United States in World Affairs

  • OPEC

    Opec places an embargo on oil to the US due to the nations support for Israel in October War also known as the Yom Kippur War. War was fought by the coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel.
  • Korean War

    American Troops edured into the war with North Korea to stop the spread of communism into South Korea ultimately dividing the country at the 38th Parallel
  • Bay of Pigs

    This event resulted in a chance to get rid of Communism. Event was held off of the Cuban coast.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    United States forces the Soviet Union to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba. Cubans threatened Americans due to the alliance Cuba has with Soviet Union.
  • Vietnam War

    United States build-up of troops Vietnam
  • SALT

    President Nixon visits China and the Soviet Union. He along with Brezhnev signed the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) creating a greater control over weapons.
  • PPA

    Paris Peace Accords are signed which ended US envolvement in Vietnam War. Established peace in Vietnam as well as the temporary stoppage of fighting between North and South Vietnam
  • Panama Canal

    US gave control over the Panama Canal back to Panama by 1999 by signing a treaty. Panama now has their land back today
  • Camp David Accords

    These Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachern Begin in 1978. President Carter sponsors peace talks between the two nations
  • China

    US established full diplomatic relations with China. Which led to our strong partnership in more than half of the produced goods we wear today (ie. Nike)
  • SALT 2

    In response to Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, US places an embargo on sales of American grain to Soviet Union, Boycotts, Moscow Olympic Games, and delays completion of Salt 2.
  • Grenada

    President Reagan ordered an invasion of Grenada after a Marxist revolution in that Caribbean nation. US came out victorious in a matter of weeks.
  • Iran Deal

    American public learns that US secretly sold weapons to Iran in hopes of gaining release of American hostages in Lebanon
  • Manuel Noriega

    'Merica invades Panama and captures Manuel Noriega. He us a former Panamanian politican and soldier as well as a military dictator of Panama.
  • D.C.

    Bush and Gorbachev hold a summit in Washington, D.C. The summit focused primarily on what Germany holds for the future. However, east and western Germany became whole again and joined NATO