Recent Event Highlights: John F. Kennedy becomes president, Soviets get the hydrogen bomb, U.S. gets the hydrogen bomb, Eisenhower becomes president, Soviets get the atomic bomb, Truman becomes president, and 9 more...
Created by bittner on Oct 8, 2010
Last updated: 10/27/10 at 05:42 AM
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Only president to be born in the 20th century. He was the youngest to be elected, other than Teddy Roosevelt. He only served as president for two years because he was assinated in 1963. He was the first catholic president to be elected.
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God."
This made the Soviets angry because they had told the U.S. that they could not spy on them and their affairs.
"I was a pilot flying an airplane and it just so happened that where i was flying made what i was doing spying"
The first man-made satellite to be launched into space. This ment that the Soviets had beaten American in the space race, which was a huge blow to our national ego.
The Soviets acquiring the hydrogen bomb spelled huge problems for the United states. Now it was no longer a matter of "will" either country use it, it was a matter of when.
“I couldn’t ignore how horrible and inhuman our work was. But the war that had just ended was also inhuman. I wasn’t a soldier in that war, but I felt like one in this scientific and technological war"-Andrei Sakharov
This was the Communist's NATO. It was a defense agreement between eight Communist states.
Fearing the uprising of Communism, the United States Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) invaded Guatemala to overthrow Jacob Arbenz Guzman.
The hydrogen bomb was even greater than the atomic bomb. The United states now had the power to silence any country that threatened them.
Served from 1953-1961, was the first supreme commander of NATO. Before he was president he was the supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II.
The Soviet Union got their first atomic bomb by stealing the knowledge from American scientists. This put America on edge because they believed that a Atomic war with the Soviets was now imenent.
Stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Americans were fearful of the spread of cummunism in other countries. So, NATO was created to try and stop it.
"Commitment and co-operation to overcome barriers and difficulties, and determination to achieve the standards of the EU as well as NATO membership, are and have always been the principal target."-Alfred Moisiu
Made people in the United States fearful. They thought that if a large country like China could become Communist then other countries would soon follow.
"British diplomats were present in China and able to witness the country's massive social transformation under Mao."
Soviets blockaded the Americans railroad into Eastern Berlin, cutting off their supplies. This gave the Soviets control over nearly all of Berlin.
" The Blockade of surface and water routes into West Berlin by the Soviet Union in Summer 1948 was an act of war ."-Chuck Powell
Gave aid to struggling European nations after World War II
Claimed that the United States would come to the aid of any country being threatened by a "totalarian regime."
The North half of Korea believed that the entire country should be united. The Americans came to the aid of South Korea because they didn't want all of Korea to become Communist.
The first of two Japanese cities to be hit with an atomic bomb.
Divided Europe in to two halves from 1945 until the end of the cold war in 1991
"what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. "
A very "up and down" president. He was likedby the people at sometimes and disliked at others. He is responsible for the creation of the Truman Doctrine and was a great supporter of the use of the atomic bomb.
"The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness. "-Harry Truman