By : Alexus Bennett & Tray-von Moore
The notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in eastern Europe in 1989.
Two Alliances during cold war
The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, Nato its allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact.
Two superpowers after WWII and their opposing ideologies
The Truman Doctrine, 1947. With the Truman Doctrine, President Harry S. Truman established that the United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
Berlin Crisis ( Berlin Airlift )
The Berlin Crisis of 1961 (4 June – 9 November 1961) was the last major politico-military European incident of the Cold War about the occupational status of the German capital city, Berlin, and of post–World War II Germany.
Korean War / Conflict
Second Red Scare
HUAC and Hollywood Ten
Examples of the effect on American society
Armed race & Cuban missile crisis
Cuban missile crisis : A 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.
Suburbs ( levittown)
Interstate highway system
a network of U.S. highways 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.