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The Cold War

Grade 5

The Cold War Struggle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union that was fought with ideas, words, and money with no direct conflict between the two countries
Iron Curtain boundary dividing Europe between Soviet controlled countries and non-Soviet ones.
communism political & economic system in which the government owns all businesses and land
Berlin Airlift program under which the U.S. helped West Berlin by flying in food and fuel when Soviet troops cut off the city from Western trade
Korean War war between South Korea (supportedby the U.S. and the United Nations) and North Korea (supported by China.)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) international organization that wanted to prevent the spread of communism and nations agreed to help each other if they were attacked
Joseph McCarthy U.S. Senator who claimed that communists were working inside the U.S. government.
Nikita Khrushchev leader of the Soviet Union during the Cold War who instigated the Cuban Missle Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis tension between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over nuclear missiles in Cuba
point of view who is telling the story? 1st person (I, me, we) 2nd person (you, your) 3rd person (they, he, she)
Created by: mochateacher