The 20th Century--Period 2

By kolboa
  • National Science Foundation

    National Science Foundation
    President Harry Truman signs public law of 81-507 to creat the National Science Foundation. Estefania Alcantar
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    The 20th Century--Period 2

  • Nurnberg Trials

    Nurnberg Trials
    Courts tried 22 Nazi leaders against peace and humanity 7were sent to life imprisonment, 12 were sentenced to death and three were acquitted. The Nazi party was a criminal organization.
  • Hiroshima is bombed.

    Hiroshima is bombed.
    picture found atThe first nuclear bomb ever is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. It killed up to 200,000 people and even more were injured. Tomlinson
  • Nagasaki is bombed.

    Nagasaki is bombed.
    image found atNagasaki is bombed effectively ending WWII in the Pacific Theater. Tomlinson
  • The United Nations Is Established

    The United Nations Is Established
    All democratic nations come together in a peaceful organization to fight communism.
  • The Microwave Oven

    The Microwave Oven
    It was nearly six feet tall and weighed 750 lbs.! The first thing cooked was a hot dog and they costed about 5,000$ each! Sami & Estefania
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine states that communism is a threat to democracy. Forty million dollars is used.
  • Soviets Object Marshall Plan

    Soviets Object Marshall Plan
    The act was called, cominform. All European communist countries joined together. They were unsuccessful however, but it created tension between communists and noncommunists.
  • Overthrowing Czechoslovakia

    Overthrowing Czechoslovakia
    The communists of the area, overthrew Czechoslovikia, making it a one powered country. It became communisted and a part of the Eastern bloc.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The marshall plan offered aid to the Soviet Union. We payed over thirteen billion dollars on it. The U.S. benifieted because it supplied us with more export goods.
  • The Berlin Blockade

    The Berlin Blockade
    Soviets blockade the East German border to all land and water traffic into Berlin from the west. The U.S. help by getting supplies. The U.S. flies over and drops supplies to the people.
  • Blocking East Germany

    Blocking East Germany
    The blockaded was in Berlin to seperate East and west Berlin. It was the serperated the domestic amd communisted governments. the soviets cuttoff the ties because they wanted Eastrn Berlin to imbraced the ways of communism.
  • The Council for Mutual Assistance

    The Council for Mutual Assistance
    The Soviet Union refused to get aid from any NATO union under the Marshal Plan
  • NATO is formed

    NATO is formed
    An alliance between countries from North America and Europe. Signers agreed if one member nation was attacked, all members would take unite action against the aggressor.
  • The first etomic bomb used by the soviet union

    The first etomic bomb used by the soviet union
    The soviet union used the eetomic bomb for the first time
    they wanted to see if it really worked and they wanted to do an experiment. by: Pedro Luna
  • Joseph McCarthy

    Joseph McCarthy
    He was a senator in the U.S. He was basically crazy! He thought everyone was communist. He jailed all of the suspects and took others jobs away. He held elaborate trials against innocent people.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was a conflict between the U.S and South Korea.The war immediately produced heavy militaries, and naval involvement. The war ended July 27, 1953.
  • Election

    Eisenhower was elected to his first of two terms as president of the United States. Taking 55% of the popular vote, he also won 39 of the 48 states.
  • Stalin Dies

    Stalin Dies
    Russia struggles for their next leader. Nikita Khrushchev took his place. He loosened rule signifigantly but was still a communist. The U.S. was extremly worried about what would happen. Would thuis new leader be worse?
  • Biologists discover double helix DNA structure.

    Biologists discover double helix DNA structure.
    Thanks to this we were able to find advancements in medicine and genetic problems.
  • Mt Everest

                                                  Mt Everest
    Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norgay were the first to climb Mount Everest in 1953. Estefania Alcantar
  • KGB is established.

    KGB is established.
    This was the National Security system of the Soviet Union set up in 1954. It was the worlds most effective information gathering orginization. it consisted of Soviet spies who gathered illigal information. it wasnt dissolved untill 1991.
  • The KGB was established

    The KGB or Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (Federal Security Service) is established by Joseph Stalin Courtney
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Brown Vs. Board of Education
    This was a court case involving segregation. It began when Oliver Brown and some other parents tried to enroll thier African American children into a "white" school. The board of education denied them and as a result Oliver Brown and the other parents tr5ed to sue the b6ard. Brown won and a few years laters schools were no longer segregated. HOLZRICHTER
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    In May 1995, a meeting was held with of some heads of the communists countries forming a alliance called the Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw Pact is the Eastern bloc's form of Nato. Nato is a super alliance of the west to protect each other.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Communist build alliance against NATO. there is a twenty year mutual defense agreement. They greatly outnumber NATO. It helped reinforce the Wests powers.
  • Khrushchev speach

    Khrushchev speach
    Khrushchev got rid of Joseph Stalin's policies, stating he was responsible for the murders of hundreds of thousands of innocent Soviet citizens and other crimes.
    -Jolene Crouch
  • Highway Act of 1956

    Highway Act of 1956
    The Highway act of 1956 is also referred to as the National Interstates and Defense Highways. EisenHower wanted the the highways as an national defense. The interstates allowed troops and goods to be moved nation wide. (Knudson)
  • Sputnick launched into outerspace.

    Sputnick launched into outerspace.
    This was the worlds first satellite, and was a big step for the Solviet Union. This started was is known as the "Space Act," whcih led to the start of NASA.
  • Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956
    The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 lasted from October 23, 1956 to November 10, 1956. The Hungarian Revolution started over the domination of the Soviets. It was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the polocies the Soviets had decided and enforced.
  • First orbiting satellite is launched

    The soviets launch the first orbiting satellite, Sputnik I. The satellite weighed around 183.9 pounds. Even though the launching of Sputnik I was a single event it marked the beginning of the Space Race. -Lopez
  • Soviet Satellite Sputnik Launches

    Soviet Satellite Sputnik Launches
    The sovivets sent their first in satellite into space. (NEALE TOWNER)
  • Race to Space

    Race to Space
    The race to space was started when Sputnik I was launched by the soviets. It lead to a human space flight on July 1957. It produced strained relations between USSR and US. The race to space sparked an interest in education and research. -Lopez
  • Russians Launch Dog Into Space

    Russians Launch Dog Into Space
    The first living thing ever to go into space was a russian female dog named Laika. The dog died because of overheating and panic just one week after orbit. It helped make advances in space travel.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    in the midsts of the cold war U.S. and Russia wanted to show their superiouty through their creatin of madoren rockets and spaceflight. This competition became known as the space race. Hidden satlitles kept eye on the adversary. at the end of the Cold war the U.S. and Russia decided to join and make one space station and continue their studies together.
    -Brody Pitkin
  • The second Five Year Plan

    The second Five Year Plan
    The Great Leap Forward had high hopes for China. They planned to increase their industrial output.
    Anna Wesselmann
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    The Great Leap forward failed and caused food shortages and 20 million people starved to death.
    Anna Wesselmann
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    In 1960, The U.S spy plane was shot down over Soviet land. The mission the U.S had was to spy on the Soviets.
  • Nukes in Turkey

    Nukes in Turkey
    nukes were put in Turkey in case the Soviet Union decided to attack europe they nukes would be launched in retaliation (ghays)
  • Leader of USSR Nikita Khrushcheu

    Leader of USSR Nikita Khrushcheu
    He had a metting with presidetn Kennedy and he got mad. He pound his shoe on the desk to get the peoples attention. He was angry because USA had spies planes over the USSR. Estefania Alcantar
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    The U.S. planted missles in Cuba after invading them. Threats of neauclear war were scarece throughout the world. Mainly U.S. vs. Russia. It was the most dangerous moment of the cold war but became second compard to the vietnam war. The U.S. didnt feel like it was as big of a threat as Vietnam.
    -Brody Pitkin
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built to divide the east and west parts of Berlin. Anyone who tried to go over the wall was shot. The Belin Wall became a major symbol of the cold war. The Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989. (Muilenburg)
  • Berlin wall is built

    On august 12-13 the german soilders and construction men headed to the border on the east and west line to build the berlin barrier that was made of concrete posts and barbed wire. They had done this while the people of berlin were sleeping.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile crisis is also known as the October Crisis. The U.S finds out that soviet missiles are under construction in cuba. Nuclear missiles were being built in cuba with the ability to strike most of the continental U.S. -Lopez
  • death squads in El Salvador

    death squads in El Salvador
    The United States sent death squads into El Salvador to help support there government. The United States Green Berets pulled off several assassinations of the guerrilla troops. (ghays)
  • JFK Assassinated

    JFK Assassinated
    JFK was shot two times one in his head and one in his neck. People belived only Lee Harvey Oswald shot him (NEALE TOWNER)
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    President Lydon Baines Johnson ordered air attacks on North Vietnam. By the late 1960s more than 500,000 U.S. were fighting over in Vietnam. America tought that South Vietnam was going to fall to communism, and America thought Southeast Asia would follow and America didn't want that to happen. (Muilenbug)
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    January 1965 president Johnson ordered air attacks on North Vietnam. More than 500,000 U.S. troops were in Vietnam by the late 1960s. (Chris LaFleur)
  • Mao Broke up Red Guards

    Mao Broke up Red Guards
    The Red Guards were radical students. They rampaged and destroyed art, books, and anything from the 'old way'.
    Anna Wesselmann
  • Apolo 11 lands on the moon

    Apolo 11 lands on the moon
    The apolo 11 was when neil armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" aldrin landed on the moon in the apollo 11. The 363 foot tall apolo launched from Launch Complex 39, at the Kennedy Space Center. STEPHANIEE ROOANNNNN <3
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    The Apollo 11 mission landed the first Americans on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first human ever to walk on the moon. With Neil Armstrong reaching the moon the U.S, won the intense race to put the first human on the moon. (Muilenburg)
  • The May 4th shooting at Kent State University

    The May 4th shooting at Kent State University
    An anti-war rally was being held at Kent State University when the Ohio National Gaurd was called. Ohio National Gaurd opened fire on Kent State University students killing 4 and wounding 9. The shooting set off a nation wide protest causing many colleges and universities to close. (Knudson)
  • Deng Xiaoping became leader ofthe moderates

    Deng Xiaoping became leader ofthe moderates
    Xiaoping had a goal to improve agriculture, industry, science and technology.
    -Jolene Crouch
  • US troops were pulled out of Vietnam

    US troops were pulled out of Vietnam
    Richard Nixon wanted to avoid complete defeat, so he wanted to end America's involvement "with honor" (Bubba Schoepfer)
  • Mao Dies

    Mao Dies
    Struggling occured after Mao's death between his wife's radical gcoup and moderate communists.
    Anna Wesselmann
  • Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

    Soviet Union invades Afghanistan
    Soviet Union deplotys the 40th Army into. They were deployed under the command Leonid Brezonv.
  • John Lennon Assassinated

    John Lennon Assassinated
    John Lennon was shot several times when he went into his apartment by Mark David Chapman. (NEALE TOWNER)
  • The Macintosh was invented

    The Macintosh was invented
    The Macintosh 128k was invented was created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The introductory price was $2,945
  • chernobyl accident

    chernobyl accident
    The chernobyl nuclear power plant accident occurs in the Soviet Union in western Russia. Many peopledied later of radiation ilnesses. TheChernobylaccident increased oppostion to nuclear power. (Knudson)
  • 40th army withdraw from afghanistan begins

    40th army withdraw from afghanistan begins
    Troops are taken out of Afghanistan under the command of the last soviet leader Makhai Gorbachev.
  • Soviet Withdraw from Afghanistan Ended

    On Feburaruy 15, 1989 the last remaning Soviet soldiers withdrew from Afghanistan
  • First Gulf War

    First Gulf War
    August 2, 1990 The First Gulf War Starts. It's a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. by Chris Gaul
  • Battle of Khafji

    Battle of Khafji
    The Battle of Khafji was the first major ground engagement of the Gulf War. It took place in and around the Saudi Arabian city of Khafji. by Gaul
  • Apolo 13 Crash

    Apolo 13 Crash
    Gene Kranz was the Apolo 13 flight director, he told them to launch. The craft succesfully reaches earths orbit. Apolo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apolo space program and the third to land on the moon. It was launched April 11th 1970 at 13:13.

    Aly Schoenherr :)
  • Seismic building code for New York in effect

    Seismic building code for New York in effect
    This code went into effect when researchers and scientists found many fault lines. They predicted earthquakes to happen which would be devastating. Many people would be killed and millions of dollars worth of damage would be done. (Joey Schoepfer)
  • Columbine High School Masacare

    Columbine High School Masacare
    Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold committed a masacare which killed 12 students and one teacher Tuesday April 20, 1999. 21 people were injured while trying to escape. (Joey Schoepfer)