Cold war

The Cold War

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    Truman Administration

  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Harry S. Truman declared it to be the foreign policy to help any country whose stability was threatened by communism. The United States would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid so they wouldn't fall into communism. Turkey received $100 million in economic and military aid, and Greece received $400 million.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was an American program to help Europe.The U.S. gave money to help rebuild European economies so Communism wouldn't spread. It wad also offered to The Soviet Union and its allies, but they did not accept it.
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    Berlin Blockade

  • NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Program)

    NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Program)
    NATO is a military allience based on the North Atlantic treaty. The members (founders listed below) agreed that an armed attack against any one of them in Europe or NOrth America would be an attack against them all.
    -United States
    -United Kingdon
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    McCarthyism is making accusations of disloyalty or treason without proper evidence. It originates from the Second Red Scare,when there was extreme fear of communist influence in the U.S. The number imprisoned is in the hundreds, and ten to twelve thousand lost their jobs.
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    Korean War

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    Eisenhower Administration

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    Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw Pact was created in response to the integration of West Germany into NATO. It was formed to prevent another invasion of Russian territory.
    -East Germany
    -Soviet Union
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    Vietnam War

  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to be put in Earth's orbit. It was launched by the Soviet Union, and ignited the Space Race with the U.S., and even marketed the started of the Space Age.
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    Kennedy Administration

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion (17th-19th)

    Bay of Pigs Invasion (17th-19th)
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccesful action by a CIA trained and financed force of Cuban exiles to invade south Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro. The Cuban armed forces were trained and equipped by the Eastern Bloc nations.They defeated the invaders in three days,
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    In a 13 day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other, the opposing governments began to build secret bases in Cuba for ballistic nuclear missles that had the ability to attack the U.S. It was the moment in the Cold War was closest to becoming a nuclear confrontation. The crisis ended Octber 28th, 1962, when the Soviets would dismantle their weapons if the U.S. never invaded Cuba,
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    Johnson Administration

  • Gulf of Tonkin Incedent

    Gulf of Tonkin Incedent
    A sea battle occured because the U.S.S. Maddox engaged three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was the outcome; Lyndon B. Johnson had authority to help any southeast Asian country whose government was considered in trouble by communist aggression.
  • Fidel Castro becomes the Prime Minister of Cuba

    Fidel Castro becomes the Prime Minister of Cuba
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    From January 30th to August 30th, 1968, a military campaign launched by the People's Army of Vietnam against South Vietnam, the U.S, and their allies. The VPA were using the element of surprise, striking military and civilian control centers when no attacks were supposed to happen. Their biggest goal, to start an uprising, was a failure.Confidence in the government was ruined, since the offensive showed that even with American support, the government couldn't protect the citizens.
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    Nixon Administration

  • First Moon Landing

    First Moon Landing
    The U.S. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon. It fulfilled President Kennedy's goal of reaching the Moon before the Soviet Union by the end of the 1960's. The moon landing ended to Space Race and the race to the Moon.
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    Ford Administration

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    Carter Administration

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    Soviet War in Afghanistan

  • Miracle on Ice

    Miracle on Ice
    The United States team, made of amateur and college players beat the Soviet Union men's ice hockey team, who had won almost every world championship and Olympic tournament since 1954.
  • Summer Olympics Boycott

    Summer Olympics Boycott
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    Reagan Administration

  • Tianamen Square Protests (April 15th-June 4th)

    Tianamen Square Protests (April 15th-June 4th)
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Collapse of the Soviet Union
  • Mikhail Gorbachev Becomes Head of U.S.S.R.

    Mikhail Gorbachev Becomes Head of U.S.S.R.