By: Kayleigh Quinones
Containment was a U.S strategy used as preventative measures against the
spread of communism. Containment was a reaction to the USSR's actions to
The Iron Curtain was used to describe the line of separation between
the Soviet and Western Europe. The Iron Curtain expanded to the
airwaves during the cold war.
The Truman Doctrine was a policy formed to go against the Soviet dominance during the Cold War. The Truman Doctrine policy said that any country or
person getting threatened by the Soviets should
be supported by the U.S.
The Marshall Plan was a program created by the U.S in which high amounts of
economic aid was given to any countries in Europe who had big negative
impacts after WWII. Named and proposed by
General George C. Marshall.
The Berlin Airlift was a military maneuver that delivered goods and food
by air crafts into West Berlin in the late 1940's,
after the German Government had cut off
their supply paths.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an alliance between European
and North American military, established after WWII,
to empower international ties.
The Korean War was between the United Nations (with U.S support) and
North Korea, the ones who invaded South Korea,
it took place in the early 1950's.
McCarthyism was a campaign that was formed against alleged communists
that were in the U.S government between 1950-1954
carried out by Joseph McCarthy.
The Space Race was a "competition" between the USSR for technical-knowledge control and the US resulting in the first arrival on the moon.
The U-2 Incident was when the Soviets shot an air missile to take out a pilot that
was on a mission to go deep in Soviet territory and
take a picture from plane in 1960.
The Eisenhower Doctrine is the name for a speech made by President Dwight David Eisenhower on January 5th 1957. President Eisenhower promised
any Middle Eastern country economic or military aid to help
them resist the rise of communism.
Brinkmanship was a term used during The Cold War to describe the policy of pursuing a precarious path of action, a "brink" of a catastrophe.
~Cuban Missile Crisis~
The Cuban Missile Crisis was said to be one of the "hottest" times in The Cold War. It was a skirmish between the U.S and the Soviets, in 1962, about the inhabitant missiles in Cuba.
~Bay of Pigs Invasion~
The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed attempt by Cuban exiles, who were supported by the U.S, to invade Cuba in 1961.