European nationalists demanded freedom and self-government . they believed that people with the common language and culture should throw off foreign rule and form their own countries
The war begins in Europe
Archduke Francis and his wife got killed .
The United States sings a peace treaty with Germany
About 1,200 people including 128 American Citizens , die when a German submarine sinks .
German submarine torpedoed the Lusitania a British passenger ship , off the coast of Ireland . About 1 , 200 people died , including 128 Americans .
About one million soldiers were wounded and killed in the Battle of Verdun
president Wilson won reelection because he avoid the war
An armistice ends the war on November 11
The Russian revolution begins
The United states enter the war .
The influenza epic mic kills millions worldwide .
the senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles .
The stock market crash in October marks the beginning of the Great Depression
The Depression spreads to Europe and then throughout the world .
Jobless Bonus Army marchers protest for two months outside the
Capitol building in Washington D.C
Promising "a new deal for the American people , Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes President
Roosevelt easily wins reelection as President .
The Cold War began and it took about 40 years to be over
51 nations tatified the UN charter in October 1945 .
The British statesman Winston Churchill had warned against Soviet expansion into eastern Europe.
The Philippians gains its independence from the United States .
An Important Telgram arrived at the state department in Washington , D.C .
George Marshall proposed an ambitions plan to help Europe rebuilding .
The United States planes break a Soviet blockade by bringing food , fuel , and supplies to the people in Berlin .
Communists controlled the government the government of every became satellite nations of the Soviet Union
A Crisis developed in Berlin Germany's largest country .
The United States , Britain , and France wanted to reunite their zones.
Cold War Alliances joined with many Western
The Korean War begins
Both Germany and Berlin were divided in this time .
Soviet Union built it's own military alliance , the War Pact . They dominated its warsaw Pact neighbors and forced them to follow there policies .
Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba
The East German government build a huge concrete wall topped with Wires .
with astronaut John Glenn aboard , blasts off for orbit around earth .
More than a half million American troops are fighting in Vietnam .
The United States removes the last of its combat troops from South Vietnam.
Communists with control over all of South Vietnam , ending the Vietnam War.
the Berlin wall is torn down by the people of Berlin .
Statues of former communist leaders are toppled as communism falls and the Soviet Union breaks up .