THE COLD WAR - THE COLD WAR U.S vs Soviet Union Cold War...

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THE COLD WAR U.S. vs. Soviet Union Cold War: conflict between the Soviet Union and America where neither nation directly confronted the other on a battle field o Was a series of wars backed by these 2 nations Lasted from 1945 to 1989/91 o Worst years were the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s Both nations were too afraid to use the new weapons they had created for fear of ultimate destruction, so had mini wars in different countries I. Leaders during the Cold War United States o Harry Truman 1 st President during Cold War Democrat Made the decision to use atomic bombs in WWII President during Korean War o Dwight D. Eisenhower 2 nd President of Cold War Republican Major individual in Bonus Army Top WWII war hero 1953: elected president Oversaw the cease fire of the Korean War Known for his military spending and build-up of nuclear weapons during his presidency
Very into military Oldest president at the time that he served o John F. Kennedy Youngest president Democrat Catholic Very different from all the other presidents At time, people were very afraid of electing a Catholic because they thought he would only listen to the Pope o Nation was very Protestant at the time Was very ill during presidency Had lots of problems with his back Beat out Richard Nixon Debates between them were the first televised presidential debate JFK was able to present himself better on t.v. Inaugural Address “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” Very different perspective from Great Depression New Frontier Promotional campaign Wanted to go much further than what any other president or American society had done before o Space race Speech to West Germany
Tried to say “I am a Berliner” but said instead “I am a jelly donut” was ridiculed a lot for this Assassination Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, TX o Was a disgruntled person that had desires to accomplish a lot but had not accomplished much o Realized that he could become well known if he assassinated someone Tried to assassinate a few other people but did not succeed o Was assassinated by Jack Ruby, a night club operator Was disgruntled and upset that Oswald had killed the President Dumbest act in American history because Ruby created a huge conspiracy theory about why Oswald killed the president since no one knew the story of Oswald Many people began to believe that Ruby

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