created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions regarding the future progress of the war and the postwar world
Victory in Europe, war took 50 million lives, making Germany surrender, Allies celebrated on this day in history
Big Three Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and U.S. PresidentHarry Truman--met in Potsdam, Germany, to negotiate terms for the end of World War II.
term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan's surrender – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945
formal paperwork was signed on September 2, 1945 (Japan time, Sept 1, 1945 US time
After conviction on contempt of Congress charges for refusal to answer some questions posed by committee members, the "Hollywood Ten" were blacklisted by the industry
Berlin blockade lasted 320 days .The three Western powers and the the U.S.S.R. were in conflict over the future political structure of Germany
Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. It came as a great shock to the United States because they were not expecting the Soviet Union to possess nuclear weapon knowledge so soon
Mao Zedong takes control and turns leader ship and makes the leader ship to communism.
U.S Senator Joseph McCarthy led the so called communist witch hunt. Hundreds of innocent Americans were accused of being Communists, spies, or people who sympathized communists, and were subject to aggressive investigations and questioning.
North Korea's Communist forces fought against South Korea's non-Communist forces supported by U.N. forces, principally made up of U.S. troops.
In one of the most sensational trials in American history, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for their role in passing atomic secrets to the Soviets during and after World War II.
also known as the Second Indochina War, the Vietnam Conflict, was fought between the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and its communist allies and the US-supported Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
John F. Kennedy becomes the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States, narrowly beating Republican Vice President Richard Nixon. He was also the first Catholic to become president.
Was built in the dead of the night and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West
an American U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. Kennedy decided to place a naval blockade, or a ring of ships, around Cuba. The aim of this "quarantine," as he called it, was to prevent the Soviets from bringing in more military supplies
Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
East German government official Günter Schabowski stated during a press conference that travel through the border to the West was open.
Its collapse was hailed by the west as a victory for freedom, a triumph of democracy over totalitarianism, and evidence of the superiority of capitalism over socialism. The United States rejoiced as its formidable enemy was brought to its knees, thereby ending the Cold War which had hovered over these two superpowers since the end of World War II.