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U.S. History 1945-1950

By m@r!@
  • Hanford Nuclear

    Hanford Nuclear
    Hanford was built in 1943 and after WWII there was a lull at Hanford. By 1945 Plutonium from the Hanford's Nuclear Reactors went into the Trinity test bomb and the bomb that dropped on Nagasaki.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Discussed Europe's post-war reorganization. Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joesph Stalin were the major Allied leaders.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    The 32nd U.S. President dies in Warm Springs, Georgia due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • Harry S. Truman Elected President

    Harry S. Truman Elected President
    Truman is elected U.S. President.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Hitler Commits suicide by consuming a cyandide capsule then shot himself with a pistol in his underground bunker.
  • United Nations Established

    United Nations Established
    U.N. established which consisted of originally 51 states. The purpose of the U.N. was to bring peace globally.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Baby Boom Begins

    Baby Boom Begins
    After WWII there was a dramatic increase of babies.
  • Employment Act of 1946

    Employment Act of 1946
    Harry S. Truman signs the Employment Act which gives responsibility of economic stability and inflation and unemployment to the Federal Government.
  • Battle of Alcatraz

    Battle of Alcatraz
    Penitentiary; located in San Francisco Bay. One of the most violent escapes led by Bernard Paul Coy, a bank robber, serving 25 years.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    First African American to be asked to play in the Major League with Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • CIA Founded

    CIA Founded
    Centeral Intelligence Agency- essentially foreign intelligence/national security.
  • Polaroid Camera

    Polaroid Camera
    American Scientist Edwin Land invented the Instant Camera.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    Intended to force negotiations over the divisions and future of Germany. This was intially the beginning stages of the Cold War.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Attempt to break the blockade. Purpose was to fly food and supplies into West Germany. May 1949 Soviet Union lifted the blockade.
  • NATO Established

    NATO Established
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization- made up of 12 countries that signed the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    U.S. entered Korean War after North Korea invaded South Korea.