Unit 1 Origins of the Cold War

WWII Comes to an End

Yalta Conference

2/4/1945

Truman Becomes President

4/12/1945

Potsdam Conference

7/17/1945

Soviet Actions

Communist Expansion in Eastern Europe

2/3/1945 - February 2, 1949

Berlin Blockade

6/22/1948 - 5/12/1949

Warsaw Pact

5/14/1955 - Approx. 1958

Containment

George Kennan's Long Telegram

2/22/1946

Truman Doctrine Speech

3/12/1947

$400 million in aid to Greece and Turkey.

Creation of the CIA

9/18/1947

National Security Act of 1947

Marshall Plan

4/3/1948 - Approx. 12/31/1952

Allied Airlift to West Berlin

6/25/1948 - 5/12/1949

NATO

4/4/1949 - Approx. 1958

Cold War Events

Creation of the United Nations

10/14/1945

Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

3/5/1946

Allies plan new West Germany

3/7/1948

Federal Republic of Germany

5/23/1949

People's Republic of China (Communist)

10/1/1949

German Democratic Republic (Communist)

10/7/1949

The Red Scare

Investigation of Government Employees

3/21/1947

Truman issued Executive Order 3835.

McCarran Act

9/22/1950

Required Communists to register with the government.

Execution of the Rosenbergs

6/19/1953

McCarthy Army Hearings

April, 1954 - May 31, 1954