45-60 - Nathan Ellis May 3, 2005 AP US History 1945-1960...

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Nathan Ellis May 3, 2005 AP US History 1945-1960 Terms Yalta – A conference between the “big three”, Churchill, FDR, and Stalin making final plans to defeat Germany, and plans to overrun Japan with the USSR 1945 Election – Victory in Europe – VE day was on May 8 th , 1945 the day after Germany surrendered. Potsdam – Conference held near Berlin was just telling Japan to surrender or be destroyed. Japan didn’t know we had the bombs yet. Hiroshima and Nagasaki – We dropped bombs on both of these in 1945, the first one was pretty understandable, but the second one was pretty harsh and we didn’t give them the chance to surrender. Victory in Japan – After we exploded the second bomb on Japan, they surrendered – September 2, 1945 was the official day of VJ Nuremberg Trials – Trials dealing with the German Nazis, convicting them of the murder of the Jews. National Security Act – Set up the NSC CIA – CIA is developed for gathering intelligence outside of the United States (spying) NSC – National Security Council was just a council to advise the president on security matters Department of Defense – This was set up to give the US an edge to military technology and other such defensive issues. Marshall Plan – The Marshall Plan was similar to dollar diplomacy, where the states would pay out huge sums of money mostly to Japan and Europe to get friendly relations
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