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https://history.state.gov/milestones/all

1750–1775: Diplomatic Struggles in the Colonial Period

Incidents leading up to the French and Indian War, 1753–54
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/incidents

French and Indian War/Seven Years’ War, 1754–63
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/french-indian-war

Albany Plan of Union, 1754
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/albany-plan

Treaty of Paris, 1763
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/treaty-of-paris

Parliamentary taxation, 1763–1775
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/parliamentary-taxation

Proclamation Line of 1763, Quebec Act of 1774 and Westward Expansion
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/proclamation-line-1763

1776–1783: Diplomacy and the American Revolution

Secret Committee of Correspondence/ Committee for Foreign Affairs, 1775–1777
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1776-1783/secret-committee

French Alliance, French Assistance, and European Diplomacy during the American
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1776-1783/french-alliance

Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat, 1776–1785
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1776-1783/b-franklin

Treaty of Paris, 1783
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1776-1783/treaty

1784–1800: The Diplomacy of the Early Republic

The United States and the French Revolution, 1789–1799
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/french-rev

The United States and the Haitian Revolution, 1791–1804
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/haitian-rev

The Citizen Genêt Affair, 1793–1794
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/citizen-genet

John Jay’s Treaty, 1794–95
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/jay-treaty

Treaty of San Lorenzo/ Pinckney’s Treaty, 1795
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/pickney-treaty

Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/washington-farewell

The XYZ Affair and the Quasi-War with France, 1798–1800
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/xyz

1801–1829: Securing the Republic

Barbary Wars, 1801–1805 and 1815–1816
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/barbary-wars

Napoleonic Wars and the United States, 1803–1815
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/napoleonic-wars

Louisiana Purchase, 1803
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/louisiana-purchase

War of 1812–1815
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/war-of-1812

Rush-Bagot Pact, 1817 and Convention of 1818
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/rush-bagot

Acquisition of Florida: Treaty of Adams-Onis (1819) and Transcontinental Treaty (1821)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/florida

Monroe Doctrine, 1823
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monroe

1830–1860: Diplomacy and Westward Expansion

Indian Treaties and the Removal Act of 1830
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/indian-treaties

The Oregon Territory, 1846
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/oregon-territory

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation

Founding of Liberia, 1847
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/liberia

Gadsden Purchase, 1853–1854
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/gadsden-purchase

The United States and the Opening to Japan, 1853
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/opening-to-japan

1861–1865: The Civil War and International Diplomacy

Preventing Diplomatic Recognition of the Confederacy, 1861–1865
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1861-1865/confederacy

The Trent Affair, 1861
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1861-1865/trent-affair

1866–1898: The Continued Expansion of United States Interests

Alaska purchase
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase

Chinese Exclusion Act
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/chinese-immigration

Alfred Thayer Mahan
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/mahan

Blaine and Pan-Americanism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/blaine

Annexation of Hawaii
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/hawaii

US Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/yellow-journalism

Spanish-American war
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/spanish-american-war

1899–1913: Defending U.S. International Interests

The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war

Secretary of State John Hay and the Open Door in China, 1899–1900
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/hay-and-china

Japanese-American Relations at the Turn of the Century, 1900–1922
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/japanese-relations

The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment, 1901
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/platt

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

The Treaty of Portsmouth and the Russo-Japanese War, 1904–1905
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/portsmouth-treaty

Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo

The Chinese Revolution of 1911
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/chinese-rev

Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

1914–1920: World War One and Wilsonian Diplomacy

U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Haiti, 1915–34
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/haiti

U.S. Entry into World War I, 1917
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/wwi

Wilson’s Fourteen Points, 1918
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/fourteen-points

The Bullitt Mission to Soviet Russia, 1919
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/bullitt-mission

The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/paris-peace

The League of Nations, 1920
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/league

1921–1936: Interwar Diplomacy

The Washington Naval Conference, 1921–1922
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/naval-conference

The Immigration Act of 1924 (The Johnson-Reed Act)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/immigration-act

The Dawes Plan, the Young Plan, German Reparations, and Inter-allied War Debts
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/dawes

The Geneva Naval Conference, 1927
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/geneva

The Kellogg-Briand Pact, 1928
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/kellogg

The 1928 Red Line Agreement
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/red-line

The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Protectionism in the Interwar Period
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/protectionism

The London Naval Conference, 1930
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/london-naval-conf

The Mukden Incident of 1931 and the Stimson Doctrine
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/mukden-incident

Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Recognition of the Soviet Union, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/ussr

New Deal Trade Policy: Export-Import Bank Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act, 1934
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/export-import-bank

The Neutrality Acts, 1930s
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/neutrality-acts

1937–1945: Diplomacy and the Road to Another War

Japan, China, the United States and the Road to Pearl Harbor, 1937–41
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/pearl-harbor

Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

American Isolationism in the 1930s
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/american-isolationism

Henry Luce and 20th Century U.S. Internationalism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/internationalism

The Atlantic Conference & Charter, 1941
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/atlantic-conf

Lend-Lease and Military Aid to the Allies in the Early Years of World War II
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/lend-lease

U.S.-Soviet Alliance, 1941–1945
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/us-soviet

Repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, 1943
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/chinese-exclusion-act-repeal

Wartime Conferences, 1941–1945
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/war-time-conferences

The Casablanca Conference, 1943
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/casablanca

The Tehran Conference, 1943
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/tehran-conf

Bretton Woods-GATT, 1941–1947
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/bretton-woods

The Yalta Conference, 1945
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/yalta-conf

The Potsdam Conference, 1945
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/potsdam-conf

The Formation of the United Nations, 1945
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/un

1945–1952: The Early Cold War

Atomic Diplomacy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/atomic

The Nuremberg Trial and the Tokyo War Crimes Trials (1945–1948)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/nuremberg

Occupation and Reconstruction of Japan, 1945–52
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/japan-reconstruction

The Acheson-Lilienthal & Baruch Plans, 1946
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/baruch-plans

The Truman Doctrine, 1947
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/truman-doctrine

National Security Act of 1947
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/national-security-act

Kennan and Containment, 1947
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/kennan

Marshall Plan, 1948
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/marshall-plan

The Berlin Airlift, 1948–1949
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/berlin-airlift

Creation of Israel, 1948
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/creation-israel

The Arab-Israeli War of 1948
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/arab-israeli-war

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1949
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/nato

The Chinese Revolution of 1949
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/chinese-rev

NSC-68, 1950
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/NSC68

Decolonization of Asia and Africa, 1945–1960
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/asia-and-africa

The Korean War, 1950–1953
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/korean-war-2

The Australia, New Zealand and United States Security Treaty (ANZUS Treaty), 1951
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/anzus

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/immigration-act

Korean War and Japan’s Recovery
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/korean-war

1953–1960: Entrenchment of a Bi-Polar Foreign Policy

Dien Bien Phu & the Fall of French Indochina, 1954
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/dien-bien-phu

The East German Uprising, 1953
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/east-german-uprising

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), 1954
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/seato

The Taiwan Straits Crises: 1954–55 and 1958
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/taiwan-strait-crises

U.S.-China Ambassadorial Talks, 1955–1970
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/china-talks

The Warsaw Treaty Organization, 1955
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/warsaw-treaty

The Baghdad Pact (1955) and the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/cento

Bandung Conference (Asian-African Conference), 1955
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/bandung-conf

Khrushchev and the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party, 1956
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/khrushchev-20th-congress

The Suez Crisis, 1956
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/suez

Sputnik, 1957
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/sputnik

The Eisenhower Doctrine, 1957
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/eisenhower-doctrine

The Berlin Crisis, 1958–1961
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/berlin-crises

U-2 Overflights and the Capture of Francis Gary Powers, 1960
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/u2-incident

1961–1968: The Presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

The Laos Crisis, 1960–1963
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/laos-crisis

The Congo, Decolonization, and the Cold War, 1960–1965
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/congo-decolonization

USAID and PL–480, 1961–1969
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/pl-480

The Bay of Pigs Invasion and its Aftermath, April 1961–October 1962
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/bay-of-pigs

The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/cuban-missile-crisis

Alliance for Progress and Peace Corps, 1961–1969
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/alliance-for-progress

The Limited Test Ban Treaty, 1963
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/limited-ban

U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War: the Gulf of Tonkin and Escalation, 1964
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/gulf-of-tonkin

The India-Pakistan War of 1965
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/india-pakistan-war

The 1967 Arab-Israeli War
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/arab-israeli-war-1967

U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive, 1968
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/tet

Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/soviet-invasion-czechoslavkia

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), 1968
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/npt

1969–1976: The Presidencies of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford

The Allende Years and the Pinochet Coup, 1969–1973
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/allende

Détente and Arms Control, 1969–1979
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/detente

The South Asia Crisis and the Founding of Bangladesh, 1971
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/south-asia

Nixon and the End of the Bretton Woods System, 1971–1973
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/nixon-shock

Strategic Arms Limitations Talks/Treaty (SALT) I and II
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/salt

Rapprochement with China, 1972
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/rapprochement-china

The 1973 Arab-Israeli War
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/arab-israeli-war-1973

Oil Embargo, 1973–1974
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/oil-embargo

Ending the Vietnam War, 1969–1973
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/ending-vietnam

The Angola Crisis 1974–75
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/angola

Shuttle Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1974–1975
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/shuttle-diplomacy

Helsinki Final Act, 1975
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/helsinki

1977–1981: The Presidency of Jimmy Carter

“Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden”: The Horn of Africa and SALT II, 1977–1979
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/horn-of-africa

Central America, 1977–1980
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/central-america-carter

Carter and Human Rights, 1977–1981
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/human-rights

Political and Security Relations: United States and Western Europe, 1977–1981
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/us-western-europe

The North-South Dialogue and Economic Diplomacy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/north-south-dialogue

Counter-Proliferation During the Carter Administration
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/non-proliferation

China Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/china-policy

Trilateral Diplomacy: the United States, Western Europe and Japan
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/trilateral-diplomacy

Camp David Accords and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/camp-david

The Panama Canal and the Torrijos-Carter Treaties
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/panama-canal

The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and the U.S. Response, 1978–1980
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/soviet-invasion-afghanistan

1981–1988: The Presidency of Ronald W. Reagan

U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1981–1991
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/u.s.-soviet-relations

Central America, 1981–1993
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/central-america

The Reagan Administration and Lebanon, 1981–1984
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/lebanon

Crisis in the South Atlantic: Reagan Administration and Anglo-Argentine War of 1982
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/south-atlantic

The August 17, 1982 U.S.-China Communiqué on Arms Sales to Taiwan
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/china-communique

1989–1992: The Presidency of George H.W. Bush

The End of Apartheidhttps://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/apartheid
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), 1989https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/apec
Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, 1989https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/fall-of-communism
The Collapse of the Soviet Unionhttps://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/collapse-soviet-union
The Breakup of Yugoslavia, 1990–1992https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/breakup-yugoslavia
Tiananmen Square, 1989https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/tiananmen-square
The Gulf War, 1991https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/gulf-war
The Madrid Conference, 1991https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/madrid-conference
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties, 1991 and 1993
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/strategic-arms-reduction

1993–2000: The Presidency of William J. Clinton

The Evolution of NATO, 1988–2001
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1993-2000/evolution-of-nato

Somalia, 1992–1993
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1993-2000/somalia

The War in Bosnia, 1992–1995
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1993-2000/bosnia

Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin, and U.S.-Russian Relations
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1993-2000/clinton-yeltsin

Denuclearization and the Two Koreas, 1993–2001
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1993-2000/two-koreas

The Oslo Accords and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1993-2000/oslo

Intervention in Haiti, 1994–1995
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1993-2000/haiti






Moments in U.S. Diplomatic History (Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training)
http://adst.org/moments/

An American Diplomat in Vichy France
http://adst.org/2013/07/an-american-diplomat-in-vichy-france/

Viet Cong Invade American Embassy
http://adst.org/2013/07/viet-cong-invade-american-embassy-the-1968-tet-offensive/

The Fall of Saigon--April 30, 1975
http://adst.org/2013/04/the-fall-of-saigon-april-30-1975/

The Liberation and The Catastrophe: The Deadly Founding of Israel, May 14, 1948
http://adst.org/2013/05/the-liberation-and-the-catastrophe-the-deadly-founding-of-israel-may-14-1948/

The Day Venezuelans Attacked Nixon
http://adst.org/2013/05/the-day-venezuelans-attacked-nixon/

The Little Emergency that was the Korean War
http://adst.org/2013/06/the-little-emergency-that-was-the-korean-war/

McCarthy's Red Herring
http://adst.org/2013/02/mccarthys-red-herring/

The 1958 U.S. Marine Invasion of Lebanon
http://adst.org/2013/07/the-1958-u-s-marine-invasion-of-lebanon-it-was-no-day-at-the-beach/

A Completely Lawless Place – Beirut and the Assassination of Ambassador Meloy and Robert Waring
http://adst.org/2013/06/a-completely-lawless-place-the-assassination-of-ambassador-meloy-and-robert-waring-beirut-june-16-1976/

The June 4 Massacre in Tiananmen Square, 1989
http://adst.org/2013/05/the-june-4-massacre-in-tiananmen-square-1989/

The Bombing of U.S. Embassy Beirut — April 18, 1983
http://adst.org/2013/04/the-bombing-of-u-s-embassy-beirut-april-18-1983/
The Embassy Beirut Bombing — A Consular Officer’s Perspective
http://adst.org/2013/04/the-embassy-beirut-bombing-one-consular-officers-perspective/

The Bay of Pigs, April 15, 1961 — “People felt this plan would not succeed”
http://adst.org/2013/04/the-bay-of-pigs-april-15-1961-people-felt-this-plan-would-not-succeed/

Nixon Goes to China
http://adst.org/2013/02/nixon-goes-to-china/

The Show Trial of U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers
http://adst.org/2013/01/the-show-trial-of-u-2-pilot-francis-gary-powers/

The Assassination of U.S. Ambassador Spike Dubs, Kabul, 1979
http://adst.org/2013/01/the-assassination-of-ambassador-spike-dubs-kabul-1979/

The U.S.S. Pueblo Incident
http://adst.org/2013/01/the-uss-pueblo-incident-assassins-in-seoul-a-spy-ship-captured/
Washington Post article about Pueblo
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-unveiling-its-greatest-cold-war-prize-captured-us-navy-spy-ship-uss-pueblo/2013/07/25/0205232a-f590-11e2-81fa-8e83b3864c36_story.html

Desert Storm “The War Never Really Ended” — Part I
http://adst.org/2013/01/desert-storm-the-war-never-really-ended-part-i/
Desert Storm “The War Never Really Ended” — Part II
http://adst.org/2013/01/desert-storm-part-ii/

The Iran Hostage Crisis—Part I
http://adst.org/2012/10/the-iran-hostage-crisis-part-i/
The Iran Hostage Crisis—Part II
http://adst.org/2012/11/the-iran-hostage-crisis-part-ii/
Tie a Yellow Ribbon — The Iran Hostage Crisis as Seen from the Home Front
http://adst.org/2012/10/tie-a-yellow-ribbon-the-iran-hostage-crisis-as-seen-from-the-home-front/