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Truman in Office

1945 - 1953

Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

March 6, 1946

Truman Doctrine Announced

March, 1947

George Kennan's X Article Published

July 1947

Marshall Plan Approved

April, 1948

Berlin Airlift

June 1948

Formation of NATO

April 4, 1949

Soviets Test A-Bomb

September 2, 1949

Communists Win Chinese Civil War

October, 1949

McCarthy Hearings Begin

February 1950

NK Invades SK

June 25, 1950

US Tests Hydrogen Bomb

November, 1952

Eisenhower in Office

1953 - 1961

Stalin Dies

March, 1953

Cease-Fire in Korean War

July 27, 1953

Soviets Test Hydrogen Bomb

August, 1953

US Installs US-Friendly Govt in Iran

August, 1953

Sec Dulles Announces Policy of "Massive Retaliation"

January, 1954

US Installs US-Friendly Govt in Guatemala

June, 1954

Formation of Warsaw Pact

May 14, 1955

Eisenhower and Khrushchev Meet in Geneva

July, 1955

Suez Canal Crisis

July 1956

Hungarian Revolt

October 1956

Eisenhower Doctrine Announced

January 1957

Soviets Launch Sputnik

October 4, 1957

Eisenhower Sends US Troops to Lebanon

July, 1958