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The Cold War

  • Alger Hiss case

    Alger Hiss case
    Alger Hiss was accused of spreading secrets of secret military information to the Soviet Union.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Conference at the end of the in Europe between the U.S, Russia, and Uk. Discussion of post-war Germany. Stalin promises free elections in E. Europe.
  • Atomic Bombs - Hiroshima/Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombs - Hiroshima/Nagasaki
    The Atomic bomb changed the tide of war. America was the only country to be able to construct that type of technology at that time. Even though other countries like Russia tried to construct the bomb they couldn't succeed till a few years later.
  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    The Long Telegram was a basis for the United States to start using its "containment" strategy towards the Soviet Union. The United States strategy was to slowly get in the way of the Soviet Union to blockade them and confront them into backing off.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Winston Churchill was invited by President Truman and he gave the Iron Curtain Speech to the country. Churchill argued, "stressed the necessity for the US and Britain to act as the guardians of peace and stability against the menace of Soviet commuisum."
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    motion-picture producers, directors, and screenwriters who appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in October 1947, refused to answer questions regarding their possible communist affiliations, and, after spending time in prison for contempt of Congress.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine is an American foreign policy, that originated with the primary goal of containing Soviet geopolitical expansion during the cold war. The main aim of the Truman Doctrine is that the United States would provide political, military, and economic assistance to all democratic nations.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshell Plan provided aid to western Europe following the destruction of World War ll.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Soviet Union cut off all foreign supplies from east Berlin Germany and made a wall between the West and East side of Berlin where no one or thing could get through. This was the first sign/act of war.
  • NATO - (Berlin Airlift)

    NATO - (Berlin Airlift)
    Western Allies started a massive airlift to counter the Berlin Blockade made by the Soviet Union.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was in response to the soviet blockade in West Berlin. They shipped food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the city.
  • First soviet bomb Test

    First soviet bomb Test
    This was the first time the Soviet Union detonated its first atomic bomb. It was in a Semipalatinsk Test site, in Kazakhstan.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution (Berlin Airlift)

    Chinese Communist Revolution (Berlin Airlift)
    The successes and failures of the Chinese Communist Revolution were to be able to give peasants land.
  • Rosenberg trial

    Rosenberg trial
    Julius Rosenberg was arrested on suspicion of espionage after having been named by Sgt. David Greenglass, Ethel's younger brother and a former machinist at Los Alamos, who also confessed to passing secret information to the USSR through a courier, Harry Gold.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The spread of communism during the cold war started was one of the many events to start the Korean War.
  • Korean Armistice

    Korean Armistice
    complete cessation of all hostilities in Korea by all armed force" that was to be enforced by the commanders of both sides.
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the decisive engagement in the First Indochina War. It consisted of a struggle between French and Viet Minh forces for control of a small mountain outpost on the Vietnamese border near Laos.
  • Army-McCarthy hearings

    Army-McCarthy hearings
    The Army–McCarthy hearings were a series of hearings held by the United States Senate's Subcommittee on Investigations (April–June 1954) to investigate conflicting accusations between the United States Army and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The cause of the Hungarian Revolutions is because they hated the spread of Russian communism.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    The confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union began with the shooting down of a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane over the Soviet Union and caused the collapse of a summit conference in Paris between the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and France.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built by the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War to prevent its population from escaping Soviet-controlled East Berlin to West Berlin, which was controlled by the major Western Allies.
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    Abortive invasion of Cuba at the bay of pigs, or Playa Giron to Cubans, on the southwestern coast by some 1,500 Cuban exiles opposed to Fidel Castro.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam.
  • Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Invasion of Czechoslovakia
    The Soviet Union-led Warsaw Pact troops in an invasion of Czechoslovakia to crack down on reformist trends in Prague.
  • 1968 riots at Democratic convention

    1968 riots at Democratic convention
    The police riot in full swing on Michigan Avenue in front of the Democratic party's convention headquarters, the Conrad Hilton hotel, television networks broadcast live as the anti-war protesters began the now-iconic chant.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    The killings took place during a peace rally opposing the expanding involvement of the Vietnam War into neutral Cambodia by United States military forces as well as protesting the National Guard presence on campus
  • Nixon visits China

    Nixon visits China
    Improved relations with the Soviet Union and the PRC are often cited as the most successful diplomatic achievements of Nixon's presidency. The reason for opening up China was for the U.S. to gain more leverage over relations with the Soviet Union.
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    All parties to the conflict, including South Vietnam, signed the final agreement in Paris on January 27. As it turned out, only America honored the cease-fire. ... A little over 2 years later, 30 North Vietnamese divisions conquered the South and restored peace in Vietnam
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The US was forced to abandon its embassy in the city and evacuate more than 7,000 US citizens and South Vietnamese by helicopter. The takeover forced the South Vietnamese to surrender and end the war.
  • Reagan elected

    Reagan elected
    The 1980 United States presidential election was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Democratic president Jimmy Carter in a landslide victory.
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced his intention to embark upon groundbreaking research into a national defense system that could make nuclear weapons obsolete.
  • ‘Tear down this wall’ speech

    ‘Tear down this wall’ speech
    Reagan called for the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to open the Berlin Wall, which had separated West and East Berlin since 1961.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    As the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, the spokesman for East Berlin's Communist Party announced a change in his city's relations with the West. Starting at midnight that day, he said, citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country's borders.