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The Cold War

  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Conference at the end of the war in Europe between the US, Russia, and UK. Decisions of post war Germany
  • Atomic Bombs

    Atomic Bombs
    America uses the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It changes warfare, America was the only ones with them.
  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    The Long Telegram was written by George Kennedy for the Americans to know exactly why the Russians were doing what they were doing. It also explained that we needed to put them in Containment. To slow down the process of them taking over countries.
  • The Iron Curtain Speech

    The Iron Curtain Speech
    A speech that was given by Winston Churchill about the Soviet Union taking over countries and that we need to stop it.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    This was when Truman asked the congress for $400 million for a loan for Turkey and Greece
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The Marshall plan was a recovery plan for Europe, because america was scared they were going to turn to communism if they did not get help.
  • Molotov Plan

    Molotov Plan
    A system created by the soviet union to rebuild countries in Easter Europe.
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    Hollywood 10 is a blacklist of media workers because of communism.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    America was dropping supplies for Germany to survive because the Soviet cut there power and there food so they could die.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    America supplied Berlin with food, coal and other supplies to keep them from starving and dying like the Soviet Union wanted. The soviet Union did not like what america was doing.
  • NATO

    NATO is a military alliance. It stands for The North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • First Soviet Bomb Test

    First Soviet Bomb Test
    The Soviet Union tested an atomic bomb and it worked, it changed the power of america. Because they can not hold there atomic bomb over the Soviet Union if they have one.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    A war in China, led by the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Alger Hiss Case

    Alger Hiss Case
    Accused of being a spy for the Soviet Union.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    A war between North Korea and South Korea. To stop the spread of communism
  • Rosenberg Trial

    Rosenberg Trial
    Rosenberg was the first american citizen to be executed for conspiracy of espionage.
  • Korean Armistice

    Korean Armistice
    A agreement signed to end the Korean War.
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    The start to the Indochina war.
  • Army McCarthy hearings

    Army McCarthy hearings
    Series of hearings held by united states senates subcommittee on investigations. They investigated the accusations between the united states army and the united states Senator.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    This was a country wide revolution against the government of the Hungarians Republic and policies made by the USSR.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    A US U2 spy plane was shot down by the soviet union. The pilot was captured.
  • Bay of pigs invasion

    Bay of pigs invasion
    An abortive invasion of Cuba, a failed landing
  • Berlin wall

    Berlin wall
    A concrete barrier that divided Berlin. The German Democratic Republic enforced the construction of the wall.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. It had many different names.
  • assignation of JFK

    assignation of JFK
    The death of the 35th president. He was killed close to the end of his third year in office.
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    Congress passed this and it let the president have to much power and he declared war.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Series of attacks from north Vietnamese to more than 100 cities in south Vietnam.
  • 1968 riots at Democratic convention

    1968 riots at Democratic convention
    People were rioting and started chanting "The whole world is watching" talking about the Vietnam war.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    Students were protesting to pull Americans out of war and 4 students were killed.
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    All parties in the war signed a final agreement in Paris. Only America honored the ceasefire.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    North Vietnam takes over Saigon in South Vietnam. Everyone tried to evacuate
  • Reagan elected

    Reagan elected
    Reagan was elected!!! He defeated Jimmy Carter.
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    Strategic Defense Initiative is SDI. A defense against potential nuclear attacks.
  • ‘Tear down this wall’ speech

    ‘Tear down this wall’ speech
    Reagan gave a speech in front of Berlin wall and told Mr. Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Everyone told Reagan to not give the speech but he believed it would work. And it did.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    They finally took down the wall that separated the Berlin wall. And the cold war ended.