them to South Vietnam, eventually troops would be completely withdrawled from Vietnam.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower was a 5 star general for the united states military during World War II. he would soon become the 34th president of the United States. Eisenhower lost the 1948 election, but would come back to win the election of 1952 and would serve from 1953 until 1961. Truman died March 28, 1969
  • Abby Hoffman

    Abby Hoffman
    Abby Hoffman was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party. Hoffman was a major activist during the Vietnam war. On February 18th, 1970, Hoffman and four others were found guilty of trying to start a riot while crossing state lines. All defendants were found not guilty of conspiracy
  • Anti-War Movement

    Anti-War Movement
    The Anti-War movement ivolved mostly young people protesting against the War in Vietnam. Most people were seeing images from the war and believed that war was not needed, this resulted in riots, protests and some casualties such as the Kent State Massacre when, students were protesting against the war. The National Guard would show up and end up killing 4 students
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Nixon was the 37th president of the United States. Nixon was known to escalate the war fought in vietnam, but he also helped end the war. Nixon served a full term, then reelected, but served only one year due to the Water Gate Scandal. August 9, 1974, Nixon announces he's resigning after confessing he played a role in the watergate incident. Watergate involved a break in at the Democratic National Committee to sabatoge the Deomcrats.