Cold War page


Cold War page

Reasons for Rapid

Growth of Economy

•Businesses switch from production of war materials to consumer goods

•Americans purchase goods on credit

•Women return to work inside of the home

•Labor unions become more powerful and workers get new benefits and higher wages

•The next generation of women enter the work force

The Cold War

State of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union

No actual fighting but divided the world into two camps

Types of Government

United States

democratic and capitalistic

Soviet Union

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United States policy that aimed to stop the spread of communism

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Cold War

South Korea and U.S.


Communist Chinese and

North Korean aggression

•Soviets placed missiles in Cuba

•U.S. blockade

•Soviets remove missiles in response to blockade

Cuban Missile Crisis

•U.S. enters Vietnam War to stop the spread of communism into South Vietnam (Domino Theory)

•Americans divided over whether U.S. should be involved militarily

•Conflict ends in cease-fire

•U.S. troops withdraw

Vietnam conflict

•Soviet Union breaks into independent countries

•Berlin Wall is destroyed

Berlin Wall falls


•Role of U.S. military involvement

•Environmental challenges

•Global issues including trade, jobs and diseases

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