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Cold War at home
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Federal employees were analyzed to
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Foreign Policy and the Cold War
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American officials encouraged the
development of atomic weapons like the
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Space Race
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On October 4, 1957, launched Sputnik
(Russian for "traveler"), the world's first
artificial satelli...
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1950s Cold War

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1950s Cold War

  1. 1. {1950s Cold War
  2. 2. Cold War at home     Federal employees were analyzed to determine whether they were sufficiently loyal to the government (2nd Red Scare) Joseph R. McCarthy, investigated allegations of subversive elements in the government and the Hollywood film industry People built bomb shelters in their backyards. They practiced attack drills in schools and other public places 1950s & 1960s movies played into people’s fears of nuclear annihilation by portraying nuclear devastation or mutated creatures
  3. 3. Foreign Policy and the Cold War     American officials encouraged the development of atomic weapons like the ones that had ended World War II United States announced that they would build an even more destructive atomic weapon: the hydrogen bomb, USSR followed suit (nuclear arms race) Domino Theory-when one country falls to communist influence the adjacent countries follow suit. in the late 1950s, space would become another dramatic arena for this competition, as each side sought to prove the superiority of its technology
  4. 4. Space Race     On October 4, 1957, launched Sputnik (Russian for "traveler"), the world's first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth's orbit Americans believed that space was the next frontier and thus could not be lost to the Soviets 1958, the U.S. launched its own satellite, Explorer I July 20, 1969 the United States became the first to land on the moon, winning the space race

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