President Roosevelt along with Winston Churchill (Prime Minister of Britain), and Joseph Stalin (Leader of the Soviet Union) pledged to fight together in the war.
June, 1947 - 1952
The secreatary of the state at the time was George Marshall. He had feared that communist would take advantage of Europe being down under. So he proposed the 'Marshall Plan' to help re build Europe. This plan helped Europe with over $12 billion dollars.
1948 - 1949
At the time the president was Harry Truman. He decided not to let West Berlin fall into the Soviet Union's control, and a airlift which carried food, fuel, and many other supplies.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The United States set up alliances with other nations, and then joined the Western Europe to form NATO.
The United States was worried over all the wars Vietnam was winning, and that maybe Vietnam would fall into the communism. They thought if Vietnam became communism soon everyone would to like dominoes.
Many 'peasants' which were what people were referred to joined the Vietcong who opposed Diem. Guerillas were fighters who do hit and run attacks on the enemy.
June 25, 1950
This was the line that divided Soth Korea, and Communist North Korea.
June 25, 1950 - 1953
The both sides of Korea had already started in mid 1951. Dwight Eisenhower was the popular ww2 general was elected as president in 1952. He promised to go down to Korea himself to stop the fighting. In July, 1953 both sides signed the an armistice. Between the border of S. Korea, and N. Korea a Demilitarized Zone was built. This was where there was no military forces.
This was when the Soviet Union formed their own millitary alliance. They forced Warsaw Pact neighbors to follow their policies.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
1957 - 2013
This program was made to direct American Space Program to compete with the one of the Soviet Union.
This was when the United States, and the Soviet Union were the 'SuperPower' Nations. That was because they had enough military, political, and economic strength.
Alliance for Progress
The president at the current time was Kennedy. He had urged Latin American countries to reform to help their peoples lives, and in return the United States would help aid to build schools, hospitals, and sanitation.
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Castro had rounded up all exiles (People forced to leave their country) that had ended up on the Bay of Pigs. This strengthened Castro, and made a mockery of the United States.
In 1961 Germany's government built a wall that divided East Berlin from West Berlin. They built the wall either to cut off contact between families, and friends or it was a symbol of the 'Cold War'.
Organization of American States
The United States promoted economic progress through this by investing in transportation, and industry.
This program allowed american volunteers worked in developing the countries as teachers, engineers, and/or technical advisors.
Cuban Missile Crisis
The president at the time was Kennedy, and they had found out that the Soviet Union had been shipping war weapons to Cuba secretly.
Gulf of Tankin Resolution
This day President Johnson reported that a North Vietnamese torpedo boat attacked one of the American boats patrolling the Gulf of Tonkin. The president took measures into his own hands as soon as congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. He ordered North Vietnam to be bombed.
North Vietnam attacked cities throughout the South Vietnam, and Guerillas attacked the American embassy. This happened on a holiday known as 'Tet'. Then it became known as the Tet Offensive.
This Agreement limited the amount of nuclear weapons countries could have or use.