The Cold War to Civil Rights Ayscue & Edwards

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    Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg TrialsThe purpose of the Nuremberg trials was to bring Nazi war criminals to justice. There were a series of 13 trials carried out in Nuremberg, Germany between 1945-1949
  • Atomic Energy Comission

    Atomic Energy Comission
    Atomic Energy The Federal agency (AEC) was created to manage the development, use, and control of atomic energy for military and civilian applications. The AEC's regulatory programs sought to ensure public health and safety form the hazards of nuclear power without imposing excessive requirements that would inhibit the industry.
  • The Red Scare (McCathryism)

    The Red Scare (McCathryism)
    Red ScareThe term "Red Scare" is used to describe periods of extreme anti-communism in the United States. There were two Red Scare periods. The first one occurred after WWI and the Russian Revolution (1919-1920). And the second Red Scare occurred during the Cold War, after WWII (1947-1957).
  • Burma Becomes Independent

    Burma Becomes Independent
    Burma became an independent republic, named the Union of Burma. Burma did not become a member of the Commonwealth, unlike most other former British colonies
  • USSR blockade Berlin

    USSR blockade Berlin
    Berlin blockadeThe Berlin blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocks all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. It turned out to be a terrible diplomatic move by the Soviets.
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    Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift The Berlin Airlift was called the first battle of the Cold War. It all started when the western countries delivered much needed food and supplies to the city of Berlin through the air because all other routes were blocked by the Soviet Union. After 10 months of this, the Soviet Union stopped the blockade and the airlift was over.
  • U.S. Withdrawls Troops

    U.S. Withdrawls Troops
    The United States withdraws its troops from Korea. Due to increased pressure form the public, and the increased dissatisfaction with the war, Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon felt required to deescalate, or stop sending troops to Vietnam.
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    The Korean War

    Korean WarThe Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). North Korea made a surprised attack on South Korea. The North Korean invaders hoped to take Seoul, which was the South Korean capital
  • Truman orders American Forces

    Truman orders American Forces
    President Harry S. Truman orders American forces stationed in Japan to go to Korea. He sent them there to help aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea.
  • Truman Assassintionn Attempt

    Truman Assassintionn Attempt
    This is the second of two assassination attempts on U.S President Harry S. Truman. This assassination was described as "the biggest gunflight in Secret Service histrory."A lot of officers were shot but President Truman was not harmed.
  • Treaty of Peace with Japan

    Treaty of Peace with Japan
    Treaty of Peace was between Japan and part of the Allied Powers. It was signed by 48 nations at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, United States.
  • Eisenhower Elected President

    Eisenhower Elected President
    President EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower was elected the 34th president. He concentrated on maintaining world peace. He urged the necessity of maintaining an adequate millitary strength, but cautioned that vast, longpcontinued millitary expenditures could breed potential dangers to our way of life.
  • Joseph Stalin's Death

    Joseph Stalin's Death
    Stalin's DeathJoseph Stalin suffered a stroke on March 1st before finally succumbing to a brain hemorrhage five days later. Some people thought he died from being poisoned and it was later after his death that there was blood thinner and rat killer warfarin found in his system.
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    Hydrogen Bomb
    Hydrogen BombThe Soviet Union detonated a hydrogen bomb at the Semipalatinsk test site in northern Kazakhstan. The project was organized by the First Chief Directorate under Lavrentii Berla, Minister of State Security.
  • McCarthy Condemned

    McCarthy Condemned
    The U.S. Senate condemned Senator Joseph McCarthy for misconduct following his ruthless investigations of thousands of allefed Communists. He failed to cooperate with the Subcommitte on Privilefes and Elections of the Senate COmmittee on Rules and Administration in clearing up matters referred to that subcommittee.
  • Warsaw Pact Signed

    Warsaw Pact Signed
    Warsaw PactThe Soviet Union and seven of its European satellites signed this treaty. The Warsaw Pact is a mutual defense organization that put the Soviets in command of the armed forces of the member states.
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    Vietnam War

    Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War was fought between communist North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The Viet Cong were Vietnamese rebels in the South who fought against the South Vietnam and the United States. This war was considered a "proxy" war in the Cold War, which means that a war was instigated by a major power that does not itself become involved. (The war really ended in 1975.)
  • Rosa Parks refuses her seat

    Rosa Parks refuses her seat
    Rosa ParksRosa Parks refused to give up her sea to a white man on a bus which spark Montgomery bus boycott and is considered the beginning of the civil rights movements. After this event happened, Rosa became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest against segregared public facilites in Alabama. This was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and lasted for 381 days.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Sputnik 1Sputnik 1 was the first atificial Earth satelitle. The launch marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.S.R. space race.
  • Fidel Castro becomes Dictator

    Fidel Castro becomes Dictator
    Castro becomes Ruler Fidel Castro becomes dictator of Cuba. He has effectively taken over as leader of Cuba and remained ruler for the next four decades.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    First Human in SpaceYuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth. His spacecraft was named Vostok 1.
  • JFK "Man on the Moon" Speech

    JFK "Man on the Moon" Speech
    JFK Man on Moon Speech U.S. felt embarrassed that Russia had put the first man in space. President John F. Kennedy felt great pressure to have the U.S. "catch up to and overtake" the Soviet Union in the "space race."
  • Burlin Wall Built

    Burlin Wall Built
    Burlin WarIt started out with a barbed wire fence to separate East and West Berlin but then East German authorities began to build a wall, the Berlin Wall, to permanently close off access to the West. It has stood as the most tangible symbol of the Cold War. Its a literal "iron curtain" dividing Europe.
  • Adolf Eichmann was Sentenced to Death

    Adolf Eichmann was Sentenced to Death
    Nazi SS-Colonel Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem for his role in the Holocaust. Eichmann had organized the deportation of Jews from all over occupied Europe to Nazi death camps.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis Now John F. Kennedy notified Americans about the presence of the missiles, explained his decision to enact a naval blockade around Cuba. He also made it clear the U.S. was prepared to use military force if necessary to neutralize this perveiced threat to national secutiry.
  • Mariner II

    Mariner II
    The Mariner II space probe sent back information from the planet Venus. It was the first information ever received from another planet.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem Executed

    Ngo Dinh Diem Executed
    Ngo Dinh Diem Executed Ngo Dinh Diem was the U.S. chosen president of the South Vietnam. He was hated by many Vietnamese because he was not a good leader. He was captured and then executed.
  • JFK's Death

    JFK's Death
    JFK Assassination President John F. Kenedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. The president was shot in the neck and head.
  • Ho Chi Minh Died

    Ho Chi Minh Died
    Ho Chi Minh died during the Vietnam War. He died from heart failure. The city of Saigon was later renamed to Ho Chi Minh City in honor of him.
  • Abolish Death Penalty

    Abolish Death Penalty
    The Bristish House of Commons voted 343-185 to abolish the death penalty in England. It has been the policy of successive UK governments to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle.