• Ayatollah Kaomeini

    Ayatollah Kaomeini
    Iran leader that was also an author of 40 books. He was named Man of the Year in the time magazine. He supported the hastage takers in the Iran hostage crisis.
  • Period: to

    Length of the Cold War

  • Apartheid

    Racial segregation towards the non-Europens in South Africa. There were many acts and laws about this concept including the Population Registration Act which said people were classified into either White Black or Colored.
  • Containment and Iron Curtain

    Containment and Iron Curtain
    Iron Curtain was made in Europe to split up the Communist Soviet Union and the Non- Communist countries that were left. Containment was made by the united states to stop the spread of Communism.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman was elected into office as the 32nd president. He was always a very smart man and had been in the military previously.
  • Truman Plan

    Truman Plan
    Stated that the United States would support Greece and Turkey in any way to stop them from falling to the Soviets.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The United States stated that they would support Eurpe and give them supplies during WWII in order to stop them from falling to the Soviets.
  • UFO Crash in Roswell, New Mexico

    UFO Crash in Roswell, New Mexico
    A man and a neighbor boy were going to check on a field of sheep but they found a bunch of shrap metal and debree that they brought to the sheriff. The case was then made into a possible sighting of a UFO.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Soviet Union decided to cut off all contact with the outside of Berlin thinking that the United States would back out and the Soviets could take control. But the United states did not give in, they decided to air lift supplies into Berlin to help the people to survive.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Soviet Union wanted to stop people from coming in and or coming out of Berlin so they blocked it off. The next stage after this was the Berlin Airlift.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    War between South and North Korea the United states were allied with South Korea and supplied many of their soldiers. Nobody really won and a border was set to divide the two countries.
  • Eisenhower

    President Eisenhower was elected into office. At his inaugaration he said: "Forces of good and evil are massed and armed and opposed as rarely before in history,"
    - President Eisenhower
  • Death of Stalin

    Death of Stalin
    The death of Stalin marked the death of one of the most brutal leaders in all of history. The Soviet Union lost one of the leaders that made it powerful in history
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    says that if Coomunism was taken into effect in one country, the counries aroung it would start to accept it as well. so it is like a Domino Effect
  • Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.

    Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.
    After a court case the U.S. ruled segregation unconstitutional and illegal. This changed a lot of things in the United States like no more sperate restaurants etc.
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland showed there first comerial on tv on this date and now Disleyland is one of the most successful amusement parks in the United States.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    Polio was a very deadly disease and after they released the vaccine the disease pretty much disappeared as long as you get the vaccine.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    War fought between North and South Vietnam in which the United states was an allie to South Vietnam. When the United States passed an act in Congress, it forced us to back out of the war and most people saw North Vietnam were the "winners."
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

    Rosa Parks Arrested
    Rosa parks would not move from the bus and when arrested it sparked an imprtant event in the civil rights movement. Rosa Parks got done what she wanted to if you ask me.
  • Interstate Highway System

    Interstate Highway System
    President Eisenhower signed and act to create the interstate system. He had created the main transportation system and created a much faster mean of transportation.
  • Great leap forward

    Great leap forward
    It was a time period when people wanted to use Chinas population to turn the country into a Communist Country.
  • Corona and spy satellite

    Corona and spy satellite
    The Corona satellites work did more to help the United states than all of the satellites combined to that point. It took very succesful footage of the Soviets
  • OPEC

    Oil cartel whos main goal is to keep oil going everywhere while still getting money to the country it came from.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    A bay in the south of Cuba where the Bay of Pigs INvasion took place where the Cubans succesfully took a stand.
  • JFK assasination

    JFK assasination
    JFK was killed while riding a motorcycle in Dallas, Texas. The kiler was shot two days later during a prison transport.
  • the 6 Day War

    the 6 Day War
    War between Egypt Jordan and Syria over land escalated to war. But what the people didnt see is the Arabs getting defeated in only 6 days.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    a set of attacks from north korea toward south korea against the military and some of the control centers
  • Apollo 11 Landing

    Apollo 11 Landing
    The landing on the moon for the United States really showed that we could be successful in the space race. It was a very important event in Unite States History.
  • Watergate

    two burglars got into the Watergate building and were trying to hack into ystems, but they were caught. President Nixon gave them money so they wouldnt talk about it and the FBI wouldnt investigate.
  • 1972 Olympics (Palestinian terrorists)

    1972 Olympics (Palestinian terrorists)
    There was a shooting called the Munich Massacre and 11 coaches and athletes were killed, this all happened during the olympics.
  • Soviet Union doesnt play chile

    Soviet Union doesnt play chile
    The Soviet Union decided to not play Chile in World Cup soccer because of them taking over Chile in recent times.
  • Operation Babylift

    Operation Babylift
    U.S. military air lifted 70,000 orphans out of Vietnam. A lot of the orphans were adopted legitally, paperwork and everything.
  • The Afghan War

    The Afghan War
    conflict bebtween the Anti-communist people and the Communist people of Afgan. The war was faught for 10 plus years until various rebel rounds took over.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    Wanted to solve conflict between Israel and Arabs. Resulted in Sadat and Begin sharing the nobel peace prize in 1978.
  • Iran hostage situation

    Iran hostage situation
    Conflict between Iran and the United states in which 52 americans were held hostage for 444 days. After Iraq invaded Iran Iran was forced to negotiate with us and realease the hostages.
  • Falklands war

    Falklands war
    War between Argentina and the British for control of the islands. The islands were very small and only had 1 city. The British won the war handily.
  • Perestroika and Glasnast

    Perestroika and Glasnast
    Movement where they wanted to reform the Soviet Communist system, the actual word for Glasnast means: openness
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

    Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    The Nuclear plant was having changes made but when it exploded it left plants with high radiation and effected thousands of people. The soviets tried to cover it up but couldnt.
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen Square Massacre
    Chinese Troops open fired on people in Tiananmen square who were trying to block the militaries advance into the Square.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    Germany government official annouced that the passage way blocked by the Berlin Wall was finally open. When people heard this they went to the wall to celebrate.
  • Nelson Mandela & South Africa

    Nelson Mandela & South Africa
    The South Africans voted to end Apartheid and elected their first black leader. The country still has triubles today but it i a lot better than where it was before Mandela.
  • Fall of the Soviet Union

    Fall of the Soviet Union
    The Soviets were split into 15 new nations as the United States rejoiced because the Cold War was over. The only country that was a big threat to the United ststes was split up.

    agreement between canada, mexico, and the United States that was made to influence trade in North America.
  • Attack on Twin Towers

    Attack on Twin Towers
    The September 11th attacks on the United States is the biggest terrorism attack on the United States in our history. It marks and imortant event in our lives and mostly everyone remembers where they were when it happened.