Three Allied leaders meet in order to discuss Germany
May 8 1945
Victory for Allies during WWII
July 17 1945 - August 2 1945
Negotiate terms for the end of WWII
Sept. 2 1945
Japan surrenders to Allies
10 writers, producers, and ever directors were questioned about their work concerning communist acts
Apr. 3 1948
Economic Recovery Act
June 24 1948 - May 12 1949
First major international crisis. The Soviet Union blocked the western Allies railroad, canal, and roadways so that they would start taking control.
Soviets let off atomic bomb
Aug 29 1949
The U.S was shocked that they had the knowledge to create such a weapon.
Mao Zedong takes control of China
October 1 1949
Prevailed against the Nationalist and assumed power
Joseph McCarthy goes on witch hunt
He was trying to find all communist acts and punish them and get more people to tell the truth
June 25 1950 - July 27 1953
War between Republic of Korea (who the U.S supported) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Juius and Ethel share information to the USSR
They shared information to the USSR about the U.S's plans about the atomic bomb.
John F. Kennedy Elected President
January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963
He was elected president and assassinated two years later
Rise of Berlin Wall
Aug 13 1961
Allied powers divided Germany into 4 zones so Berlin was also torn into 4 powers. This became an aggressive atmosphere and soon it became democracy vs. Communism
Cuban Missile Crisis
The U.S had figured out the the Soviet Union had placed and created their missiles in Cuba and JFK immediately took action by surrounding ships around Cuba to make sure no more materials could be shipped in and to insure they were not going to fire.