By ash301
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    American troops help defend South Korea
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    U.S. sponsored invastion of Cuba fails
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    U.S. forces Soviet Union to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba
  • US build of of Troops

    US build of of Troops
    Vietnam War
  • SALT

    President Richard Nixon visits China and Soviet Union. Nixon and Brezhnev sign first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
  • Peace Accords

    Peace Accords
    Paris Peace Accords are signed, ending U.S.. involvement in Vietnam War
  • OPEC

    OPEC places an embargo on oil to U.S. because of the nation's support for Israel in October War
  • Canal Zone

    Canal Zone
    U.S. signs treaty agreeing to return 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
  • China

    U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with China

    In Response to Soviet incasion of Afghanistan, U.S. places an embargo on sales of American grain to Soviet Union, boycotts Moscow Olympic Games, and delays completion of SALT II
  • Grenada

    President Ronald Reagan orders invasion of Grenada after a Marxist revolution in the Caribbean nation
  • Iran Weapons Deal

    Iran Weapons Deal
    American public learns that U.S. secretly sold weapons to Iran in hopes of gaining release of American Hostages in Lebanon
  • Invasion

    U.S. invades Panama and captures Manuel Noriega
  • Summit

    Bush and Gorbachev hold summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    U.S. led multinational force ends Iraqi occupation of Kuwait
  • Attack on the U.S.

    Attack on the U.S.
    The War on Terror