1921~1963: Foreign Policy

General

Harding

1921 - 1923

Coolidge

1924 - 1929

Hoover

1930 - 1933

FDR

1934 - 1945

died April 1945

World War II

1939 - 1945

FDR died

April 1945

Truman

1946 - 1953

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Stalin died

March 1953

Eisenhower

1954 - 1961

JFK

1962 - 1963

Events

Washington Naval Conference

1921

isolationism
arms reduction

Kellogg Briand Pact

1928

outlawed war as an instrument to get what we want

Japanese invasion of Manchuria

1931

Stimson Doctrine

1932

warning JP: US will not recognize Manchuria as part of JP

Good Neighbor Policy

1933

FDR's policy towards Latin America
Sphere of influence on based on respect

Nye Committee

1934

Concluded the cause of WWI: extension of credit and sales to BR
prompted the neutrality acts

Neutrality Act of 1935

1935

Neutrality Act of 1936

1936

Neutrality Act of 1937

1937

Cash-and-Carry

Quarantine Speech

August 1937

FDR warning JP
ineffective

Neutrality Act of 1939

1939

Permit arms trading with BR on a Cash-and Carry basis
first attempt to help BR

WWII began

1939

German invasion of Poland

Destroyers Deal

September 1940

US --> BR: 50 destroyers
BR --> US: Caribbean naval bases
2nd attempt to help BR

Lend- Lease Program

December 1940

Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC)

1941

Atlantic Charter

August 1941

Greer Incident

September 4, 1941

Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7, 1941

Manhattan Project

1942

Battle of Midway

June 1942

Zoot Suit riots

June 1943

D-Day

June 6, 1944

Korematsu v. US

December 1944

Yalta Conference

Feb. 1945

FDR + Churchill + Stalin
UN + German reparation + German zones + Poland issues

VE Day

May 8, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 1945

Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Nagasaki

August 8, 1945

VJ Day

September 2, 1945

House Un-American Activities Committe

1947

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

containment

National Security Act

July 26 1947

Department of Defense
NSC
CIA

Alger Hiss Case

1948

Marshall Plan

April 1948

Aid to W. Europe

Berlin Blockade/Airlift

June 24 1948 - May 12 1949

Red China

1949

NATO

April 4, 1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

McCarren Act

1950

NSC-68

April 14, 1950

The Rosenbergs Case

1951

Election of 1952

1952

Checker's Speech

September 23, 1952

Richard Nixon

Election of 1952

November 1952

ended 20 years of Demo rule

Army McCarthy Hearings

1953

Iranian Coup

August 1953

Guatemalan Coup

1954

Domino Theory

April 1954

Warsaw Pact

May 14, 1955

Khrushchev's Secret Speech

1956

Federal Highway Act

June 26, 1956

Suez Crisis

October 1956

Hungarian Revolution

October 1956

Eisenhower Doctrine

January 1957

Sputnik

October 1957

NASA

1958

National Defense Education Act

1958

Cuban Revolution

1959

U2 Incident

5/1/1960

Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 1961

Berlin Wall

August 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

1963