From 1910 to 1945, Japan ruled Korea as a colony.
Leads to WW1 in Europe. The United States remains neutral.His wife was killed.
1,200 people, including 128 American citizens die when a German submarine sinks.
The war helped President Wilson win for reelection.
President Wilson tried to bring both sides to peace talks. He believed that the United States, as a neutral nation, could lead warring nations to a fair peace, a "peace without victory". But Wilson's peace effort failed.' Wilson knew that the United States might be drawn into the war.
The United States enters the war.
Before they could even begin fighting, United States needed to enlarge its armed forces, On May 18, 1917, Congress passed the Selective Service Act. It required all men from the ages of 21 to 30 to register for the military draft. In the next 18 months, 4 million men and women joined the armed forces.
when the war had ended, more than 2 million soldiers came home and began to look for jobs. At the same time, factories stopped turning out war materials. The result was a sharp recession, or economic slump.
An armistice ends the war on November 11.
The Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles.
The army became a great educator. It taught millions of young Americans not only to fight but to learn how to read, how to eat nutritious meals, and how to care for their daily healthy needs. By 1920, nearly 75% of all school-aged children were enrolled to school.
The United States signs a peace treaty with Germany.
From 1923 to 1929, the quantity of goods made by industry almost doubled.
The Phillipeans gain independence from the United States
An important telegram arrived at the State Department in Washington D.C in February 1946
President Truman asked congress for $400 million in millitary and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.
India won independence from Britain.
The United States planes break a Soviet blockade by bringing desperately needed food, fuel, and supplies to the people of Berlin.
By 1948 the United States, Britain, and France to reunite their zones. Stalin had opposed that plan.
In September of 1949 the United States learned that the Soviet Union had tested an atomic bomb.
The korean war begins
Both Germany and Berlin remained divided throughout the 1950s.
North Korean troops swept across the 38th parallel into South Korea.
Republicans nominated Dwight Eisenhower; the popular World War II general,as their presidential candidate in 1952
In July 1953, the two sides signed an armistice to end the fighting.
In December 1954, the Senate passed a resolution to officially condemn, McCarthy for "conduct unbecoming a member."
The Soviet Union launched sputnik the worlds first
Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba
In September 1959, the Soviet leader, Nikita Krushchev, arrived in New York to address the United Nations.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy approved a plan for Cuban exiles to overthrow Castro.
With astronaut John Glenn aboard, blasts off for orbit around Earth.
More than a half million American troops are fighting in vietnam
The Unites States removes the last of its combat troops from South Vietnam
Communists win control over all of South Vietnam ending the 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.