The Space Race

United States vs Soviet Union, Democracy vs Communism

How the Space Race parellels the cold war

The competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the first to the moon was just as fierce as the cold war. Each country was fighting to prove its superiority to the other, and to the world. If the Soviet Union had won, it would have been a victory for communism. When the US won, it was a victory for democracy.

Why Important?

Landing a man on the moon was something Kennedy had dreamed of. After his assassination this was a way for the country to honor his legacy, and fulfill his dreams and hard work.

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