War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
Created by ejohns01 on Apr 12, 2011
Last updated: 04/19/11 at 02:27 PM
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The space shuttle was that was taken to the moon was the Apollo 11. Astronauts Neil Armstong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the first people to walk on the moon.
A wall that seperated East Berlin and West Berlin from 1961-1989. It was built by the Communist East German government to prevent its citizens from fleeing to the West.
Unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban-exiles to invade southern Cuba, with help from the U.S., in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. This was a failure.
The downing of a U.S. spy plane and capture of its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, by the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960.
An artificial satellite launched into space by the Soviet Union.
The Vietnam War was fought between North and South Vietnam. The United States helped southern Vietnam. This war had a draft that many Americans protested.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American Communists who were executed for conspiracy of spying and passing information regarding the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea, lasting from 1950 to 1953, in which the United States, along with other UN countries, fought on a side of the South Koreans and China fought on the side of the North Koreans.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a defensive military alliance formed in 1949 by ten western European countries, the U.S., and Canada.
327 day operation in which the United States and British planes flew food and supplies into West Berlin after the Soviet Union blockaded the city. The blockade ended May 12, 1949
The program, proposed by the Secretary of State George Marshall in 1947, under which the U.S. supplied economic aid to European nations to help them rebuild after WWII.
The Iron Curtain Speech took place on March 5, 1946 at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea on February 11, 1945. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was there for the United States, Winston Churchill from the United Kingdom, and Joseph Stalin from the Soviet Union. Ths gathering was to discuss Europe's postwar reorganization.