The Cold War

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The Cold War Begins

1945 - 1991

The Philippines gains its independence from the United States.

1950

1945 - 1953

The Korean War begins. Everything starts to go wrong.

Marshall Plan

1947

After World War ll American plan to help European nations rebuild their economies.

1948

1948 - 1949

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

1949

1949

Alliance formed in 1949 by the United States and Western European nations to fight Soviet aggression.

Perjury

1950

This is when you would lie under oath.

Censure

1954

The senate passed a resolution to officially condemn , McCarthy for"conduct unbecoming a member."

Superpowers

1960

Nations with enough military , political , and economic , strength to influence events "world wide" would become known as superpowers .

Alliance for Progress

1961

This became created by President Kennedy. Which this was an aid for people to use.

Bay of Pigs invasion

1961

In 1961 Cuba invasion failed , a force of 1,200 Cuban exiles . Landing on the Bay of Pigs .

The Berlin Wall

1961

A wall cut off contact between families and friends. It became a bitter symbol of the Cold War that divided Europe and the world.

1962

1963 - 1969

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

1968

1969 - 1974

More than a half million American troops are fighting in Vietnam.

1974

1974 - 1977

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

1991

1989 - 1993

Statues of farmer communist leaders are toppled as com communism falls and the Soviet Union breaks up.

Main Idea

1991

After World War 2 , distrust between the United States and the Soviet Union led to the Cold War.