The Coldest of Wars
What Russia and the US did in the 50s and 60s
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2-The Cold War made Americans scared of other Americans
3-We tried to make more tanks than them to show our strength
4-We fought actual war in Korea during the "Cold" war
5-The Eisenhower doctrine sent troops to any Middle Eastern Nation that needed defense against Communist Countries.
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NATO/WARSAW Pact AND China becoming Communist
Communism at Home
Cold War in the 50s 60s Day Two
NATO and Warsaw Pact
In response, Russia created the Warsaw Pact - same idea, just with all of the Communist nations.
As we reached a peaceful tension, China officially became Communist, and our containment had to extend to Asia as well.
The Arms Race
As we made more and more bombs, we also started an actual race - who could be first to get into space and to the moon. Russia took the lead with Sputnik - the first satellite. We put more focus on math and science in schools, and the space race eventually took us to the moon.
Rosenbergs - a couple that were convicted of spying, and they were executed for it.
McCarthy - Wisconsin senator started a "witchhunt" to find potential Communists. Never gave proof, but made Americans scared of potential Communist activities here.
He also passed the Interstate Highway Act, which made lots of the roads we use today. His economy saw boom times, more neighborhoods, and overall prosperity in the 50's.
Economic Growth - the GI Bill gave free college education and better home loans to WWII veterans (and any veteran, still today). This led to more young families needing homes, men getting better jobs, and an overall boom in the economy (aka, baby boom).