Chilling back to the Cold War and Beyond

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In History
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    The United Nations is an international organization that maintains political and economic peace among countries. This organization creates effective economic and social development programs, improves human rights, and reduces overall global conflicts.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The policy enacted by Harry Truman to provide military and economic aid to countries threatened by Soviet forces or communist insurrection.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan provided over 13 billion dollars to European countries who have been negatively affected by World War II. The purpose was to restore the confidence of the European people in the economic future of their own countries and of Europe as a whole.
  • NATO

    NATO
    An intergovernmental military alliance between the United States and Europe which was based on the North Atlantic Treaty. It served as a counter-balance to the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    An era in American politics, culture, and society which marked fear of Communism as the Cold War intensified.
  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism
    The practice, carried out by Senator Joseph McCarthy, of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, on the American people. Although the majority of the accusations were unsupported by revelevant proof, many of the accused still lost their jobs and had their reputation destroyed.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    A war that was triggered when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, aided South Korea while China and the Soviet Union aided North Korea.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The war was triggered when communist North Vietnam attempted to force a communist government in South Vietnam. The United States began providing economic aid to the French in Vietnam as part of the American policy of containment.
  • "Bay of Pigs" Invasion

    "Bay of Pigs" Invasion
    An unsuccessful invasion by United States of Cuba by Cuban exiles. An armed force of about 1,500 Cuban exiles landed in the Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) on the south coast of Cuba.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the presence of missile sites in Cuba, after a failed invasion made by the United States. President Kennedy demendaded the removal of the missiles in Cuba, in return for the United States promising not to invade Cuba and removing their missiles in Turkey.
  • Kennedy's Assassination

    Kennedy's Assassination
    Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on live television during a parade. This resulted in national disparity and a citizen debate as to whether or not America should continue being involved in the Vietnam War.
  • Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This act ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination due to race, religion, and sex.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    This scandal occurred when President Nixon's administration attempted to cover of its involvement in a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex.
  • Introduction of Reaganomics

    Introduction of Reaganomics
    Ronald Reagan imposed a new economic policy to reduce the growth of government spending, reduce the federal income tax and capital gains tax, reduce government regulation, and tighten the money supply in order to reduce inflation.
  • Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

    Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
    Thousands of Germans brought down the Berlin Wall which divided East and West Germany along with their differences in system of governments (West Germany had a democracy as East Germany was controlled by communist Soviet Union). The Soviet Union's communism falls as the Soviet Republics push for independence.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    This was the first war in which American women served in a combat role. After Iraq invaded Kuwait for oil, Operation Desert Storm occurred which was an assault on Iraq to liberate Kuwait from Iraq control.
  • Collapse of Soviet Union

    Collapse of Soviet Union
    The collapse was due to a series of crises: Soviet Union's Cold War military buildup declined their command economy, the Soviet Republics began to push for independence, and the Berlin Wall was destroyed.
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    Created by William J. Clinton which opened the United States, Canada, and Mexico up to free trade. This also transferred many American jobs to Mexico where labor costs are lower which increased globalization.
  • September 11th Terrorist Attacks

    September 11th Terrorist Attacks
    A series of four coordinated terrorist plane attacks by the Islamic terrorist group, al-Qaeda, leaving thousands of American individuals dead or wounded. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
  • War in Afghanistan

    War in Afghanistan
    This war was triggered by the September 11 attacks, lasted from 2001 to 2014, and consisted of three phases. The first phase was was for the United States to overturn the Taliban, the second phase was defeating the Taliban militarily and rebuilding core institutions of the Afghan state, and the third was to temporary increase the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan.
  • War in Iraq

    War in Iraq
    The war consisted of two phases and lasted from 2003 to 2011. The first phase was when a combined force United States and Great Britain troops invaded Iraq and defeated their forces numerous times, and the second phase was a U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.
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    President Harry Truman

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    President Dwight Eisenhower

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    President John F. Kennedy

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    President Lyndon B. Johnson

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    President Richard Nixon

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    President Ronald Reagan

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    President George H.W. Bush

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    President William Clinton

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    President George W. Bush