The Cold War: 1942-1953

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In History
  • Executive order 9066 is signed.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066 allowing the United States military to define areas as exclusionary zones. These zones affect the Japanese on the West Coast, and Germans and Italians primarily on the East Coast.
  • The start of the 1st Atomic Bomb

    The development of the first atomic bomb is signed into agreement between the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York.
  • The Big Inch crude-oil pipeline is completed

    The line serves as a transportation alternative to tankers that are being sunk by German submarines. The line also supplies export petroleum to the East Coast so that the reduced number of tankers can meet the demands of the European war fronts with the shorter-haul distance across the Atlantic.
  • The Pentagon was built

    The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense. It is the world's largest office building, The Pentagon, was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • The G.I Bill was Signed

    The G.I. Bill of Rights was signed into law, providing benefits to veterans.
  • President Roosevelt dies

  • President Roosevelt's Death

    President Roosevelt died suddenly. Vice President Harry S. Truman assumes the presidency and role as commander in chief of World War II.
  • Germany surrenders

    the German High Command, in the person of General Alfred Jodl, signs the unconditional surrender of all German forces, East and West, at.
  • The bombing of Hiroshima

    The gun model uranium bomb, called Little Boy, is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
  • The bombing of Nagasaki

    The implosion model plutonium bomb, called Fat Man, is dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • The Surrender of Japan

    The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close.
  • The Committee on Civil Rights

    President Harry Truman established the President's Committee on Civil Rights to investigate the status of civil rights in the United States and propose measures to strengthen and protect the civil rights of American citizens.
  • The Marshall Plan

    President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which authorized $15 billion in aid for 16 countries.
  • The Hydrogen Bomb

    The successful Soviet detonation of an atomic device in September caused the United States to accelerate its program to develop the next stage in atomic weaponry.
  • The Korean War begins

    North Korea invades South Korea.
  • The 22nd Amendment

    the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution was added, limiting Presidents to two terms.
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidency (4th term)

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn-in for his 4th term as U.S. President.
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    Harry S. Truman Presidency

    Harry S. Truman became the 33th president of the United States.
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidency

    Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th president of the United States.