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The Assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand

1914

Leads to WWI the united states stays neutral

WWI in Europe

1914

World War I begins in Europe 1914

Sinking of the Lusitania

1915

Nearly 1,200 people including 128 American citizens died when a German submarine sinks the Lusitania

President Wilson wins reelection

1916

Avoiding war helped President Wilson win reelection

U.S enters war

1917

The united states enters the warhttp://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRfrlkmySvDOVIg4RwagmQC1VJdS15wkFdqI0AvbJPEGxQ1T72u

Armistice ends the War

1918 - Nov 11 1918

Senate rejects treaty of Versailles

1919

The senate rejected the Treaty of Versailleshttp://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-SK3Hig3rJjdaygZb8pyw0JPbcveTbqsoarN3fGEJr4ZknT0g

U.S signs peace treaty with Germany

1921

United states signs a peace treaty with Germany

Philippines gain independence from U.S

1946

The Philippines gains its independence from the United States

The Cold War

1946 - 1996

After WWII, the United States and the Soviet Union plunged into a new kind of war. They did not clash directly in battle. Instead, they competed for power around the world. It became known as the "Cold War" which nearly lasted for 50 years. It pitted in the West (U.S and its allies) against the East ( Soviet Union and its allies).

The Marshall Plan

1947 - 1952

Other European nations needed aid too. The war had left Europe's homes, roads, and factories in ruins. When Secretary of State George Marshall toured Europe ., he saw millions of homeless refugees and Marshall feared that these conditions might encourage communist revolutions. So in June 1947, he proposed the Marshall Plan to help rebuild Europe. The President and Congress accepted. Between 1948 and 1952, the Marshall Plan provided more than $12 billion in aid to Western Europe Countries. Marshall reduced the threat of communist revolution.

The Truman Doctrine

1947

President Truman asked congress for $400 million in military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey. Eventually, with American aids, both countries held off communist threats. This program to encourage nations to resist communist expansion was known ad the Truman Doctrine. The need for this policy was: " The free peoples of the world look to us for support in maintaining their freedoms. If we falter in our leadership, we may endanger the welfare of our own nation".

U.S planes break blockade and bring supplies to people of Berlin

1948

United States planes break a Soviet blockade by bringing desperately needed food, fuel, and supplies to the people of Berlin

Korean War

1950

the Korean War begins

Fidel Castro

1959

Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba

Friendship 7

1962

Friendship 7, with astronaut John Glenn aboard, blasts off for orbit around Earth

American Troops in Vietnam

1968 - 1975

More than half million American troops are fighting in Vietnam until Communist win control all of South Vietnam, ending the Vietnam War

U.S removes combat troops from South Vietnam

1974

The United States removes the last of its combat troops from South Vietnam

Berlin Wall

1989

The Berlin Wall is torn down by the people of Berlin

Communist Leaders toppled, Communism falls, and soviet Union breaks up

1991

Statues of former communist leaders are toppled as communism falls and the Soviet Union breaks up