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The cold war was between ______ and ______ United states and The Soviet Union.
What were the results of the Cold War? There were mutual suspicious, heightened tensions and a series of international incidents that brought the two countries to the brink of distraction
During world war II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought as allies against _______ Axis Powers
Why did the Soviet Union resent the United States? The Soviet Union resented the U.S for refusal to treat the USSR as a legitimate part of the international community. Also the U.S delay to enter the war that led to the death of millions of Russians
Why did the United States have a tense relationship with the Soviet Union? The United States was concerned about Joseph Stalin's tyrannical, blood thirsty leadership. Also postwar USSR expansionism in Eastern Europe made the U.S fearful of Russian plans to control the world
After World War II ended, the American officials decided that the best defense against the USSR was ______ Containment
What is the arms race? This was the tie during which both the United States and USSR developed atomic weapons
What king of bombs did the United States build? The United States build atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs or "Superbombs"
Who was the American president during this time? Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan
In 1957 the USSR launched a satellite called _____ sputnik Russian for "traveler". Sputnik was the first man made object to be placed on the Earth's Orbit
In 1958 the U.S launched its own satellite called ____ Explorer 1
_______ signed a public order to create NASA(National Aeronautics and Space Administration) President Dwight Eisenhower
________ was the first American man in space Alan Shepard
________ was the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20th 1969 Neil Armstrong using NASA's Apollo 11 mission

The cold war was between ______ and ______

What were the results of the Cold War?

During world war II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought as allies against _______

Why did the Soviet Union resent the United States?

Why did the United States have a tense relationship with the Soviet Union?

After World War II ended, the American officials decided that the best defense against the USSR was ______

What is the arms race?

What king of bombs did the United States build?

Who was the American president during this time?

In 1957 the USSR launched a satellite called _____

In 1958 the U.S launched its own satellite called ____

_______ signed a public order to create NASA(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

________ was the first American man in space

________ was the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20th 1969

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