Cold War

By Caitlyn Vaught

Background

The Cold War is the tesion between the U.S. and the USSR. Both powers never met in actual combat. The U.S. feared that the USSR was going to spread their Totalitarion Communist ways to other countries that were allied with the U.S.. Besides the U.S. and the USSR, there were six other powers that were involved in the war. Those powers were North and South Korea, the members of the Warsaw pact, China, Cuba, Japan, and Tiwan. NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Orginization, consisted of the U.S., Canada, and western allies. It was created to defensd against communism and make sure that allnthe countries involved looked out for each other. The Warsaw Pact was led by the USSR and eastern European powers.It was against non-communists and protected all communist countries. The Cold War was from 1945 and 1991.

Events of The Cold War

The phrase "JFK Blown Away" refers to the assassination of the U.S. president at the time. The president at the time, JFK, was was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in 1963. He was shot while going down the street in his car. His killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, who managed to kill JFK from a near by building. Oswald had confessed what he did to his brother and was sent to jail. While he was going to Dallas County Jail, he was killed.



The "moon shot"was a United States success. What it was was the landing of the first man on the moon. The date that this happen was July 20, 1969. The rocket that they took in order to get to the moon was called Apollo 11. This happened during the Cold War era and was called the Space Race. It was a competition between the U.S. and the USSR. There were three men who took part in this. Their names are Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.


Richard Nixon back again refers to Richard Nixon's reelection. This happened in 1968. This took place during the Cold War era. It was something that only took place in the U.S. Before he was reelected he was Vice President


Ho Chi Minh was a revolutionary leader of Vietnam. At first he was an outspoken voice for Vietnamese Independence. Then he was inspired by the Bolshevik Revolution, he joined the communist party. He supported North Vietnam and created Viet Minh forces. His position was party secretary-general to Le Duan. This is important to the Cold War era because he was a big cause to the victory of North Vietnam

Around The U.S.A and The World

Around the world, there were many other events going on during the Cold War. One was the Berlin Wall which was created to try and stop berlin from getting support from the U.S. Another was the Cuban missile crisis. That was when the USSR was puting nuclear missiles in Cuba. NATO was formed to help protect democratic countries from the Communist countries. Finally, the U.S. went through another Red Scare