Cold War


Yalta Conference

Feb 4 1945 - Feb 11 1945

Three Allied leaders meet in order to discuss Germany


May 8 1945

Victory for Allies during WWII

Potsdam Conference

July 17 1945 - August 2 1945

Negotiate terms for the end of WWII


Sept. 2 1945

Japan surrenders to Allies

Hollywood Blacklisting


10 writers, producers, and ever directors were questioned about their work concerning communist acts

Marshall Plan

Apr. 3 1948

Economic Recovery Act

Berlin Blockade

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

February 1950

He was trying to find all communist acts and punish them and get more people to tell the truth

Korean War

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

July 1950

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

October 1962

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.