The Cold War

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Dropped the A-Bomb

August 1945

Iron Curtain Speech

1946

Winston Churchill

US Role in Greek Civil War

1947

Provided money/weapons/training for capitalism.=Truman Doctrine

Marshal Plan

1947

A plan to give money to developing nations in exchange for their money to be spent on American Goods and so that they won't fall for communism.

Berlin Airlift

June 1948 - May 1949

Comunist Control of China

1949

NATO Ratfied

1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Soviet A-bomb

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

CIA Overthrow Iran

1953

CIA Overthrow Guatamala

1954

Warsaw Pact

1955

Sputnick

1957

Fidel comes to power (Cuba)

1959

JFK Elected

1960

Bay of Pigs

1961

Cuban MIssel Crisis

1962

At Home

HUAC

1945

Originally est: 1939
Who: Gov Officials
Who originally:Nazis
Who after WWII:Nixon
People investigated:
1)Boy Scouts
2)Hollywood
Didn't testify:
1)Blacklisted from the industry
2)Tried in contempt of Congress

Loyalty Review Board

1947 - 1951

When:1947-1951
Who:Trueman admin created; investigated 3 million Fed employees.
Consequences: Thousands of officials and civil service employees either resigned or lost their jobs

Alger Hiss

1948 - 1950

Accused of: Being Communist and had given secret documents to Chambers(Accuser)
Convicted?: 1950 Perjury and sent to prison
Importance: Many Americans could not help wondering whether the highest level of gov were infiltrated by Communist spies

Klaus Fuchs

1949

A British scientist that worked on the Manhattan project admitted giving A-bomb secrets to the Russians.

McCarthy Speach of 1950

1950

He charged that 205 Communists were still working in the state department.

McCarthyism

1950 - 1954

McCarren Innternational Security Act

1950

Trueman disliked it
1)Made it unlawful to advocate or support the establishment of a totalitarian gov
2)restricted the employment and travel of those joining Communist-front organizations
3)Authorized the creation of detention camps of subversives

Rosenburg Execution

1953

McCarthy attacks millitary

1954

He was seen as a bully by America
"Have you no sense of decency?"

32153 Nuclear Missels

1966