Chapters 29-32: 1945-1975

Presidency

Harry Truman

April 12, 1945 - 1953

Dwight Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John Kennedy

1961 - November 22, 1963

Lyndon Johnson

November 22, 1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon

1969 - August 9, 1974

Gerald Ford

August 9, 1974 - 1977

International Affairs/ Cold War

Atlantic Charter

1941

Meeting in Morocco

January 1943

Churchill and Roosevelt

Tehran Conference

November 1943

Occupation of Japan

1945 - April 28, 1952

Yalta Conference

February 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 1945

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Marshall Plan

June 1947

Israel's Inedependence

may 14, 1948

Berlin Blockade

24 June 1948 - 12 May 1949

Creation of NATO

April 4, 1949

Soviet Union exploded first atomic weapon

29 August 1949

Collapse of Chiang's Nationalist Government

October 1, 1949

NSC-68 Issued

April 14, 1950

Korean War

June 24, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Limited American military assistance to South Korea

June 27, 1950

Truman appealed to UN to intervene in Korea

June 27, 1950

MacArthur relieved of command for insubordination

april 11, 1951

US detonated first H-Bomb

1952

USSR detonated first H-Bomb

1953

Coup against Mossadegh (Iran)

19 August 1953

Creation of Warsaw Pact

11 May 1955

Geneva Accords

july 1956

17th parallel decision
Conference for agreement at end of Korean War

Hungarian Revolution

November 1956

Sputnik

October 4, 1957

Explorer

January 1958

Polaris fired from underwater

1960

U 2 Incident

1 May 1960

First American launched into Space

May 5, 1961

First american to orbit

Feb 2, 1962

Tet Offensive

January 31, 1968

Men on the moon

July 20, 1969

First Space Shuttle launched

1982

Domestic Politics

GI Bill of Rights

1944

Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944

Roosevelt's death

April 12, 1945

Shutdown of Railroads

April 1946

United Mine Worker's Strike

April 1946

John L. Lewis

"Had Enough?"- Republican control of both houses of Congress

November 1946

Taft-Hartley Act

1947

Labor-Management Relations Act

National Security Act of 1947

July 26, 1947

Shelley v Kraemer

1948

Selective Service System revived

JUNE 19, 1948

Alger Hiss

August 3, 1948

Democrats Regain Congress

November 1948

Truman's Election

November 1948

National Housing Act of 1949

1949

Truman approved development of hydrogen bomb

1950

Klaus Fuchs passed atomic secrets to Russians

1950

McCarran Internal Security Act

September 22, 1950

Rosenberg Case

April 5, 1951 - June 19, 1953

Army-McCarthy Hearings

January 1954

Federal Highway Act of 1956

1956

Kennedy elected

November 1960

Kennedy assassinated

November 22, 1963

Lee Harvey Oswald murdered by Jack Ruby

November 24, 1963

Johnson elected

november 1964

Economy

AFL-CIO

1955

Escalator Clause

1955

General Motors and United Automobile Workers
cost-of living increase pegged to consumer price index

Teamsters Union corruption

1957

Housing Act of 1961

1961

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

1965

Creation of Medicare

1965

Immigration Act of 1965

1965

Creation of Medicaid

1966

Establishment of Department of Housing and Urban Development

1966

Culture and Society

Use of DDT in Italy

1943 - 1944

Women moving into the service sector

1946

Jackie Robinson first African American to play MLB

April 15, 1947

Mass production and Commercial distribution of Penicillin

1948

Salk Vaccine

1955

Rosa Parks arrested

december 1, 1955

Supreme Court rules that segregation in public transport is illegal

December 20, 1956

Eisenhower's Civil Rights Bill

September 9, 1957

Creation of Solid Fuel

1958

The Twilight Zone

1959 - 1964

American Scientist Man of the Year in Time

1961