Which country became a part of the United States after the Spanish-American War?
Why did the United States feel they needed to invade the Bay of Pigs?
The invasion is considered part of the Cold War because the United States was trying to prevent communism from taking hold in the Americas. Fidel Castro helped to lead the Cuban Revolution in overthrowing the existing government of Cuba in 1959. He was an ardent communist and was allied with the Soviet Union.
What was the Cuban missile crisis and how did it get resolved?
In a separate deal, which remained secret for more than twenty-five years, the United States also agreed to remove its nuclear missiles from Turkey. Although the Soviets removed their missiles from Cuba, they escalated the building of their military arsenal; the missile crisis was over, the arms race was not.
What president declared the goal of landing an American on the moon?
President John F. Kennedy
What effect did the space program have on American life?
Chapter 20, Section 2- Stewart
|What effect did the space program have on other aspects of American life?||science programs expanded, new industries developed as well as consumer goods and technologies, space and defense industries grew as well|
What signs signaled that the Cold War had come to an end?
During 1989 and 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened, and free elections ousted Communist regimes everywhere in eastern Europe. In late 1991 the Soviet Union itself dissolved into its component republics. With stunning speed, the Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end.
What changed after the Cold War?
Three things defined the post-Cold War world. The first was U.S. power. The second was the rise of China as the center of global industrial growth based on low wages. The third was the re-emergence of Europe as a massive, integrated economic power.
Why did the Soviet Union lose the Cold War?
Gorbachev’s decision to allow elections with a multi-party system and create a presidency for the Soviet Union began a slow process of democratization that eventually destabilized Communist control and contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union.