Cold War

Cold War

Yalta Conference

February 11 1945

Yalta Conference- 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.the conference opened on February 4 ended February 11, 1945.

VE Day

May 8 1945

Day-May 8th 1945 , VE day victory in Europe, war took 50 million lives, making germany surrender, Allies celebrated

Postdam Conference

July 17 1945 - August 2 1945

Postdam Conference-Big Three Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and U.S. PresidentHarry Truman--met in Potsdam, Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945, to negotiate terms for the end of World War II.

VJ Day

August 14 1945

VJ- Day-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 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II.

Formal Paperwork signed

september 2 1945

End of WWII-formal paperwork was signed on September 2, 1945 (Japan time, Sept 1, 1945 US time

Hollywood Blacklisting

1950

Hollywood Blacklisting

Convicted of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

1951

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt

October 1953

The first event of Communist interrogation happened in March 1951. Film star Larry parks was questioned by a congregational committee investigating Communist activity in America. Parks admitted that he joined in 1941 because it was the most Liberal party he could find

Vietnam War begins and ends

1959 - 1964

Vietnam War begins and ends.

Berlin Wall falls

1961

Berlin Wall falls on August 13, 1961

John F. Kennedy elected President

1961 - 1963

He was president from 1961 to 1963

Rise of Berlin wall

August 13 1961

Rise of Berlin Wall-August 13, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

July 20 1969

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

The House Un-American Activities Committee opens hearings investigating

1975

The House Un-American Activities Committee opens hearings investigating Communist activity in Hollywood.

Flee

November 9 1989

November 9, 1989 was erected in the dead of night and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West

Fall of Soviet Union - End of Cold War

1991

Soviet union collapsed in 1991