Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

By: Davy Bodenheimer

Who were the Rosenberg's?

•Soviet Unions Spies during the time of the Cold War, that leaked secrets of the Atomic Bomb and notes used to the Soviet Union

The Trial

Tuesday, March 6th 1951 at 11am

The United States Justice Department

The trial against Ethel and Julius Rosenberg began on March 6, 1951, with the judge Irving Kaufman. After a very long 23 days the trial came to and end with the conclusion of guilty, Ethel and Julius were convicted under Section 2 of the Espionage Act of 1917 50 U.S. Code 32. On April 5 they were sentenced to death by electric chair. They were the only two American civilians to be executed for espionage-related activity during the Cold-War.

Cold-War Affect

The Rosenbergs had a large affect on the Cold-War and the length of it. They started a large scare across America with the idea that Soviet Spies were infiltrating our government and society. The details and information they gave also allowed the Soviet Russia to have the A-bomb far sooner than we had predicted, because of this, it led us into a stale mate between us and Russia. The Rosenbergs affected America greatly