US after WWII

Timeline created by Sofía Fontanini
  • Creation of Organization of American States (OAS)

    To encourage the countries of Latin America to cooperate with one another.
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    President Truman is elected.

  • End of the WWII

    The end of the Second World War.
  • Marshall Plan

    United States helped Europe and gave them food, raw material,fuel and machines. The plan ended in 1952.
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    United States become the most prosperous country in the world.

  • North Koreans invaded South Korea.

    Sixteen nations eventually sent troops to fight in the United Nation's forces in Korea.
  • Brinkmanship

    The way Dulles dealt with the Sovietic Union it was know as "brinkmanship". This was because he seemed ready to take the United States to the brink of war to contain communism.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The conflict was between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in which at least 2.5 million persons lost their lives. The United Nations, with the United States, joined the war on the side of the South Koreans, and China came to North Korea’s aid. After more than a million combat casualties had been suffered on both sides, the fighting ended in July 1953 with Korea still divided into two hostile states.
  • H-bomb

    American scientists tested a new H-bomb in an uninhabited island out of the Pacific ocean. It was many times more destructive than the ones that destroyed Hiroshima.
  • The end of the Korean War.

    The death of Stalin was the main cause. Both sides claimed that they had won.
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    President Eisenhower was elected

  • The Sovietic Union sent into space the world's first earth satelite. The Sputnik.

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    Vietnam War

    The war was between North Vietnam (supported by the Soviet Union and China) and South Vietnam (supported by United States and South Korea).
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    He took Stalin's place and suggested "peaceful coexistence" with United States. President Eisenhower invited him to visit the United States.
  • A Russian missile shot down an American aircraft over the Sovietic Union .

    Krushchev angrily accused Eisenhower of planning for war while talking peace.
  • Alliance for Progress.

    Kennedy set up an organization called the Alliance for Progress. The United States gave millions of dollars to improve the lives of Latin America's poor. The money was used to build roads, homes, schools and to improve water supply and sanitations systems.
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    John F. Kennedy is elected as President.

  • Kennedy was killed.

  • Treaty between United States and the Soviet Union

    United States and the Soviet Union signed a treaty agreeing to stop testing new nuclear weapons in the atmosphere or under the water. They set up a special telephone link between Washington and Moscow.
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    Lyndon B. Johnson took over from Kennedy as President.

  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. First proposed by President John F. Kennedy, it survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress and was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Martin Luther King was killed.

    Martin Luther King was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    First landed humans on the moon. The commander was Neil Amstrong.
  • Johnson gave up the Presidency.

    People blamed him for the country's problems (war, poverty and racial problems).
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    Richard Nixon was elected as President.

    He was accused of being involved in an illegal plan to discredit his political opponents. The "Watergate Affair".
  • China and United States

    China invited an American table-tennis team to play there. The American governmet, correctly, took this as a hint that the Chinese wanted to settle some of their differences with rhe United States.
  • Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT)

    President Nixon flew to Moscow to sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) with the Russians. The idea of the SALT was to slowdown the arms race, to save both countries money as well as to make war between them less likely.
  • CIA agents helped generals in Chile to overthrow President Allende.

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    Gerald Fort was elected as President.

    He was not very popular.
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    Jimmy Carter was elected as President.

    He was not very popular neither.
  • Ronald Reagan was elected as President.

    He was a Republican. He spent millions of dolars developing powerful new missiles ans on search into weapons to kock out enemy missiles from space. This helped more Americans to find jobs. The people re-elected him and his presidency ended in 1989 and he still was very popular.
  • Martin Luther King "dream" had come true.

    Martin Luther King "dream" had come true.
    Blacks and whites studied side by side in schools and colleges. They worked side by side in all kind of occupations.
  • Prices in United States were rising by 13.5%

  • 5000 of 50.000 elected officials in the United States were black.

  • Intermediate Range Nuclear Force (INF)

    Gorbachev (new leader of the Sovietic Union) travelled with his wife to the United States. There, in Washington, he and President Reagan signed Intermediate Range Nuclear Force treaty. In the treaty both countries agreed that within 3 years they would destroy all their land-based medium and shorter range nuclear missiles.
  • Jesse Jackson became President.

    Jesse Jackson, a former assistant of Martin Luther King, become President and blacks as well as white voted for him.
  • Free elections.

    All over central and eastern Europe the communist political systems imposed by Stalin in the years of the Second Worl War crumbled away. Hungary, Poland, Est Germany and Czechoslovakia set up multi-party systems and held free elections.
  • "We are not in a cold war now"

    "I believe that future generations will look back to this time and see it as a turning point in world history" the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has said after a visit to Washington.
    "We are not in a cold war now".
  • Most people believed Margaret was right.

    Most people believed Margaret was right.