Cold War Thru Civil Rights: Pittman & Gibson

  • Air Raid

    Air Raid
    RaidAllied air raid on Neurenberg.The night of January 2, 1945, 514 British Lancaster bombers and 7 other British planes destroyed most of the old city of Nürnberg.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    YaltaIt took place in a Russian resort town in the Crimea from February 4–11, 1945, during World War Two. At Yalta, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions regarding the future progress of the war and the postwar world.
  • US firebombs Tokyo

    US firebombs Tokyo
    bombUS Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
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    The Greek Civil War

    The Greek Civil WarThe first signs of the civil war occurred in 1942, during the Occupation. The Greek Civil War was between 1946 through 1949. The Greek Civil War was the result of a highly opposed struggle between leftists and rightists that started in 1943.
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    Chinese Commuist Revolution

    Chinese Communist RevolutionWas between 1946 and 1949. The Chinese Communist Revolution was the culmination of the Chinese Communist Party's drive to power since its founding in 1921 and was the second part of Civil War.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman Was an international relations policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech on March 12, 1947. It established that the United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces. The Truman Doctrine effectively reoriented U.S. foreign policy.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Economic RecoveryThe Marshall Plan is created for the economic relief of Western Europe. The Marshall Plan was a greta effect to the economic recovery.
  • NATO

    NATONATO, otherwise known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was to unify and strengthen the Western Allies' military response to a possible invasion of western Europe by the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    Red ScareJoseph Mccarthy appeared about 1950 and fueled the Red Scare in the United States through reckless accusations of suspected communists.
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    Korean War

    Korean WarThe Korean War (25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953)[29][a][31] was a war between the South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's North Korea, at one time supported by China and the Soviet Union.
  • Truman Commits

    Truman Commits
    CommitsTruman commits the US naval and air support to South Korea.
  • US Planes

    US Planes
    bombing US planes accidentally attack Manchurian airfields.The accidental US/UN/ROK bombing of a Manchurian airfield just north of the Yalu River, which separates North Korea from Manchuria, further alarmed PRC leaders.
  • Military Goods boycott

    Military Goods boycott
    UNUN nations start military goods boycott of the People Republic of China.
  • Bombing of Korean Power Plants

    Bombing of Korean Power Plants
    power plants bombingWashington authorizes bombing Korean power plants on the Yalu river.The attack on the Sui-ho Dam was the collective name for a series of mass air attacks by United Nations Command air forces on thirteen hydroelectric generating facilities that took place June 23 and June 24, 1952, during the Korean War.
  • Peace Treaty at Panmunjom

    Peace Treaty at Panmunjom
    Peace Treaty signed at Panmunjom. 38th parallel reset as boundary between communist North and anti-communist South. Cold War tensions continue unabated. Gen. Mark W. Clark says he has "the unenviable distinction of being the first US Army commander to sign an armistice without victory."
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    Civil Rights Movement

    CRMThe Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the reform movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring Suffrage in Southern states.
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    Space Race

    Space RaceThe Space Race was a competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to see which superpower would dominate the exploration of space.
  • President

    Martin Luther King Jr.On December 5, the Montgomery Improvement Association elects Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as president in order to lead the boycott.
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    Veitnam War

    Vietnam WarThe vietnam war was started because President Eisenhower did not want communism to spread throughout the world and eventually to America.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Sputnik 1It was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 23 in diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957.
  • NASA

    NASAThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created in 1958 to bring competing military space programs into one effort. Soon, they developed rockets, built the space capsules and satellites and hired astronaut men to fly/pilot them.
  • U-2 Spy Plane Incident

    U-2 Spy Plane Incident
    IncidentAn American U-2 spy plane is shot down while conducting espionage over the Soviet Union. The incident derailed an important summit meeting between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev that was scheduled for later that month.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Bay of PigsThe Bay of Pigs invasion begins when a CIA-financed and -trained group of Cuban refugees lands in Cuba and attempts to topple the communist government of Fidel Castro. The attack was an utter failure.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    WallThe order for the building of the Berlin wall came to be because over two and a half million people had escaped into the west berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    MissileThe Cuban missile crisis — known as the October Crisis or The Missile Scare (Spanish: Crisis de octubre) in Cuba and the Caribbean Crisis in the former USSR. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other side. The crisis is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict.
  • I Have A Dream Speech

    I Have A Dream Speech
    I Have A DreamMartin Luther King Jr. delivered this speech in Wshington DC at the Lincoln memorial. He delievered it during the march on Washington to 250,000 civil rights activist. In his speech he called for an end to racism.
  • John F. Kennedy Assassination

    John F. Kennedy Assassination
    AssassinationShortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
  • The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution
    resolveIt gave broad congressional approval for expansion of the Vietnam War. The resolution served as the principal constitutional authorization for the subsequent vast escalation of the United States’ military involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    offensiveThe Tet Offensive was a series of suprise attacks in 1968 by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces on major cities, towns, and military bases throughout South Vietnam.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    armstrongOn July 20, 1969, commander Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. The reason behind landing on the moon was to outdo the Soviets since they were the first to launch a satellite into space during the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
  • University Shootings

    University Shootings
    ShotAt noon about 500 students gathered around the Victory Bell on the Commons, the traditional site for rallies. A group of history students, who had organized the protest, buried a copy of the Constitution, which they claimed had been murdered when US troops were sent into Cambodia without a declaration of war by Congress. The newly trained national guard didn't know how to handle this type of problem and fired into the crowd which killed 5 students.
  • Ending of Space Race

    Ending of Space Race
    This was the ending of the Space Race.