1945. 1952. The Early Cold War. MAIN THEMES 1. How the mutual mistrust between the United States and the Soviet Union combined with critical events of World War II to cause the Cold War.
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The Early Cold War
1. How the mutual mistrust between the United States and the Soviet Union combined with critical events of World War II to cause the Cold War.
2. How the American policy of containment led to an increasing American involvement in crises around the world.
3. How World War II ended the Great Depression and ushered in an era of nervous prosperity.
4. How the Cold War contributed to a reluctance to return to domestic reform. That the immediate postwar era produced an anticommunist reaction, and how that reaction affected domestic American politics.
Jan 1942- Casablanca
Nov/Dec 1943- Teheran
Feb 1945 – Yalta
July 1945 – Potsdam
1947 - The Truman Doctrine: Greece /Turkey
1948 - Berlin Airlift
1949 - North Atlantic Treaty
1955 - Warsaw Pact
1944 - Serviceman’s Readjustment Act (GI Bill)
1946 - UMW Strike
1946 - Social Security / Minimum wage
1947 - Taft / Hartley Act
The Korean War -The Divided Peninsula
1947- The Federal Loyalty Program
- J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI
1947 - House Un-American Activities Committee
1948 - “Hollywood Ten”
1948 – Whittiker Chambers’ “pumpkin papers (Alger Hiss)
1951-53 - Rosenberg Case
1950-1964 - McCarthyism
1948 - Berlin Blockade
1949 - the Basic Law
1949 - 63, Adenauer Era
1954 Restoration of Sovereignty (with some exceptions) to the F.R.G.
1955 Entry into NATO and the Western European Union (WEU)
1961 Berlin Wall Erected
1969 – Election of Willy Brandt