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One of the biggest results of the Cold War was the “Space Race”. The U.S. was battling with theSoviets for power and they did this through military advancements through science. The Sovietslaunched Sputnik which beat the U.S. in the battle. This defeat is what later led to the foundingof NASA.Polio was at an all-time high and was infecting the United States youth at a fast rate. Scientistswere working around the clock to find cures for infectious diseases like Polio. Groups like theGrassroots citizen Activism Group helped raise money for research which helped bring on afoundation called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. We know this foundation asthe March of Dimes. In 1954, Dr. Jonas Salk successfully created a vaccine for Polio.Billy Graham, a Christian Evangelist, made his life work to teach about God’s teachings. He
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Infectious Disease, Cold War, Sputnik, Interstate Highway System, Poliomyelitis

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