The traditional date marking the fall of the Berlin Wall is Nov. 9, 1989. On this day, the government of East Germany allowed people to cross freely into West Berlin. The government removed some portions of the wall to c... More »

The East German military built the Berlin Wall after World War II to prevent the migration of civilians to the Allied West. Many Eastern Germans did not want to live under their communist leaders and attempted to cross t... More »

The Berlin Wall was torn down as a symbol of the fall of the repressive East German communist government. When East Germans were finally allowed to freely enter West Germany, on Nov. 9, 1989, thousands of Germans respond... More »

The Berlin Wall was torn down on Nov. 9, 1989. It was built to separate East Berlin from West Berlin. Construction started on Aug.13, 1961, using barbed wire and concrete. The wall made it very difficult for people to de... More »

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The Berlin Wall was torn down as a symbol of the fall of the repressive East German communist government. When East Germans were finally allowed to freely enter West Germany, on Nov. 9, 1989, thousands of Germans respond... More »

The Berlin airlift was important because it prevented West Berlin from falling into the control of the Soviet Union after World War II. The Soviet Union was blockading the parts of Berlin that were occupied and administe... More »

Some key events related to "McCarthyism" in the United States include Joseph McCarthy's rise and fall from power, the inspiration he took from the work of the House Un-American Activities Committee and the “Army-McCarthy... More »

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