U.S. in World Affairs

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    Korean War

    American troops help defend South Korea.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    U.S. sopnsored invasion of Cuba fails.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    U.S. forces Soviet Union to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    U.S. build up of troops in Vietnam War.
  • Nixon visits China and Soviet Union

    Nixon visits China and Soviet Union
    President Nixon visits China and Soviet Union. Nixon and Brezhnev sign the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT).
  • Paris Peace Accords Signed

    Paris Peace Accords Signed
    Ended 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.
  • Treaty with Panama

    Treaty with Panama
    U.S. signs treaty with 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.
  • Relations with China

    Relations with China
    U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with China.
  • Embargo to Soviet Union

    Embargo to Soviet Union
    In response to Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, U.S. places an embargo on sales of American grain to Soviet Union, boycotts Moscow Olympic Games, and delays completion of SLAT II.
  • Invasion of Grenada

    Invasion of Grenada
    President Ronald Reagan orders invasino of Grenada after a Marxist revolution in that 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 of Panama

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

    Bush and Gorbachev hold usmmit 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.
    War on terror.