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End of cold war

Senator Joseph McCarthy censured (punished) by Senate for claiming that there were communists in the U.S. Army
End of Cold War •Berlin Wall comes down •Eastern European countries throw off communism and hold free elections •Soviet Union is no longer communist and broken up into 15 different countries
SALT Agreement U.S. and Soviet Union agree to reduce the number of nuclear weapons
Cuban Missile Crisis U.S. blockades Cuba after it discovers Soviet Union is building missile sites on island nation of Cuba located just 90 miles from the coast of Florida
Summit Meeting a meeting between the highest rankings officials of different countries
Reasons for Unpopularity of Vietnam War •Americans saw death and destruction of war for first time on TV •Americans couldn’t see how this war helped us here at home •The draft proved to be very unpopular at home
Results of the Vietnam War •almost 60,000 American soldiers killed •Large numbers of Vietnamese refugees fled to the U.S. • the war divided the American people
Domino Theory the fear that if the U.S. let South Vietnam fall to communism, the rest of Southeast Asia would follow
Arms Race the stockpiling of nuclear weapons by the U.S. and the Soviet Union
Created by: rellisonva



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