American Civilization (1945- present)

President

Roosevelt

1933 - 12 april 1945

Truman

April 12 1945 - January 20, 1953

Roosevelt died

Eisenhower

January 20 1953 - January 20 1961

Kennedy

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Johnson

November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969

Main

End of WWII

May 1945

Cold War

7/16/1945 - 12/25/1991

Korean War

1950 - 1953

United States (as part of the United Nations) and South Korea vs. North Korea and Communist China

Vietnam War

1960 - 1975

United States and South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam

Events

Yalta Conference

February 4 1945 - February 11 1945

Yalta Conference meeting of FDR, Churchill, Stalin - the 'Big Three'
Soviet Union has control of Eastern Europe. The Cold War Begins

United Nations formed

June 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17 1945 - August 2 1945

Germany was officially partitioned into four zones of occupation.

Hiroshima and Nagazaki

August 6 1945 - august 8 1945

The United States drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima (20 kiloton bomb 'Little Boy' kills 80,000)
atomic bomb on Nagasaki (22 kiloton 'Fat Man' kills 70,000)

Marshall Plan

1947 - 1952

is announced setting a precedent for helping countries combat poverty, disease and malnutrition. Monetary help to rebuild Europe

Truman Doctrine

March 12 1947

Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War

Berlin Blockade

6/24/1948 - 05/12/1949

NATO formed

4 april 1949

Soviet atomic bomb

8/1949

McCarthyism

February 1950 - 1954

Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt and loyalty tests

Stalin dies

3/5/1953

Warsaw Pact

5/14/1955

Cuba Communist

1959

Castro

Berlin Wall

1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

United States vs. Cuba

SALT 1

1972

Strategic Arms Limitation
Treaty 1- to reduce nb of nuclear weapons