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The 20th Century--Period 7

By kolboa
  • Midwest Oil

    Midwest Oil
    During the 1900s, manufactures of cars, ships and aircraft increased so much. They relied on petroleum for fuel. Begining in the 1900s. major oilo fields were discovered in countries around the Persian Gulf and then in Lybia in North Africa. (Rang)
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, NE. Malcolm X was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans.
    Jordan
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Born January 8th, 1935 at 4:35 AM, a star was born. From recording 711 songs to being John Lennon's inspiration, Elvis Presley was a musical god. Throughout Presley's career, Elvis made over 100 billion dollars, making him one of the richest men of his time. Katie Marqusee
  • Napalm

    Napalm
    a thicking/gellitin like agent with a dose of gasoline, that would combust when it struck ground, but this type of napalm has long been absolete, the more modern type of napalm is napalm B, which has the same effect, but different chemical compound. (Noah Walden)
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    The Cold War and the 20th Century

  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    Starting on 16 January 1945, the Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula–Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres a day, through East Prussia, Lower Silesia, East Pomerania, and Upper Silesia, temporarily halting on a line 60 kilometres east of Berlin along the Oder River. It was one of the bloodiest battles in history. by joe rangel
  • Harry Truman becomes president

    Harry Truman becomes president
    Truman had been vice president for only 82 days when President Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945. Truman was unaware of major initiatives relating to the war and the top secret Manhattan Project, which was about to test the world's first atomic bomb. (Henshaw)
  • the arts

    the arts
    the paitings was shown of life and death. shown on how the war began and ended. there is a book on the arts of wars too.
    ~Hope Bateman
  • Nuclear Arms Race

    Nuclear Arms Race
    The Nuclear Arms Race was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States and the Soviet Union. Throughout the postwar time the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a deadly war that dealt with multiple nuclear arms. Development of new nuclear weapons increases and it also increased tensions throughout the globe.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed with atomic weapons

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed with atomic weapons
    The United States drops two atomic weapons on Japan, one on the city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6th, the other on Nagasaki three days later on Aug. 9th. Japan surrenders to the U.S. on August 14th. The use of these atomic weapons ushers in a new era in world history, and a new conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union begins.
    Kolbo
  • Russia vs. Japan

    Russia vs. Japan
    on August 8, 1945, Soviet foreign minister Molotov informed Japanese ambassador Sato that the Soviet Union had declared war on the Empire of Japan, and that from August 9 the Soviet Government would consider itself to be at war with Japan. by joe rangel
  • The Begenning of the Cold War

    The Begenning of the Cold War
    Joseph Stalin was believed to make an attempt to control the world. Durning the Cold War, there was no fighting. Political conflict, Military tension, Proxy wars, and Eeconomic competition were things that went on durning the Cold War. (Henshw)
  • The Nuremburg Trials

    The Nuremburg Trials
    Taking place from 1945 to 1949, the Nuremburg Trials were legal trials geared towards Nazi war criminals which had committed crimes against humanity during the Holocaust. The Allies decided that trials for the Nazi war criminals would be proper to punish them for their deeds. The city of Nuremberg, Germany, was ironically chosen for the trials as Nuremberg once held rallies in support of a Nazi Germany.
    - Victoria Mendoza
  • United Nations Established

    United Nations Established
    The United Nations was established October 24th with representatives from 51 countries. The main purpose was to keep peace between nations all over the world. The United Nations is held in New York City.
    Kelsey McCann
  • The Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine
    Prestdent Harry Truman declared that the United Sates needed to help stop the spread of communism. The U.S. offered finanical help to countried being threatened by communism. This was called the Truman Doctrine.
    Kelsey McCann
  • Supreme Court Bans School Segregation

    Supreme Court Bans School Segregation
    During a time of segregations in the South, the United Sataes Supreme Court bans school segregation. The Chief Justice Warren thought the 'Seperate But Equal' doctrine was unecessary. It was a unanimous vote umoung the Supreme Court.
    Kelsey McCann
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was a program of financial aid and other initiatives, sponsored by the United States, designed to boost the economics of western European countries after WWII and established June of 1947. The plan was named after a U.S. Secretary of State, George C. Marshall. George went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.
    Sarah Fuller
  • The Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift
    The Allies split up Germany into designated sections. The Russians, who fancied Germany all to themselves, shut down all roads and means of transfportation to Berlin in an attempt to drive out France, the U.S., and Britain. But instead of leaving, the U.S. and its allies decided to deliver food to their parts of the city, to aid the people, hence, the Berlin Airlift.
    - Victoria Mendoza
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Following WWII, a delicate balance of power had surfaced between America and the Soviet Union, The opposing ideas of Capitalism and Communism emerged.Senator Joeseph McCarthy was prime on his communist witch hunts in Washington. Food rations were being cut down to 900 calories in some parts of germany which was well below the daily recomended value of nutrition. google, Brandon
  • cold war

    cold war
    during the cold warthe united states and soviet union were fighting together as aliies. but there relationship was very tence.
    ~Hope Bateman
  • Arthur Miller

    Arthur Miller
    • Arthur Miller  October 17th, 1915 – February 10th, 2005. Arthur Miller was an author who mainly wrote horror stories, novels, and plays. Some of the plays he wrote include; After the Fall, All My Sons, The Crucible, The Price and A View from the Bridge. In 1949 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Death of a Salesman. The Pulitzer Prize is an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music. There are only 13 awarded each year.
    Sarah Fuller
  • NATO Begins

    NATO Begins
    NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was an alliance between twelve western countries. The twelve nations involved were: the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg. NATO was relient upon the nuclear power the United States obtained. In retaliation, the Soviet Union and its allies formed the Warsaw Pact.
    -Katherine Clayton
  • First atomic boom for the Russians

    First atomic boom for the Russians
    Joe -1 was the Russia’s first atomic explosion and boom. They named it first lightning at august 29 1949 at Semipalatinsk test site they tested the 22 kt boom. by joe rangel
  • First atomic bomb test by the Soviets

    First atomic bomb test by the Soviets
    RDS-1 was the Soviet Union's first nuclear weapon test. In the west, it was code-named Joe-1, in reference to Joseph Stalin. It was test-exploded on 29 August 1949, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR. (Henshaw)
  • Communist China

    Communist China
    Mao Zedong wanted to follow the Soviet Union’s example and make the People Republic of China. Mao Zedong wanted to make China an Industrial focused country. He failed, but he continued to try and making his opinions heard until his death in 1976.
    -Katherine Clayton
  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism
    Joseph McCarthy was a senator that believed that the reason the United States did not stop the Soviet Union was because the United States had leaders that supported Communism. This belief was called McCarthyism. He caused a lot of havoc to many lives, but he eventually lost his influence over the general public. McCarthyism was most prominent, starting Feburary 9th, 1950 to 1954.
    -Katherine Clayton
  • the koria war

    the koria war
    June 25, 1950 was when the war began. And by July america entered the was on south korias behalf
    ~Hope Bateman
  • Ratification of the 22nd Amendment

    Ratification of the 22nd Amendment
    Congress ratified the 22nd amendment on March 21st, 1951, which put a limit on the amount of presidents' terms to just two terms. At the time, Harry S. Truman was president. This amendment received much criticism from citizens and future presidents alike.
    - Victoria Mendoza
  • 1953 Joseph Stalin Dies

    1953 Joseph Stalin Dies
    Joseph Stalin was one of the greatest leaders of the Soviet Union and General secratary of the communist party serving from 1922 up until he dies in 1953.book Brandon
  • Biologist Discover the Double Helix Structure of DNA

    Biologist Discover the Double Helix Structure of DNA
    For the longest time, no one knew what DNA molecules looked like. That changed when James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA's double-helix. Years later the two were given the Nobel Peace Prize with Mauric Wilkins in medicine.
    Kelsey McCann
  • dew line

    dew line
    dew line means distant early warning line. its a desiged to give early warning of air attacks. the biulding of it had more then 25,000 people working on it
    ~Hope Bateman
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    Post WWII, many viruses such as AIDS, Polio, HIV, etc. thought to be incurable found cures. John Enders successfully cultivated the poliovirus in human tissue at the Children’s Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. In 1954, Jonas Salk first released his polio vaccine for public use.
    Sarah Fuller
  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
    On May 17th, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court was presented with a new case called "Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka", which claimed that "seperate but equal facilities" were inherently not equal. This newly presented case later overturned the Plessy. vs. Ferguson case, which allowed for "seperate but equal facilities". This gave way to the American civil rights movement of the era.
    -Victoria Mendoza
  • NAACP

    NAACP
    NAACP means national association for the advancement. they made black and white schools equal. But in 1957 the membership droped 28 percent.
    ~Hope Bateman
  • Warsaw Pact established

    Warsaw Pact established
    Warsaw Pact 1955-1991
    The formation of a legaly defined, multilateral alliance organization also reinforced the Soviet Union's claim to power status as the leader of the world socialist system. google, Brandon
  • The Southern Manifesto

    The Southern Manifesto
    The Southern Manifesto was a document written in February - March, 1956. The two men that were responsible for such a document were called by the names Adison and Charles. The Manifesto was a document written by legislaturos who were opposed to racial intergration in public places. It was signed by 96 democratic politicians. Katie Marqusee
  • Development of Motion Pictures

    Development of Motion Pictures
    Motion pictures changed in the late 1950’s from being thought of or created by movie studio to a director’s idea. This was called “the New Wave”. The “new wave” films incorporated different elements than traditional motion pictures, such as: editing techniques and the type of camera.
    -Katherine Clayton
  • Hungarian uprising

     Hungarian uprising
    In November 1956, the 1956 Hungarian uprising was brutally suppressed by Soviet troops. About 2500-3000 Hungarian insurgents and 700 Soviet troops were killed, thousands more were wounded, and nearly a quarter million left the country as refugees. The Hungarian uprising was a blow to Western communists; many who had formerly supported the Soviet Union began to criticize it in the wake of the Soviet suppression of the Hungarian uprising. by joe rangel
  • russians launch sputnik

    russians launch sputnik
    Russians launch first artificial satilite.Sputnik was built in a hurry to beat the americans.Scientific aplications of space flight began in the Soviet Union in 1948. source sputnik 1 Brandon
  • soviet union space age

    soviet union space age
    the space age began on october 4, 1957, when the soviet union launched sputnik "the worlds first space satleite" into orbit arownd earth. then the soviets built a rocket with enough power to put a person into orbit. by joe rangel
  • Brgining of the Space Race

    Brgining of the Space Race
    October 4th, 1957. The day the space race began between the Soviets and United States. That was the day the USSR launched Sputnik into orbit. The U.S. retaliated by successfully launching an unmanned satellite in 1958. And got ahead in the race by sending the first man into space-Alan Shepard- in 1961.
    Sarah Fuller
  • The European Economic Community

    The European Economic Community
    The European Economic Community (EEC) (also known as the Common Market), was created to bring economic unification between the inner six countries. It was established January 1, 1958. The six countries included Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The community was used for agreeing on common tariffs on goods coming into the market from nonmember nations.
  • NASA

    NASA
    NASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; it is used for space program, aeronautics, and aerospace research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958, creating NASA. Throughout the years, NASA has done unbelievable things as in, Apollo program, Project Gemini, and Mariner program.
  • The Cuban gov. falls to Marxist rebels

    The Cuban gov. falls to Marxist rebels
    Batista's dictatorial rule fueled increasing popular discontent. Faced with a corrupt and ineffective military itself dispirited by a U.S. Government embargo on weapons sales to Cuba and public indignation and revulsion at his brutality toward opponents, Batista fled on January 1, 1959. google, Brandon
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The Beatles started in 1960 to 1969 in Liverpool, England, becoming extremely popular with their many songs. The four young men created songs about “love and finding one’s place in the world.” In 1964 the Beatles made their first tour around the United States. After Paul’s song “Penny Lane” became a hit, the street signs for signs for the actual Penny Lane in Liverpool disappeared.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that would ride interstate buses into the segragated Southern United States. The riders sentenced to challenge the "status quo" by riding various forms of transportation in the South to challenge local lawas or customs enforced segragation. Katie Marqusee
  • hippies era

    hippies era
    hippies were young people during the 60's, who used their apperance and social mores to distingish themselves from their parents. the hippies era was characterized by rampod drug use casual sex and protest against authority

    (mike petty)
  • Sputnik 5 launches dogs Belka and Strelka into space.

    Sputnik 5 launches dogs Belka and Strelka into space.
    On August 19, 1960, Sputnik 5 carried the dogs Belka and Strelka. It was the first spacecraft to carry animals into orbit and return them alive, Strelka had a baby pup after the mission, and it was given to Caroline Kennedy as a gift. (Henshaw)
  • United States in Vietnam

    United States in Vietnam
    South Vietnam signed a treaty with the United States asking for military assistance against the North. The United Stated began air-raids on communist area in North and South Vietnam. Many Americans believed that U.S. involvement in the war was usless and a waste of American lives.
    Kelsey McCann
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    President Kennedy sent an army to Cuba, but the mission failed when the United States air force was not deployed and in result the Cuban army punished the intruders. The Cubans turned to the Soviet Union for assistance, and in turn the Soviet Union put nuclear missile sites in Cuba. For 13 days the world prepared itself for a nuclear war.
    -Katherine Clayton
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    The March on Washington was attended by 250,000 people, making it the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital and one of the first to have T.V. coverage. The March on Washington represented a coalition of several civil rights movements. It was noted for racial unrest and civil rights demonstrations. Katie Marqusee
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    John F. Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas Jimmy Butler
  • Kennedy Assassination

    Kennedy Assassination
    John F. Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Dallas, TX. He was elected the 35th president of the United States on November 8th, 1960. Less than 3 yrs. after inaugurated, November, 22nd, 1963, he was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. The bullet that killed Kennedy was called the “magic bullet” because it went through Kennedy who was sitting on the right back seat of an open top car, and veered left to go thorough the driver- Connally.
    Sarah Fuller
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. brought change throughout the 1900s; he used boycotts, marches, and sit-ins. Martin received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his efforts to make a change. His famous speech took place in Washington D.C. His famous words, “I have a dream” changed the world.
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act

    1964 Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act was signed into a law in 1964 by Lyndon Johnson. It was a sweeping, comprehensive piece that was intended to end discrimination based on race, color national origin and religion. ~A.W
  • Voting rights

    Voting rights
    1964-1965
    Voting rights in 1965 was a landmark piece of national legislation in the U.S. An act was brought out in 1964, titled - "The Civil Rights Act of 1964" also, as a landmark. This act represented the 'un-equalness' of the voting laws in early 1900's. Leading to only white, adult men being able to vote, this act was sucessful. Katie Marqusee
  • gangs

    gangs
    gangs have been in existance for as long as there have been inhalibant of the world. there are approximatley over a million gang members in the us todaythere was no date that gangs started but violence has increased
    (mike petty)
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)

    National Organization for Women (NOW)
    In 1966, an American activist organization was founded, promoting equal rights to women all over the nation. Comprised of both women and men, this group gained about 250,000 people by the end of its first year. They address rights such as employment equality, child care, and abortion.
    -Victoria Mendoza
  • Alexander begins reformation in Czechoslovikia

    Alexander begins reformation in Czechoslovikia
    Alexander began to start a reformation in Chzechoslovikia he also promisde them civil liberties and democratic reforms it was a program that he started.(Nayib Hernandez)
  • Tet Offensive Attack

    Tet Offensive Attack
    North Vietnam launched a major attack called the Tet Offensive. Which attacked five of South Vietnam's cities. Including most of its provincial and district capitals. (Maria Mendoza)
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was an event in the Vietnam War where they thought it would be a turning point in the war. Where the North, came in the morning, with suprise attacks. Which was a big blow in the Vietnam War. (Noah Walden)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational speaker that fought for African American rights. He was shot on April 4, 1968 on his hotel balcony. Unlike Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. didn't use violence. Ian Hiserote
  • woodstock festival

    woodstock festival
    the woodstock festival exemplified the counter culture of the late 1960's and early 1970's mostly hippies attended this festival and did nothing but party ,dance ,drink and do anything that was illegal
    (mike petty)
  • Apollo 11 mission to put man on the moon

    Apollo 11 mission to put man on the moon
    Launched July 16, 1969 , The apollo 11 mission was to put man on the moon for the first time ever and to beat the soviets. The mission was done by Commander Neil Armstrong, module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Edwin "buzz" Aldrin Jr. Jordan Jordan M
  • Within the 1970s, Leonid Brezhnev leads the Soviet Union

    Within the 1970s, Leonid Brezhnev leads the Soviet Union
    Proven to be a forceful leader, Brezhnev demonstrated that the Soviet government would tolerte no dissent among its satellite nations. He issued the Brezhnev Doctrinene, stating that the Soviet Union would intervene in any satellite nation that seem to be moving away from communism.
    (Dolores Hernandez)
  • kent state

    kent state
    the kent state massacre was a shooting from the people that were an anti-vietnam war convention between natioal gaurdsmen and the kent state police men.
    (mike petty)
  • The signing of SALT

    The signing of SALT
    Nixon was the very 1st president to visit Moscow and and durning that visit the Soviet Leader Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty know as SALT. nayib hernandez
  • disco

    disco
    the disco lasted from the years 1972-1989, popular disco artist were the bee gees, sister ledge, gloria gaynor, chic, and barry white. These people were know for their long lasting parties and crazy dance moves
    (mike petty)
  • Richard Nixon Resignation

    Richard Nixon Resignation
    Richard Nixon the 37 president of the United States, resigns after five years of presidency. Richard Nixon was almost forced to resign after the big watergate scandal, no one would have expected it considering he was in office for a total of 21 years.
    Ian Hiserote
  • WaterGate

    WaterGate
    Began in 1970, the scandel resulted in a break of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in D.C. WaterGate led to the resignation of President Nixon.(wiki) Jordan
  • Civil war in Anogla

    Civil war in Anogla
    The civil war broke out after Anogla independence in 1974 the three main guerrilla groups agreed to establish a transitinoal goverment in 1975, with in two months the groups broke out in a bloody civil war, noticed soviet union and the united states steped in soviet's and cuba supported the group MLPA will the US supported the FNLA, and UNITA. by jaycob davenport
  • Founding Of Mircosoft

    Founding Of Mircosoft
    Established on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates, and Paul Allen quickly rose to dominate home computer operating systems, first with MS-DOS, then followed by Mircosoft Windows operating system, then by Mircosoft Office materials, and programs, then they enetered the video game industry with xbox, and xbox 360, and other products as the Zune, MSN, and Windows Phone, and now own Skype Communications. (Noah Walden)
  • Compact Disc

    Compact Disc
    Sony first demonstrated the CD to the public in sep. of 1976.
    Started being popular in the early 1980's. The CD was used to store data and play audio and was suppossed to be the successor of the gramophone record. Jordan
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space Telescope
    Satelite that was to become the Hubble space telescope was conceived in the 1940s and referred to then as the large space telescope later NASA named it after famous astronomer Edwin Hubble and approved by the U.S congress in 1977. Ramirez
  • Ethiopia conflict

    Ethiopia conflict
    ethiopian emporer was overthrown and a marxist regime came to power. the soviet union say this chance and gave the new regime military aid and its neighboring contry somlia. by jaycob davenport
  • Invasion of Ethiopia

    Invasion of Ethiopia
    The war begain when Somalia invaded Ethiopia over the Ogaden region in Ethiopia. Soviet union switched supplying Somalia and started ethiopia, somalia was later defeated by cuba'en troops with soviet weapons. by jaycob davenport
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    Camp David Accord was followed by a peace treaty signed by Egypt and Israel in March 1979. It established peace on Israel's western border, but did not address the problem of Palestinian refugees. (Rang)
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    In Iran a group of Islamic students decided to take over the United States Embassy. Holding 66 people hostage, 6 escaped, and 14 were released. The 52 that were left were held for 444 days before finally being released. Ian Hiserote
  • Russian, Afghanistan war

    Russian, Afghanistan war
    the conflict started when russia moved in to gain a port and minerals with in afghanistan but was denied. noticeing the struggle the afghan soldiers had the US gave supplys and weapons to them and also tranied them, by jaycob davenport
  • US invades Grenada

    US invades Grenada
    Operation Urgent Fury. On October 25, 1983 the United States decided to invade Grenada. The United States had suspected that the people on the island of Grenada were building secret military equipment. We attacked on one of there national holidays, Thanksgiving. Ian Hiserote
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Explosion

    Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Explosion
    In 1986, the Ukrainian S.S.R nuclear power plant results in a fire that released deadly radioactive dust that spreads over parts of the Soviet Union and Europe. Towns and Village were evacuated due to the explosion. (Dolores Hernandez)
  • Intifada

    Intifada
    Intifada is Arabic for "shaking". Young Palestinians threw rocks, bottles and homemade weapons at army patrols and other Israeli authorities. 300 Palestinians lived, 20,000 were wounded, almost 12,000 were imprisoned. Last about 4 years. (Rang)
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    Commercialization of the internet

    Commercial internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the late 1980s and 1990s and the Internet was commercialized in 1995 when NSFNET was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic. Jimmy Butler
  • The Berlin wall is torn down

    The Berlin wall is torn down
    On Saturday, the 11th of November, 1989, The Berlin Wall was about to finally be torn down, a bunch of people gathered and were ready to be united, the east and west, after so many years. Ramirez
  • Saddam Hussein and Kuwait

    Saddam Hussein and Kuwait
    Saddam and the Iraqi people accuse the Kuwait government of stealing petroleum. This caused a feud between the two countries. It ends up being a two day battle in which Iraq wins and overruns the country, Kuwait is annexed. Ian Hiserote
  • The First Gulf War

    The First Gulf War
    The First Gulf War started on August 2, 1990, It's a war waged by a United Nations authorized coalition force against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait, the operation of ths war was titled Operation Desert Storm. (Henshaw)
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    Persian Gulf War

    In 1991 a war waged by a U.N. authorized coalation that was organized by the US waged on Iraq. That lasted over the course of year, (Noah Walden)
  • Russia Began a Transition to Democracy

    Russia Began a Transition to Democracy
    After the breakup of the Sovient Union, Russia became the largest and most powerful of the newly independent States, under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin. He repurchased many industries and opened Russia to foreign investments. (Dolores Hernandez)
  • The End of the Soviet Union

    The End of the Soviet Union
    In 1991, the Presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the Belavezha Accords, which declared the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Then the Commonwealth of Independent States was established. The following day, the supreme Soviet, which was the highest governmental body of the Soviet Union dissolved itself as well. (Dolores Hernandez)
  • Russian and Chechen Peace Treaty

    Russian and Chechen Peace Treaty
    With the break up of the Soviet Union, Chechnya declared its independence. A war broke out which caused international criticism and caused heavy casualties on both sides. A peace treaty was signed by Russian and Chechen leaders, they pledged to work out the final status of Chechnya in later negotiations. (Dolores Hernandez)
  • The Death Of Notorious B.I.G

    The Death Of Notorious B.I.G
    One of the greatest hip-hop artist of all time Biggie Smalls, what shot, and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angelas on March, 9th, 1997. But during his era he influcened a lot of people with his album Ready To Die which dominated everywhere, and also was part of the biggest era of the West Coast, vs. East Coast Rivalry. His biggest rival was Tupac. Who was killed, an year early. Biggie was signed to Bad Boy Records. After death, Life After Death was released, ceretified Diamond album.(NW)
  • Great Flood in Poland

    Great Flood in Poland
    The flood occured in the summer of 1997 in Poland affecting the drainage and basins of Odra and the Vistula, caused 54 fatalities and materials losses of order of billions of U.S dollars, strucked large part of the country. Ramirez
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous moment of the Cold War. Many Americans became fustrated and angry as the Vietnam War dragged on during the 1960s. (Rang)
  • Death of Princess Diana

    Death of Princess Diana
    Just after midnight on August 31, 1997, in Paris, a car carrying Diana, Princess of Wales went out of control in a Paris tunnel and crashed. Diana died later in a hospital despite efforts to save her, the world was shocked and filled with terror. Ramirez
  • Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

    Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
    Led by Yasir Arafat which he was the chairman of PLO's Executive Committee The United States and Soviet Union realized that they might be drawn into Arab-Israeli conflict. (Rang)
  • Iraq Liberation Act

    Iraq Liberation Act
    On Sept. 28, 1998 congress passed the Iraq Liberation Act to support to efforts of Iraqi opposition groups to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Jimmy Butler
  • Columbine High School Massacre

    Columbine High School Massacre
    Between the hours of 11:19 AM to 12:08 PM, two senior students at Columbine High School in Colorado killed 12 students and 1 teacher, along with injuring 21 students, and 3 more trying to escape. The two proceeded to commit suicide after the event took place. Jimmy Butler
  • Euro established

    Euro established
    Eleven of the fifteen europeon nations are taking part in changing their curreny to the euro. Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Greece are not changing to the euro but are likely to switch over. Jordan