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The 20th Century--Period 5

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  • Sports: Baseball

    Sports: Baseball
    Jackies Robinson becomes the first African American Baseball player on a Major League Team.
    Anna H.
  • Sports: Golf

    Sports: Golf
    Golf U.S. opens was not played because of World War II.
    Anna H.
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    The 20th Century--Period 5

  • Germany is split

    Germany is split
    Allied leaders Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt agreed to divide Austria and Germany into zones of military occupation. The Soviets would control Eastern Berlin, while allied armies would be responsible for the zones they liberated from the Nazis, even though Berlin was on the East side of Germany under Soviet control, it even was split among the Allies.
    The Soviet Union got east Berlin and the Allies got the west.
  • Soviets captured Berlin

    Soviets captured Berlin
    In the spring of 1945 of the Battle of the Bulge the Allies put pressure on the Germans. Soonner or later the German defenses fell apart. On April 30th, Hitler committed suicide and then on May 1st the Soviets captured Berlin.
    Mr. I Ford
  • Disagreements among Allies

    Disagreements among Allies
    As the councils began work to form peace plans it became clear Western democracies and the Soviet Union had very different plans for postwar settlement. The two points disagreed on were the boundaries of postwar Germany and war reparations.
  • USSR cancels Soviet - Japanese Neutrality Pact

    After this was done, the USSR entered and took back all territory Japan had taken during the war, The act ended in favor of the Soviets, and Japan surrendered. Harder
  • Hiroshima is bombed

    Hiroshima is bombed
    image found atThe first nuclear bomb ever is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. It killed up to 200,000 people and even more were injured. Tomlinson
  • 1945 3 democrats and 1 republican

    1945  3 democrats and 1 republican
    1945 to 1968 three democrats and one republican become president. These presidents had the same goals but different ways of acheiving them. Thier decisions as president changed the way people view the world.
    by: Alfredo Martinez
    by:Alfredo Martinez
  • Nagasaki is bombed

    Nagasaki is bombed
    image found at Nagasaki is bombed effectively ending WWII in the Pacific Theater. Tomlinson
  • The Nurnberg trails

    The Nurnberg trails
    At the Nurnberg trails the court charged 22 Nazi leaders with crimes against peace and humanity. In the end 12 were sentenced to death, 7 were sentenced to life imprisonment, and 3 were acquitted Tony Gbogbo FB#76
  • the U.N. is formed

    the U.N. is formed
    roosevelt first proposed this to churchill and stalin. it is used to keep peace through collective security arrangements
    -Gage Martin
  • United States brings over 88 German Scientist to help build rockets.

    United States brings over 88 German Scientist to help build rockets.
    United States had brought German Scientists over seas so they could help us build our rocket.The German scientists who had had volunteered to help us. They were paid on a very low salary. Many people didn't like then because they helped the Nazis so we kept quiet about it and didnt let news reporters show up.
  • Charlie Parker popularizes Bebop

    Charlie Parker popularizes Bebop
    Charlie Parker, an influential jazz musician at the time, led a record under the Savoy Record Label. It was marketed as the " Greatest Jazz Session Ever" -Andrew Teutsch
  • Sports: Girls Baseball.

    Sports: Girls Baseball.
    All American Girls Professional Baseball League began. It existed for 12 season and closed in 1954.
    Anna H.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman wrote this to help smaller countries fight the communist opresors. It was like a decloration of the Cold War that outlined the broad outlines of U.S. Cold War forign policy.
    Drew Dirks
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    George Marshall gave an adress at Harvard University about restoring Europes economy. Barrientos
  • Sports: Jackie Robinson

    Sports: Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American on a major league baseball team.
    Anna H.
  • Cominform established

    Cominform established
    The Soviet Union established the Communist Information Bureau, or Cominform, to oppose the Marshall Plan. It Included all European communist parties.
  • Czechoslovakia's gov't overthrown

    Czechoslovakia's gov't overthrown
    Communists overthrew the deomocratic government of Czechoslovakia. They turned the nation into a one-party communist state and a member of the Easter Bloc
  • the marshall plan

    the marshall plan
    the marshall plan was named after state general george marshall. it encouraged european nations to work togeather.
    -Gage Martin
  • NATO

    East and West sides of the world split creating new military alliances. So the 12 Weastern nations created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) so they could unite and defeat the agressors if one of the countries was under attack.
    Drew Dirks
  • A-bomb

    The Soviets detonate their first atomice bomb.

    As a response to the Marshall Plan, the soviet Union founded the council for Mutual Assistance, Comecon, to develop economic cooperation ammong Eastern European nations. Because the Soviet Union could not adequately fund the programsm it did not suceed. Tony Gbogbo FB#76
  • Federal Republic declared on Germany

    Federal Republic declared on Germany
    The division of Germany became a symbol of the east-west division of the Cold War. The Soviet Union copied the U.S. establishing the German Democratic Republic. Making the German capital Bonn.
    Michael Hartnett
  • Sino-Soviet friendship treaty

    Sino-Soviet friendship treaty
    The Soviet Union made the Sino-Soviet friendship treaty with North Korea. That way there will be no problems between the two dictators. Also gave them permission to invade South Korea (backed up by America). When the Korean war was emerging, Stalin didn't take part in helping North Korea at all. Gina Pachicano
  • Joseph McCarthy (McCarthyism)

    Joseph McCarthy (McCarthyism)
    Joseph McCarthy questioned the Loyalty of some goverment officals without presenting any real evidence. He accused people of communist activities during the 1950's-1954's Tony Gbogbo FB#76
  • Korea

    North Korean communist forces invade South Korea.This among other communist actions made everyone realize the Cold War could easily have become hot.
  • The Korean War Begins

    The Korean War Begins
    June 25th, 1950 was the beginning of the end of peace in Asia. The Korean War was a combination of the strategies of World War I and World War II; It began with swift, hard hitting infantry attacks, but by June 1951 it became stale trench warfare.
    -Andrew Teutsch
  • Fashion by Audrey Hepburn in America 1945-1966

    Fashion by Audrey Hepburn in America 1945-1966
    Hepburn was known for her beauty, elegance, and grace. She was often envied but still remainds as a fachion icon in Hollywood. Her Famous movie breakfast at Tiffanys was relesed Oct. 5, 1951. Many people started todress like her, wearing fuller fitting outfits and longer skirts.
  • The USS Hobson sinks

    The USS Hobson sinks
    On this date the USS Hobson crashed into the USS Wasp at night while changing course. Barrientos
  • Allen Sherman loved by John F. Kennedy

    Allen Sherman loved by John F. Kennedy
    Allen Sherman became one of the funniest commedians and song writters, in 1962.His mother was a flapper, and his father drove race cars.After flunking out of college and attending 21 schools he became a performer. He reaorded in first album in front of many Holleywood celcberties, My Son The Folksinger.Jonh F. Kennedy stated Allen was his favorite comeidan.
  • Science and Technology(DNA)

    Science and Technology(DNA)
    Biologists discover the double helix structure of DNA. An international team called the Human Genome Project mapped the chemical structure of DNA. Understanding DNA can be helpful to create cures for cancer and heart diseases.
    Michael Hartnett
  • Nikita Khrushchev takes power

    Nikita Khrushchev takes power
    Joseph Stalin dies with no decided successor. Shortly after, Nikita Krushchev takes power in Russia. However, he was disliked as a leader because of his alternate views. Harder
  • Soviet Union detonates hydrogen bombs

    Soviet Union detonates hydrogen bombs
    This hydrogen bomb was devoloped by the Soviet Union. These types of bombs was used in the 1960s. The “H-bomb” has as much explosive power as 400 kilotons of TNT, which was 26 times more powerful than the American atomic bomb (the one that burned Hiroshima to ashes). Its test site was in Kazakhstan. Gina Pachicano
  • The change to Colored TV

    The change to Colored TV
    The change to a black and white screen to a colored screen was a big deal! People everywhere were exited about this change. It shocked them, now they can be watching movies with color!
  • the first Fender Stratocaster rolls off the assembly line

    the first Fender Stratocaster rolls off the assembly line
    The Fender Stratocaster is the worlds most commecially successfull, most recognized, and most produced electric guitar of all time. Leo Fender's second guitar design, the Stratocaster, or "strat" as commonly known is extremely versatile, finding a place in all musical genres. From the rock n roll legends such as Buddy Holly, to legends such as Jimi Hendrix, all love the shape, feel, and sound of the world's most iconic electric guitar. -Andrew Teutsch
  • the polio vaccine

    the polio vaccine
    the polio vaccine was invented by dr salk. it was made public a year later and all but wiped it out.
    -Gage Martin
  • U.S. Supreme Court bans segregation

    U.S. Supreme Court bans segregation
    The Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the case Brown vs. Bourd of Education of Tobeka, Kansas. This decision stoped segregation, and provided influence to the American Civil Rights movement.
    Drew Dirks

    National assocation for the advancement of color people developed in 1900's, became turing point for civil rights movement in 1954 Tony Gbogbo FB#76
  • seato was formed

    seato was formed
    the south east asia treaty orginization what formed by dwight d. eisenhower. it was made to try and stop comunist advansis in the area
    -Gage Martin
  • DEW Line

    DEW Line
    DEW stands for Distant Early Warning line. It was a set of radar stations in Canada and the United States that could warn us of Soviet planes or bombers.
    Anna H.
  • Warsaw Pact is formed

    Warsaw Pact is formed
    A twenty year mutual agreement founded by the Soviet Union and all of their allies. They had so many troops, that they outnumbered NATO forces. However, NATO was in possession of far more nuclear weapons. Harder
  • Elvis Presley debuts on The Milton Berle Show

    Elvis Presley debuts on The Milton Berle Show
    The King Of Rock n Roll would make his first debut on NBC's Milton Berle Show. He performed on the deck of the USS Hancock in San Diego, to a large crowd of sailors and their dates. -Andrew Teutsch
  • The Berlin Tunnel Exposed

    The Berlin Tunnel Exposed
    The Russians were the first to build the Berlin Tunnel in order to invade the other side. Meanwhile the Americans and the British were worried about any attacks from the Soviets. They also built a tunnel. Apparently, the tunnels were right above each other until later they were discovered. Considered as a “filthy trick”. Both sides knew about their tunnels, just didn’t want to admit it in order to win the propaganda victory. Gina Pachicano
  • The Hungarians Revolt

    The Hungarians Revolt
    The Hungarians begin a revolution against their Soviet rulers, and are met by forceful repression. However, The Revolt is put down in the end. Harder
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    In 1957, The Soviet Union successfully launches the first orbiting satellite, the Sputnik 1. It was 183 pounds and took over 93 minutes to orbit the earth.
    Mr I Ford
  • Women's Rights

    Women's Rights
    Women fought fiercly for equal rights throughout this time period. Especially in 1958, 1961 and 1966 when the actual rights were voted on.
    Anna H.
  • Famous songs in America

    Famous songs in America
    The Twist, was a song written by Chubby Checker in 1959. It bacame a well known song, which had a dance that went along with it. Rock around the Clock tonight was a new selling hit in March 21, 1956.
  • Technology: In the 60's

    Technology: In the 60's
    Communication and weather sattelite come around in the early 60's. The portable calculater is invented in 1967 by Texas Instrument. Douglas Engelbart invents the computer mouse in 1964.
    -Jawz Montagne
  • Soviets ecomony

    Soviets ecomony
    In 1960 the Soviet Union was producing 12.5 percent of the world's goods. Their population also increase a great amount.
    Mr. I Ford
  • U-2 Spy plane Incident

    U-2 Spy plane Incident
    U-2 planes were used in spying missions. However this mission went wrong. Due to ditrust towards the Soviet Union. American pilot, Gary Power, was sent then shot down and taken prisoner by the Soviets. Six days later, Khrushchev (leader of the Soviet Union) told the world what happened and demanded an apology from the United States. Gina Pachicano
  • Economic and Industrial Growth

    Economic and Industrial Growth
    After World War 2 U.S. economy reached it's heights of productivity. New industries formed and rapid growth of new construction. Only toward the end of the decade did the U.S. have economic problems. Then Johnson imposed a temporary 10% tax income surcharge.
    Michael Hartnett
  • 1960's U.S. Civil Rights Movement

    1960's  U.S. Civil Rights Movement
    Congress allowed civil rights and voting acts to guaranteed equality for black. Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader during the civil rights movement. Martin used nonviolent boycott and marches. U.S, supreme court decieded that seperate schools for blackes and whites was uncontitutional.
    by: Alfredo Martinez
    by: Alfredo Martinez
  • President Kennedy secrectly deported 400 special agents

    President Kennedy secrectly deported 400 special agents
    Kennedy created programs to adress social problems. Making a broad program of domestic reforms. He was assasinated before congress proposed legislation for him. The reason to send these troops was to teach the south Vietnamese to fight.
    Michael Hartnett
  • Berlin Wall Built

    Berlin Wall Built
    East Germans were fleeing to the West Berlin area everyday. East Berlin then had the Berlin Wall constructed to stop people from trying to leave the area.
    Mr. I Ford
  • The World's Largest Bomb

    The World's Largest Bomb
    Nicknamed as "Ivan" or Tsar Bomba by its developers. It was the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. This 60 megaton bomb was considered as the cleanest weapon ever tested due to the fact that it has 97% of the energy coming from fusion reactions. And that the bomb was built in a short amount of time. So it was tested 14 weeks after the start of its design. There was no record of any other bomb that had similar power. Gina Pachicano
  • Khreshchev resigns and leond. Brezhnev takes over

    Khreshchev resigns and leond. Brezhnev takes over
    Nikita Khroshchev is forced to resign when his economic reforms failed to produce results. His successor, Leond Brezhnev, tightens domestic and foreign policies once more.
    Mr. I Ford
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    This was the most dangerous part of the Cold War. The U.S. started to try and quarantine Cuba from getting military suplise. Then on Oct. 26 the Soviet Union transmitted a proposal to end the crisis.
    Drew Dirks
  • The Great Society

    The Great Society
    Lyndon Johnson wanted to create "The Great Society" when he came into office. The Great Society included war on poverty, civil rights legislation, and Food stamps. It also started programs like Headstart, medicare and medicaid.
    Anna H
  • 1963 John F. kennedy

    1963 John F. kennedy
    John F. Kennedy made domestic reforms known. Before the reforms could pass Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Lyndon Johnson Kennedy's succesor made a even better social reforms.
    by: Alfredo Martinez
  • First woman in space

    First woman in space
    In this year, Valentina Tereshkova became the first Russian woman, and the first woman to enter outter space. Harder
  • Health: Obesity

    Health: Obesity
    Obesity for 6-11 year olds in 1963 was 4%.
    Obesity for 12-19 year olds in 1963 was 4.5%.
    Anna H.
  • i have a dream

    i have a dream
    the i have a dream speech was a speech given to the people by martin luther king jr. it was said to help fight for african american rights.
    -Gage Martin
  • JFK Assassination in Dallas

    JFK Assassination in Dallas
    JFK was with his wife Jacqueline and Texas gov. John Connally. While riding ina 10-mile motorcade the pased the Texas School Book Depository Building at 12:30p.m. when Lee Harvey Oswald fired 3 shots, fatally wounding Kennedy and seriously injuring Gov. Connally. Kennedy's death was a tragic part of U.S. history, but it brought vice president Lyndon Johnson into office.
    Drew Dirks
  • The Beatles Play at the Ed Sullivan Show

    The Beatles Play at the Ed Sullivan Show
    The popular rock band from Britain, The Beatles, perform on the Ed Sullivan Show shortly after arriving to America. The Beatles are very influential in popularizing rock bands for their time, and for the future.
  • The Beatles premiere on the Ed Sullivan Show

    The Beatles premiere on the Ed Sullivan Show
    After encouragement from Sullivan and his entourage, and all-important negotiations, the beatles debuted in the US on the Ed Sullivan Show. The group rose to the top of the charts with the hit single "I Want to Hold Your Hand", and took another step in their incredible rise to stardom. -Andrew Teutsch
  • James Brown becomes the face of Funk music.

    James Brown becomes the face of Funk music.
    When James Brown's hit song "Out of Sight" was released, funk music began to breathe and have life. Funk is Soul music, jazz, and R&B music blended into a danceable form of music.
  • Martin Luther King Assassiation in Memphjs

     Martin Luther King Assassiation in Memphjs
    Best-know civil rights leador of this time. Baptist minster called for use of non-violent methods of boycotts, marchs, etc to bring about change,1968 was Assassinated. Tony Gbogbo FB#76
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) is organized

    The National Organization for Women (NOW) is organized
    The NOW was the biggest organization of feminist activists in the U.S. It devoted to furthering women's rights through education and litigation.
  • Late 60s Anti-vietnam movement

    Late 60s Anti-vietnam movement
    In the 1960s the united states helped out south vietnam in a war against north vietnam who was getting help by the soviet unions. The americans were stessed out by our help in the war as it draggged on in the 1960s. Anti-vietnam protesters march on college campuses to show there discontent.
    by: Alfredo Martinez
  • War on AIDS

    War on AIDS
    In 1968, alhtough it was not recognized for another 12 years, HIV first arrives in the United States. Hanley
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    This day was known as the Tet Offensive. It was the simultaneoursy attack on more than 100 towns and cities, 36 province capitale, 72 district towns and the southern capitale. This attack took the U.S and South Vietnnam by surprise but it was quickly contain and push back.
  • The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    At 6:01 PM, on April fourth, MLK Jr. was shot on the balcony infront of his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. MLK Jr. spent thirteen years of his life dedicating himself to nonviolent protest, and in return gets shot with a sniper.
  • BNDD Established

    BNDD Established
    The formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs was actually a culmination of the Bureau of Narcotics and the Bureau of Drug Abuse Control. In 1971, the BNDD had a budget of over $43 million, which was a lot higher than the Bureau of Narcotics budget had been. In 1973, the BNDD was made into the Drug Enforcement Administration. -Zook
  • 1968 violent confrontation

    1968 violent confrontation
    1968 violent confrontation between protesters and police during democratic party convention. Protesters argued about our involvement in vietnam. This problem undermine the nations self-confidence.
    by:Alfredo Martinez
  • Nixon Becomes President

    Nixon Becomes President
    Richard Nixon, Republican, becomes president. The first thing he wanted to do was to end America’s involvement in Vietnam and relieve tensions with Russia and China. Madeline
  • Woodstock Music Festival (15-17th)

    Woodstock Music Festival (15-17th)
    The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, which was billed as An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music, is regarded as one of the most important moments in pop culture history. Held at Max Lasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 32 acts performed for 500,000 concert goers. This free concert celebrated the "hippie" ideals of the time such as peace, drugs, and music. This one event changed the world of music and ideas on freedom forever. -Zook
  • D.C. Anti-Vietnam War March

    D.C. Anti-Vietnam War March
    With an estimated two million people involved, this peace moratorium is regarded as one of the biggest anti-war rallies in history. Supporters wore black arm bands to represent people killed in the war. Over 40 activities were planned in Washington D.C. where demonstrators voiced their opposition of the continuation of the Vietnam War. -Zook
  • New York City DJ David Mancuso opens The Loft, a members-only dance club based in his own home.

    New York City DJ David Mancuso opens The Loft, a members-only dance club based in his own home.
    David Mancuso's club is considered to be the first popular Disco music dance club in 1970. Disco is derived from funk, Latin, and soul music. Disco became popular in the early to mid 1970's.
  • First Earth Day

    First Earth Day
    Senator Gaylord Nelson had always been a supporter of environmental rights. He spoke at many faunctions, promoting proper care of the earth. In November 1969, the New York Times ran an article about the proliferation of environmental events, and spread the word that Nelson was organizing a day to celebrate the earth. Five months later, the first earth day occurred in which many people all over the nation planted trees and celebrated the planet. -Zook
  • Begining of the War On Drugs

    Begining of the War On Drugs
    Nixon implements the Comprhensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. This Act mandated that certain substances now had to be moniterred by pharmacuetical companies. It also divides drugs into 5 levels based on abuse potential and safe, acceptable medical use. medical A year later, Nixon coins the term "War on Drugs." Thus begins the official war on drugs.
  • Technology: Video Games

    Technology: Video Games
    The first coin operated video game was called the "Galaxy Game", created by Bill Pitts and Hugh Tuck. Only one was made. Later another version called "Computer Space" s created and mass produced.
    -Jawz Montagne
  • Equal Rights amendment passed by congress and sent to state for ratification

    Equal Rights amendment passed by congress and sent to state for ratification
    The amendment was only in effect for two years after the date of atification if it passed. It went through 35 states. The amendment was made so that men and women would have equal rights under the law.
  • Ford Becomes President

    Ford Becomes President
    Gerald Ford, Republican, becomes president. Going into office, his main goal was to curb inflation, stabilize the economy, and sustain world peace. Madeline
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    Nixon resigned and was almost impeached over the Watergate Scandal, named for the burglaries at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington. D.C by men found to be connected to Nixon's re-election campaign fundraising committee. Madeline
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Realizing that the North Vietnamese were advancing through the South the American came to the conclusion that saigon would fall. They started to evacuate the American personnel and South Vietnamese inhabitants. Through face with many difficulties they were able to get as many out as they can and by the 30th the finale evacuation for the American embassy.
  • Technology:The Computer

    Technology:The Computer
    The first super computer was created by Cray Research Inc. The computer could do 240,000,000 calculations per second. This lead to the "Video Game Era" which brought about Atari and Pong.
    -Jawz Montagne
  • Carter Becomes President

    Carter Becomes President
    Jimmy Carter, Democrat, becomes president. He worked hard to fight inflation and unemployment. By the end of his term, he had created nearly 8 million jobs and decreased the budget deficit. He expanded the national park system and protected 103 million acres of land in Alaska. Madeline
  • Stars Wars: A New Hope is released

    Stars Wars: A New Hope is released
    The first in the Star Wars film franchise is released. The opening day total earnings is $254,309 (from just 32 theatres nation-wide). Kayla
  • Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, dies.

    Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, dies.
    Elvis Presley is considered one of the, if not, the most popular and famous music icon in America in the 20th century. After having a long and very successful career, he died of due to deteriating health because of prescription drug addictions.
  • Leonid Brezhnev awarded the Linn Prize

    His books hsd an enormous influence on all types of genres of literature -sanchez
  • The Sugarhill Gang's "Rappers delight" song recording is released, and is later considered the first recording under the Hip-Hop style of music.

    The Sugarhill Gang's "Rappers delight" song recording is released, and is later considered the first recording under the Hip-Hop style of music.
    Beginning in the South Bronx of New York City, Hip-Hop, which is also used synonymously with the term Rap, started to emerge. This style of music became very popular in the 1980's, and even more popular in the 1990's. Rap/Hip-Hop is one of the most popular types of music in the world today.
  • War on AIDS

    War on AIDS
    Ken Horne of San Francisco is the first recognized AIDS case in the United States. He is reported to the Center for Disease Control. Later in the year (December 23), a Brooklyn Schoolteacher, Rick Wellikoff, dies of AIDS in New York City. By now he is the fourth American to have died from the new disease. Hanley
  • Russia loses control

    Russia loses control
    Russia loses control of Eater Europe. they lose control because of their Financial and Economic state. It was poor.
    Jose Diaz.
  • Voters elected new congress

    Voters elected new congress
    There was a congress meeting of the legislative branch of the United States Federal Goverment. They met in Washington DC. The Democratic party had the majority of the votes, and the Republicans gained control of the Senate.
    Michael Hartnett
  • Reagan Becomes President

    Reagan Becomes President
    Ronald Reagan, Republican, becomes president. He served two terms, in which he created the innovative program called the Reagan Revolution to reduce the American peoples’ reliance on their government. By the end of his terms the Nation was in it’s longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity. Madeline
  • Bob Marley Dies of Cancer

    Bob Marley Dies of Cancer
    Bob Marley was not only a Jamaican singer-song writer, but the face of the Rastafari movement. Marley followed the practices and beliefs of rastafarianism, such as a vegetarian diet, peace, and using marijuana to connect with a higher power. Bob Marley was diagnosed with cancer and was informed that if they removed his toe, they could beat it. But as Rasta dictates, he refused, and this led to his death. His colors and legacy still serve as a symbol of peace and freedom for millions. -Zook
  • War on AIDS

    War on AIDS
    By the end of 1981 121 people have died from HIV, and the idea that this virus can only be obtained from male homosexual intercourse has spurred. Although these rumors were being dismissed by some media, the Centers for Diease Control had been gathering information about this rumor in which the disease was being labled as a strange pneumonia among gay men. Hanley
  • Technology: Second Generation Video Games

    Technology: Second Generation Video Games
    copies and 'clones' of more poular video games like Frogger, Pac-Man, and Centipede were being distributed and played on computers. You could type in a certain code into your computer and play away!
    -Jawz Montagne
  • Technology: The Compact Disk (CD)

    Technology: The Compact Disk (CD)
    Introducted in 1982 in the city of Brussels. First tested in Langenhagen, Germany. It played the song "Eine Alpensinfonie" (An Alpine Symphony).
    -Jawz Montagne
  • Brezhnev dies

    Brezhnev dies
    Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), ruling the country from 1977-1982. During his rule, the Soviet Union grew a lot globally. But his term as leader was criticized a lot for beginning a period of the economic immobility which later directed to the ending of the Soviet Union in 199 -Jenipher H.
  • Milkhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union

    Milkhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union
    After the deaths of the Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chemenko, Gorbachev becomes the new leader. Even before he becomes leader, he was mentioned in newspapers as the next man “of the younger generation at the top level.” During his term he tries a reform with the United States president Ronald Reagan and his replacement of the strategic aim of the Soviet to help end the Cold War. Jenipher H.
  • War on AIDS

    HIV is proposed as the cause of AIDS. New York Times reported that one million Americans are affected with this virus and this number will jump to two to three million within five to ten years. President Reagan instructed his Surgeon General Everett Koop to prepare a report on AIDS. Koop then released this report at a press conference without the permission of domestic policy advisers. in 1987 AZT (zidovudine) is the first antiretroviral drug that is available for HIV treatment. Hanley
  • The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

    The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
    The Chernobyl Power Plant in Chernobyl Ukraine was nuclear-fission-powered and was capable of producing four times the power output of the Huntly power station. A failed reactor test resulted in the world's worst nuclear disaster subsequently displacing over 200 000 people and instantly killing a further 54 residents and emergency workers.
    Cain Payeras
  • Russians have 11,000 warheads

    Russians have 11,000 warheads
    The Russians began to stock up on weapons. This included about 5,000 deployed strategic weapons, about 3,500 operational tactical nuclear weapons, and more than 11,000 warheads. Unlike the United States, the Russians made restricted amounts of warheads because they had to be replaced often. -Jenipher H.
  • Two Soviet Ships Collide In the Black Ses

    Two Soviet Ships Collide In the Black Ses
    Two Soviet ships carrying a load of oats collide in the Black Sea. 1,234 people were aboard, but only 398 people died.
    -Jenipher H.
  • Bush Becomes President

    Bush Becomes President
    George H. W. Bush, Republican, becomes president. The world was changing drastically when he came into office. He stressed traditional American values and wanted to direct them toward making our country "a kinder and gentler nation." Madeline
  • Hu Yaobang Dies; Sparks Protests

    Hu Yaobang Dies; Sparks Protests
    Hu Yaobang was a Chinese official who sympathized with political liberalizers. He supposedly died of a heart attack while in a meeting. His death caused protests throughout China, the biggest of which was in Tianamen Square, Bejing. Most of these protests were peaceful, their message concerning political and economic reform.
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen Square Massacre
    Seven weeks after Government Official Hu Yaobang's death, the protests, now lead mainly by students, have reached approximately 100,000 people. Looting and rioting began, and Premier Li Peng reacts by declaring martial law, leading to military fire on civilians and protestors alike. The total death toll varies between a meer 241 (official Chinese count) to several thousands. The Protests ended up strenghthening the authoritarian government of China, as opposed to weakening it. Kayla
  • Operation Just Cause

    Operation Just Cause
    Operation Just Cause was the invasion of Panama by the U.S. It involved 25,000 American troops, and was an attempt to bring down Gen. Manuel Noriega, a major hand in drug smuggling and trade. However, it was revealed that the CIA had paid Noriega possibly millions of dollars--that paid for his drug operations--for the wroks he was doing in Latin America in connection with the CIA. It would take nearly a year to bring Noriega in. Kayla
  • SU holds 1st elections

    SU holds 1st elections
    The Soviet Union first decides to lets its citizens vote on April 7th, 1990. They decided that they should allow the voting of the citizens because of the changing government. So then they allowed the people to vote.Kaufmann
  • Gorbachev awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

    Gorbachev awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
    ende soviet union's post awas dominition of easten Europe -sanchez
  • Multiparty!

    In the mid 1990's Russia had a system of multiparty electoral politics.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    Deploying about 100,000 soldiers on Kuwait the Iraq had attack Kuwait. Kuwait had little to no chance against the force. So it was no surprisse that Kuwait fell by the end of the day. This all happen becauseIraq accuse Kuwait on attacking Rumaylah.
    - Ho
  • Persion Gulf War

    Persion Gulf War
    The start of Operation Desert Shield. This is when the first American trroops enter Saudi Arabia. Due to the fact that Iraq had attack Kuwait.
    - Ho
  • East and West Germany Reunit

    Less than one year after the destruction of the Berlin Wall East and West Germany come together on what is known as "Unity Day." Since 1945 when Soviet forces occupied eastern Germany and the United States and other Allied forces occupied the western half of the nation at the close of World War II divided Germany had come to serve as one of the most enduring symbols of the Cold War
    Cain Payeras
  • 1990 Soviet Union breaks

    1990 Soviet Union breaks
    Mikhail Gorbachev was a soviet official, general secretary of communist party of soviet union(cpsu) from 1985-1991 and president of Soviet Union in 1990-1991. His efforts to democratize his country's political system and democratize it's economy led to the downfall of communism and the break up of the soviet unionin 1991.-sanchez
  • War on AIDS

    War on AIDS
    magic Johnson, the NBA star, announced he is HIV-positive. In 1996 according to Science magazine one of the year's most important scientific breakthroughs is Robert Gallo's discovery that chemokines can block HIV and halt the progression of AIDS. By 1999 studies suggest that retroviurs, SIVcpz (simian immunodeficiency virus) from the common chimpanzee, may have passed to human populations in west equatorial Africa during the twentieth century and developed into various types of HIV. Hanley
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    After the victory in Battle of the Melina Ridge the war has finally come to a end. This was the longest tank battle of the war and in U.S history. It was this decisive battle between U.S 1st Armored DIvision and the 2nd Brigade of the Iraqi Republican Media Luminous Division outside of Basra.
    - Ho
  • 1985 Mikhail new leader of Russia

    1985 Mikhail new leader of Russia
    While election was a victory for Gorbachev, it also revealed serious weaknesses in his power base that it would eventually lead to the collapse of his presedency in December 1991. -Sanchez
  • Soviet Union is dismantled while Russia becomes an independent federation

    Soviet Union is dismantled while Russia becomes an independent federation
    Soviet Union is dismantled after a while. Then Russia becomes an independent federation under Boris Yeltsin. Kaufmann
  • Soviet Union is dismantled

    Soviet Union is dismantled
    The Soviet Union has always been a striding nation in Russia, that is until it is later dismantled in December, 1991. It began by Boris Yeltsin when he, being the leader of Russia at the time, tried to seizer power.
  • The Soviet Union Brakes Up

    The Soviet Union Brakes Up
    The collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of the 1990's was a great blow to the hopes of revolutionaries. Why did it collapse? The primary causes were political and economic and they were the result of the culture of war.
    Cain Payeras
  • Clinton Becomes President

    Clinton Becomes President
    Bill Clinton, Democrat, becomes president. Under his leadership, the country had more economic well being and peace than any other time in history. He had the lowest inflation in 30 years, the lowest unemployment rates of modern times, reduced crime rates, and the highest home ownership in the history of our country. Madeline
  • Russia's Constitutional Crisis

    Russia's Constitutional Crisis
    1993 was Russia's Constitutional Crisis. It was a political Stand-Off between the President, and Russia's Parliament. The promblem was resolved with Military force. Boris Yeltsin wanted to get rid of parliament, but he did not have the power to do that. Diaz.
  • Parliament is dissolved.

    Parliament is dissolved.
    In september 1993, Boris Yeltsin dissolved parliament and called for new elections. His supporters and Vice president Rutsoki disobeyed for the new elections.
    Jose Diaz
  • Moscow's White House

    Moscow's White House
    Most Russian Military forces decided to support Yeltsin. Around 5 a.m. Tanks rolled about in the white house and fired. Troops entered the white house and arrested Rustkoi along with some parliamenty supporters. JOSE DIAZ.
  • Blake Meacham is born.

    Blake Meacham is born.
    Blake Meacham, one of the coolest and grooviest guys you'll ever meet, is born. Hehe :)
  • Alex Kaufmann's Birthday and birth day!

    The son of Jeremey Shane Kaufmann was born on July 8th, 1995 in Sioux City Iowa at 4:30 PM. His son was named Alexander SHane Kaufmann and soon becomes an awesome man with great intelligence.
  • Russia bans the Death Penalty

    Russia bans the Death Penalty
    Russia has had the death penalty until the middle of the year 1996. The president then was Boris Yeltsin. He issued a decree to reduce the amounts of death penalties that were being issued to the people.
    -Alex Kaufmannater