Significance HW - U.S History Since 1940 Wendy Campos Barrera Terms Homework Directions Choose FIVE of the following terms to define and give

Significance HW - U.S History Since 1940 Wendy Campos...

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U.S. History Since 1940 Wendy Campos Barrera Terms Homework Directions : Choose FIVE of the following terms to define and give significance to U.S. history. 1. Sputnik Definition - Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite launched by the Soviet Union on October 4th, 1957 which lasted for 3 weeks before the battery died then 2 months for it to fall back into the atmosphere. Significance - Sputnik is important in the study of American History because the launch of Sputnik served to intensify the arms race and raise Cold War tensions. During the 1950s, both the United States and the Soviet Union were working to develop new technology. The US feared that they had fallen behind which led policymakers to accelerate space and weapons programs. 2. Neutrality Acts Definition- Three Neutrality Acts passed in the years 1935 and 1937 that would keep the US out of the war by making it illegal to sell or transport arm to the foreign nations.

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