Cold War Era
Background of the Cold War
4 events that occurred during the war.
In June, 1947, President George Marshall wanted to give aid to Europe, which was called the Marshall Plan. Congress passed the economic Cooperation Act in March, 1948 and approved funding that would eventually rise to over 12 billion dollars for the rebuilding of Western Europe.
The Korean War begin as a civil war in 1950, between North and South Korea. The conflict became more intense when the United Nations joined to help South Korea and the People's Republic of China entered to aid North Korea. The war left Korea divided and brought the Cold War o Asia.
In 1957, Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite. Sputnik frightened many americans, because they thought that with their new inventions, the Soviets was going to get the upper hand in the arms race. As the tine satellite orbited the Earth, Americans thought that the Soviets could've got so far ahead of them.