Cold War

By : Alexus Bennett & Tray-von Moore

Iron Curtain




  1. 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.




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Two Alliances during cold war

  1. 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.

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Two superpowers after WWII and their opposing ideologies

Suez Crisis forced the retrenchment of Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the sole superpowers. The U.s.'s global and economic standing was enhanced by participation in World War II.
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Marshall Plan

An American initiative to aid Europe, in which the United States gave $13 billion in economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II.
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Truman Doctrine

  1. 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.

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Berlin Crisis ( Berlin Airlift )

  1. 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.

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Korean War / Conflict

fought in the early 1950s between the United Nations, supported by the United States, and the communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea(North Korea). The war began in 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea.
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Second Red Scare

Second Red Scare began to spread across the United States. Americans feared that the Soviet Union hoped to spread communism all over the world, overthrowing both democratic and capitalist institutions as it went.
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HUAC and Hollywood Ten

10 members of the Hollywood film industry publicly denounced the tactics employed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) .
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McCarthyism

the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.
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Examples of the effect on American society

The Cold War became a dominant influence on many aspects of American society for much of the second half of the 20th century. It escalated due to antagonist values between the United States, representing capitalism and democracy, and the Soviet Union, representing communism and authoritarianism. Being the two dominant world powers after WWII, contention between the Americans and Soviets became a global conflict.
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Armed race & Cuban missile crisis

Armed race : a race between hostile nations to accumulate or develop weapons; broadly : an ever escalating race or competition.


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.

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Space Race

the competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration
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Suburbs ( levittown)

An unincorporated community of southeast New York on western Long Island. It was the first of several low-cost, suburban housing developments built by Levitt and Sons following WorldWar II
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Interstate highway system

  1. 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.


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