Cold war

After WW2 to 1970

  • Japanese surrender, end of WWII

    Japanese surrender, end of WWII
    The ceremony was on board a battleship named the USS Missouri along with British and U.S. ships in the Tokyo Bay.The Japanese surrenederd because of the attack with an atomic bomb in Hiroshima and this took all the hope the Japanese had for victory.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    The remains
    Hitler commited suicide by taking cyanide along with his wife and then shooting himself in the head in an underground bunker (Fuhrerbunker). Hitler knew that he would be captured by the Russians which was not his biggerst concern. Hitler just could not bare the thought of being hung and humiliated infront of his empire which is why he killed himself.
  • Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" speech

    Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" speech
    In this speech, Churchill gave the stated a phrase that surprised Britain and the United States "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent."Winston was announcing a truth that so many in the West were unwilling to admit - the onset of the Cold War
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    Greek Civil War

  • Truman doctrine

    Truman doctrine
    Truman used this to declare that the United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
  • Dead Sea scrolls found

    Dead Sea scrolls found
    The Scrolls
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of texts found at Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank of the water mass. The text in these scrolls are of great historical and religious value because they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of Judaism.
  • Gandhi's Assasination

    Gandhi's Assasination
    Gandhi was going through the Biria House gardens to the pergola where he was going to deliver his daily prayer. Gandhi's assasin was a Hindu named Nathura Vinayak Godse. This man shot Gandhi three times with a pistol three feet away. He died 25 minutes later at the age of 78.
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    Berlin Blockade

  • First non-stop Flight Around the World

    First non-stop Flight Around the World
    First Non-stop flight
    Lucky Lady II is a United States Air Force Boeing B-50 Superfortress that was the first airplane to circle the world nonstop when it made the journey in 1949, assisted by in-flight refueling. Total time airborne was 94 hours and 1 minute.
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    Korean War

  • Federal Civil Defense Administration established

    Federal Civil Defense Administration established
    Duck and Cover
    The Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) was organized by President Harry S. Truman. The agency attempted to put forward a nationwide plan for fallout shelters, but confusion led to insufficient budgets, and in later years, the agency focused on evacuation as a strategy.
  • Rosenburg executions

    Rosenburg executions
    Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were American citizens executed for espionage. They passed classified information to the Soviet Union about the American's atomic bomb
  • Warsaw Pact formed

    Warsaw Pact formed
    The summary of the Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was a mutual defense treaty among eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War. It was established under the initiative of the Soviet Union and signed on 14 May 1955, in Warsaw.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    Rosa Parks Incident
    Bet you didn't know
    Rosa Parks was an African American Civil Rights Activist. One day she refused to give up her seat to a white man because she was against the segregation laws. She later was arrested.
  • Little Rock Nine incident

    Little Rock Nine incident
    Little Rock Nine
    Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, where the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.
  • Spuknit launched into orbit

    Spuknit launched into orbit
    The scare of Sputnik . The satellite brought the Soviet Union into the technological spotlight and this showed that the world is able to become more modern. This then launched the begining of the space race
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    Space Race

  • Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

    Fidel Castro takes over Cuba
    Who is he?
    Fidel Castro took power in Cuba due to the Cuban Revolution, He sent his armed 26th of July regiment to overthrow the government and he finally outsed President Batista. He turned Cuba into a revolutionary socialist state and he became their dictator.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    An American U-2 (spy plane), was flying over one of the Soviet Union's airspaces surveiling Cuban territory. The United States wanted to get proof that the Soviet's had missiles in Russia. Soviet forces shot down the U-2. Luckily, the pilot srurvived but unluckiy, he was sentenced to prison for espionage.
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    CIA's 'Perfect Failure'
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military invasion of Cuba. U.S forces attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro's left wing of government. The attack launched in Guatemala and U.S forces were defeated in 3 days by Cuban armed forces. This eventually led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Berlin Border Closed

    Berlin Border Closed
    East Germany closed the Berlin Wall because the East Berlin citizens revolted on the guards at the wall. The guard felt severely outnumbered so they let the citizens pass through. After this, the wall was torn down for good.
  • Berlin Wall Construction Begins

    Berlin Wall Construction Begins
    East Berlin didn't want massive emeigration and defection which marked Germany and the Eastern bloc so, the communist government of East Germany began building the Berlin Wall to divide East and West Berlin. Construction of the wall caused a short-term crisis in U.S.-Soviet bloc relations, and the wall came to symbolize the Cold War.
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    Cuban Missle Crisis

  • Letter from Berminghan Jail

    Letter from Berminghan Jail
    The letter defends the resistance to racism, arguing that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws. After an early setback, it enjoyed widespread publication and became a key text for the American civil rights movement of the early 1960s.
  • First Woman in Space

    First Woman in Space
    The first space woman
    Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She was Russian and in order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, she had to enlist in the air force. She was also the first civilian to enter space. She was in space for 2 days, 23 hours, and 12 minutes.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March
    The March on Washington was a part of the Civil Rights Movement. Martlin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream Speech" to a enormous crowd of whites and black from the Lincoln Memorial all the way to the Washington Monument and to others across the United States. His speech moved many Americans and enede segregation laws.
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    Vietnam War

  • Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court of Justice Judge

    Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court of Justice Judge
    The legacy
    Thurgood Marshall was the Uinited States' first African American judge in the court of justice. He served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after being appointed by President John F. Kennedy and then served as the Solicitor General after being appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    In the Tet Offensive, the Viet Cong and the forces of North Vietnam fought the forces of South Vietnam, the United States, and its allies. The offensive was the largest military operation conducted by either side up to that point in the war. South Vietnam came out victorious.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The My Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass murder of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam. It was committed by the U.S. Army soldiers from the Company C of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division. Victims included women, men, children, and infants.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assasination

    Martin Luther King Jr. assasination
    The assasination tapes
    King was assasinated on the balcony of the Lorraine motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Kings death started outbreaks of racial violence, resulting in 40 deaths and extensive property damage in over 100 different cities nationwide. Later, a man named James Earl Ray confessed to the assassination and was sentenced to a 99-year prison term.
  • Apollo 11 lands on moon

    Apollo 11 lands on moon
    Apollo 11 was the name of the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the commanders of this spacecraft. It took them just under a day for them to venture back to earth.