Cold War


Containment Policy and Examples of containment

Marshall Plan

USA giving Europe money to rebuild its self after WWII owing USA $13 Billion

Truman Doctrine

Help countries that were threatened by soviet unions forces or communist insurrection.

Berlin Crisis

first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post–World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under allied control.
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Second Red Scare

fear of a possible Communist takeover;
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Arms Race and Cuban Missile Crisis

confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962 over the presence of missile sites in Cuba; one of the “hottest” periods of the cold war.

a competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons.

Space Race!!

competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for supremacy in spaceflight capability.


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Interstate Highway System

connecting the 48 contiguous states and most of the cities with populations above 50,000, begun in the 1950s and estimated to carry about a fifth of the nation's traffic.