The United States in World Affairs

  • Korean War

    Korean War
    American Troops help defend South Korea. Conflict between UN forces against North Korea and later China. Korea remained divided at 38th parallel.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    U. S sponsored invasion of Cuba fails. a group of Cuban exiles organized and supported by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency landed on the southern coast of Cuba in an effort to overthrow Fidel Castro. When the invasion ended in disaster, President Kennedy took full responsibility for the failure
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    US forces Soviet union to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba. U.S. discovered Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, President John F. Kennedy demanded their removal and announced a naval blockade of the island.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    US build up of troops in vietnam war. Between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the non-communist armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
  • SALT

    President Richard Nixon visits China and Soviet Union. Nixon and Brezhnev sign the first SALT treaty. Negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    Paris Peace Accords are signed, ending U.S involvement in Vietnam War. cease-fire agreement where the US agreed to withdraw their troops from South Vietnam.
  • Panama

    U.S Signs treaty agreeing to retun Canal Zone and control of canal to panama by 1999.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    President Jimmy Carter sponsors peace talks between Egypt and Israel. The first signed agreement between Israel and an Arab country, in which Egyptian president Anwar Sadat recognized Israel as a legitimate state and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin agreed to return the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt.
  • Embargo on Soviet Union

    In response to Soviet invasion ofAfghanistan, US places an embargo on sales of american grain to soviet union, boycotts moscow olympic games and delays completion of SALT II.
  • China

    U.S establishes full diplomatic relations with China.The United States and China are usually neither allies nor enemies; the US government does not regard China as an adversary but as a competitor in some areas and a partner in others.
  • Invasion of Grenada

    Invasion of Grenada
    President Ronald Reagan orders invasion of grenada after a marxist revolution in that caribbean nation. Triggered by a bloody military coup which had ousted a four-year revolutionary government, the invasion resulted in a restoration of constitutional government.
  • Iran Weapons Deal

    Iran Weapons Deal
    American public learns that US secretly sold weapons to iran in hopes of gaining release of american hostages in lebanon.The scandal began as an operation to free the seven American hostages being held in Lebanon by a group with Iranian ties connected to the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. It was planned that Israel would ship weapons to Iran, and then the United States would resupply Israel and receive the Israeli payment.
  • Invasion of Panama

    Invasion of Panama
    US invades Panama and captures Manuel Noriega. Leader of the Panamanian Defense Forces, Noriega supplied information to the CIA during the Bush administration, but was indicted in 1988 for drug and other charges and eventually captured and convicted after a military standoff with U.S. troops in Panama
  • Summit in Washington

    Summit in Washington
    Bush and Gorbachev hold summit in Washington D.C. Centered on Germany and its place in a changing Europe.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    U.S led multintional force ends Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Conflict between Iraq and a coalition of countries led by the United States to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait which they had invaded in hopes of controlling their oil supply. A very one sided war with the United States' coalition emerging victorious