Topic 2: 1950’s and 1960’s Cold War and Society

Unit 11: The Cold War
Topic 2: 1950’s and 1960’s Cold War
and Society
Name: ______________________
Block ______________
Date: ________________
Commie SPIES! – The Second Red Scare
Who were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?
What was “McCarthyism”?
Who was Alger Hiss?
Why do you think the “red scare” became such a big deal in the late 40’s and early 50’s?
Why did the US allow it to happen?
1950’s America
What was the focus of American culture in
the 50’s?
What new development did teenagers love
in the 50’s?
What did the USSR develop that sparked a
major arms race?
What was Sputnik and what impact did it
have on the US?
Draw a picture
of Sputnik:
New policy of ___________________
_________________________ to deter any
nuclear strike by the Soviets.
Define in our own words:
Nuclear arms race leads to MAD:
Mutually Assured Destruction
Draw a cartoon for MAD:
1960’s Cold War
How did the Cold War influence politics and
the economy?
Who won the election of 1960?
Kennedy said the US would "pay any
______, bear any___________, meet any
hardship, support any __________, oppose
any _______, in order to assure the survival
and success of ____________."
In your own words:
JFK also asked for personal sacrifice when
he said, "Ask not what your country can do
for you; ask what you can do for your
In your own words:
What did President Kennedy promise that America would do within a decade?
In 1959, __________________ led a Communist Revolution against a corrupt dictatorship
in Cuba.
Many Cubans fled to the US.
The CIA trained and supported a group of Cuban exiles to try to retake the island from Fidel
Castro, but they failed and were captured. AWKWARD! This is called the
Meanwhile….tensions rise in Berlin, Germany….
What did the USSR do in Berlin in the
summer of 1961?
Draw a picture:
Back in Cuba
In 1962 the Soviet Union puts missiles in
Cuba which starts the
 Kennedy told the Soviets to remove their missiles
or the US might destroy them. It was the closest
the world has ever come to
______________________, but the Soviets did
remove the missiles after 13 days. The US
promised not to _____________________.
JFK creates two organizations: _____________________ and ______________________________.
What was their purpose?