the cold war and beyond

  • FDR dies

    FDR dies
    President Truman gets thrown into the role of president after a short 79 days of being vice president. This was because president FDR died, forcing Truman to step up and take over the presidency.
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    The cold war and beyond

  • The end of world war II

    The end of world war II
    Truman may have done a lot of wrong things, but one correct thing he did was end world war II
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    President Truman decides to use atomic warfare on Japan in order to get them to leave the war. He allows the USAAF to drop “little boy” and “Fat Man” On Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus devastating the area for years to come. To this day, people can’t live their without getting radiation poisoning, crops can’t grow there, animals who live there aren’t fit to be eaten etc. What was once a prosperous region became a deserted area with no hope and will be so for years to come.
  • Cease-Fire!!!

    President Eisenhower oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War
  • Vietnam war

    Vietnam war
    The Vietnam war starrts in 1955. Presiden Jonnson comes along and increases the troop committment to Vietnam, and escalates the war.
  • Interstate system

    Interstate system
    President Eisenhower, began the Interstate Highway System. He wanted U.S. Troops to be able to travel to any location in the country at safe rate of 70 mph.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    President Eisenhower let 3 months before his “Bay of Pigs” plan could actually occur. President John F Kennedy ended up having this scheme fall into his lap, and didn’t like it. He still allowed it to happen, but it failed just as he predicted. The CIA disappointed the entire nation and the United States was humiliated- for the first time in quite some time, we looked weak and unorganized. Since then, the USSR didn’t take JFK or America too seriously and sorely underestimated us.
  • Kennedy assassination

    Kennedy assassination
    President Kennedy was killed
  • Cambodia

    United States bombs Viet Cong sites in Cambodia Student protests in United States turn violent
  • Vietnamization and Nixon Doctrine

    Vietnamization and Nixon Doctrine
    Nixon announces policy of Vietnamization and Nixon Doctrine Ho Chi Minh dies
  • Nixon secret letters

    Nixon secret letters
    Kissinger begins secret negotiations with North Vietnam Nixon visits China, USSR Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam Nixon wins reelection Nixon authorizes Christmas Bombing in North Vietnam
  • End of the war!

    End of the war!
    Cease-fire declared in Vietnam
  • 1987 treaty on intermediate-range nuclear force missiles

    1987 treaty on intermediate-range nuclear force missiles
    both sides eliminated their intermediate range and short range missiles.
  • Berlin wall goes down!

    Berlin wall goes down!
  • USSR collapse

    USSR collapse
    The USSR finally collapses and the cold war has ended! This brought about the fall of communism
  • Iraq war

    Iraq war
    President Bush started the Gulf war because he believed that there were nuclear weapons in Iraq-some say this war was for oil
  • 9/11

    on sptember 11th 2001 the world was shocked to wake up one day with no twin towers and no world trade center. This brought about the Iraq war, which has been causing mayhem and chaios for years.
  • aghanistan war

    aghanistan war
    Iraq ran out of oil, so america went to afghanistan, to drain the country of its natural resources, fight the Taliban and kill Osama Bin Laden.