The Cold War 1960-1965

  • Alliance for Progress

    Alliance for Progress
    This was a program that hepled Latin America and started in 1961. It relieved the poverty and social inequities of the continents. The Alliance for Progress included United States military and it tried to counter against Communism.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    This invasion took place on April 17,1961. It was an attempt for Cuba (who was backed by the United States) to overthrow Fidel Castro. This was unsuccessful. This failure embarrased Kennedy.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Berlin Wall was thought up by a man named Walter Ulbricht. He was the East German Leader. The wall started being built at midnight on a Sunday. Many railways, city or underground, were closed, and even things like cemetaries were demolished.
  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro
    In December 1961, Fidel Castro wanted a revolution against the Soviet Union. Tensions between him and the United States started to grow more and more. Between the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missle Crisis, these tensions were very large.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    This crisis started on October 15,1962. It was about the Soviet Union having nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba. Tensions built between Cuba and the U.S. Khrushchev said he would remove the Soviet missles and their personnel if the U.S. doesn's invade Cuba
  • Hot-line Between U.S. and Soviet Union

    Hot-line Between U.S. and Soviet Union
    This hot-line was created in 1963. It was a direct hot-line from the United States to the Soviet Union. This line was used for crisis' and emergencies. It helped out one or the other in urgent situations.
  • J.F.K. shows people failure of Soviet Union

    J.F.K. shows people failure of Soviet Union
    This happened in 1963. John F. Kennedy told people of Berlin about what the Berlin Wall was really for. The system of the Soviets failed, so the created the Berlin Wall.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    He supported everything the United States was doing overseas in the Cold War. J.F.K. "authorized the coup" that ended up dethroning and killing Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam on November 1, 1963. He said that he would not reduce troops by 100 in the Cold War
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    This was passed on Augest 7, 1964. It allowed "military action in Southeast Asia." This all happened because torpedo boats, from North Vietnam, attacked some United States' destroyers.