Week 22AMERICAN HISTORY  CLASS
During the Cold War the USSR and the US competed againin almost every way—even in science and inventions
In 1957, the Soviets shocked the United States byputting the first satellite, called Sputnik, intospace.
The United States wanted to beat the Soviets atwhat became known as the “Space Race”.
In 1961 President Kennedy announced that the US wouldwork to have the first man on the moon and the it wouldoccur before t...
The Cuban Missile Crisis was when the Communists had missiles pointed at the US fromCuba.
President Kennedy was assassinated in 1962.
(The Space Center was named after him—The Kennedy Space Center in Florida)
The first US man in space was Alan Shepard in1961.
In 1962 John Glenn became the first man toorbit the earth.
Finally, in July, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on themoon with 2 men. Neil Armstrong of Apollo11 was the first man to walk on th...
Other moon missions followed and astronautseven drove a little car called the Lunar Rover onthe moon.
After the moon missions stopped in the 1970s,work on the space shuttle began. Shuttles havebeen used to work in space ever...
Because of WW2, the US became the greatestmanufacturer of goods in the entire world.
The US supplied goods to many of our formerenemies, German and Japan during the 1950s.
The Cold War stimulated the US to workhard at military defense and technology.
The US quickly started making its ships nuclearpowered after WW2. The space race broughtabout many new technological impro...
Our God given freedoms, inherited from ourforefathers through the Constitution, allowed us togrow and enjoy the best stand...
In 1989 communism fell apart. The US becamethe world leader in every area:military, industry, food production, medicine, a...
Democracy and Capitalism enables America tothrive.
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  1. 1. Week 22AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS
  2. 2. During the Cold War the USSR and the US competed againin almost every way—even in science and inventions
  3. 3. In 1957, the Soviets shocked the United States byputting the first satellite, called Sputnik, intospace.
  4. 4. The United States wanted to beat the Soviets atwhat became known as the “Space Race”.
  5. 5. In 1961 President Kennedy announced that the US wouldwork to have the first man on the moon and the it wouldoccur before the end of the 1960s.
  6. 6. The Cuban Missile Crisis was when the Communists had missiles pointed at the US fromCuba.
  7. 7. President Kennedy was assassinated in 1962.
  8. 8. (The Space Center was named after him—The Kennedy Space Center in Florida)
  9. 9. The first US man in space was Alan Shepard in1961.
  10. 10. In 1962 John Glenn became the first man toorbit the earth.
  11. 11. Finally, in July, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on themoon with 2 men. Neil Armstrong of Apollo11 was the first man to walk on the moon.
  12. 12. Other moon missions followed and astronautseven drove a little car called the Lunar Rover onthe moon.
  13. 13. After the moon missions stopped in the 1970s,work on the space shuttle began. Shuttles havebeen used to work in space ever since until this
  14. 14. Because of WW2, the US became the greatestmanufacturer of goods in the entire world.
  15. 15. The US supplied goods to many of our formerenemies, German and Japan during the 1950s.
  16. 16. The Cold War stimulated the US to workhard at military defense and technology.
  17. 17. The US quickly started making its ships nuclearpowered after WW2. The space race broughtabout many new technological improvements.
  18. 18. Our God given freedoms, inherited from ourforefathers through the Constitution, allowed us togrow and enjoy the best standard of living in theentire world.
  19. 19. In 1989 communism fell apart. The US becamethe world leader in every area:military, industry, food production, medicine, andtechnology.
  20. 20. Democracy and Capitalism enables America tothrive.
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