Farther south, there may be no visible, no obvious wall. But there remain armed guards and checkpoints all the same--still a restriction on the right to travel, still an instrument to impose upon ordinary men and women thewill of a totalitarian state.Standing before the Brandenburg Gate, every man is a German, separated from his fellow men. Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar.Where four decades ago there was rubble, today in West Berlin there is the greatest industrial output of any city in Germany--busy office blocks, fine homes andapartments, proud avenues, and the spreading lawns of parkland. Where a city's culture seemed to have been destroyed, today there are two great universities, orchestras and an opera, countless theaters, and museums. Where there was want, today there's abundance--food, clothing, automobiles-In the Communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind--too little food. Even today, the Soviet Union still cannot feed itself. After these four decades, then, there stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads toprosperity. Freedom replacesthe ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor.And now the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, be coming to
Study questions1.The terms brinkmanship, peaceful coexistence, and détente are most closely associated with(1) periodic border disputes between Canada and the United States(2) problems the United States experienced with Germany prior to its reunification(3) techniques used by terrorists to intimidate United States citizens(4) Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union2.The Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Nixon(1974) upheld the principle that the president(1) is not above the law(2) can be allowed greater powers during national emergencies(3) must accept limits on his veto power(4) can freely dismiss members of his cabinet3.Which United States foreign policy action best illustrates the concept of containment?(1) adopting the Truman Doctrine in 1947(2) ratifying the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1963(3) returning control of the Panama Canal to Panama in 1978(4) granting diplomatic recognition to the People’s Republic of China in 19794.McCarthyism of the early 1950s resulted in(1) the end of the arms race(2) reduced spending on national defense(3) increased discrimination against returning veterans(4) damage to the reputations of many innocent people
5.In 1958, the United States government increased spending on science education and research in reaction to the(1) creation of the Warsaw Pact(2) launching of Sputnik(3) installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba(4) U-2 incidentBase your answer to question number 6 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.