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Cold War Part Two

Week 25 Social Study Guide

During the Cold War the Cuban Missile Crisis was significant because it was the closest the world had ever come to nuclear war.
The United States’ response to finding out that the Soviets had missiles in Cuba was placing a naval blockade around Cuba.
The Soviet Union put a satellite in space called Sputnik.
US Senator Joseph McCarthy gained fame, power, and influence by appealing to the fears held by the American people that spies were working within the US government during the 1950s.
Fidel Castro was the leader of Cuba during the Cold War.
Joseph McCarthy was the Senator who started rumors of the Red Scare.
The U.S. and Russia were involved in an Arms Race during the 1950’s.
The US and the Soviet Union tried to build as many weapons as possible in the arms race.
The United States wanted the Soviet Union to remove its nuclear weapons from Cuba because they were close to the U.S. border
The cause of the Cuban Missile Crises was when the Soviet Union placed missiles in Cuba that could be used against the U.S.
The USSR and US were the two participants in the Space Race.
Nikita Khrushchev sided with Castro during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
John F. Kennedy was the President of the United States during the Cuban Missile Crises.
Nikita Khrushchev was the leader of Russia during the Cuban Missile Crises.
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