The US vs Soviet Union in The Cold War and 1980 Miracle Team

Timeline created by slthibault
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    A doctrine made by President Truman of the uNited States that said the US should give support and aid to countries who were threatened by the Soviet Union.
  • Berlin Airflift

    Berlin Airflift
    The Berlin Airlift made by the United States supplied food and fuel to West Berlin citizens because the Soviet Union closed off land access to Berlin.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    Ths plan was made by the United States to prevent the spread of communism by the Soviet Union.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    NATO was a treaty beteween European and North America countries formed to defend Europe and the North Atlantic against the Soviet Union
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    This plan was made in retaliation to NATO and it was a treaty of mutual defense between communist states in Europe under Siviet influence
  • Explosion of the First Hydrogen Bomb

    Explosion of the First Hydrogen Bomb
    The Unites States exploded the first H Bomb in the Pacific Ocean, this opened up the world to nuclear weapons.
  • Sputnik is Launched

    Sputnik is Launched
    The Soviet Union launched the first artificial earth satellite into an elliptical law earth orbit to win the "Space Race"
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    This Crisis folllowed the United States discovery of Soviet Union nuclear missiles in Cuba. This was a very dangerous time.
  • Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics

    Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics
    The underdog 1980 United States Olympic Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 in the semifinals. They defeated the odds, and came out on top- achieving somethging many would consider to be impossible. It was more than just a game, it gave hope to Americans and gave them something to be proud of. They had beaten the Soviet's in a hockey game, so why couldn't they defeat them in a war?