In the end the United... ... middle of paper ... ... elected president of the Communist party. Gorbachev’s goals were to youthen the long-lagging economy and accelerate economic development (Walter). Even though the Soviet Union lost the Space Race to the United States, they put up a good fight with launching Sputnik 1 as the first satellite in orbit. There were many tensions due to the Space Race between the United State and the Soviet Union. The political, social, and economic changes impacted the relationship between the two countries.
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Due to all the aftershock of Kennedy’s death, Johnson was given a climate that gave him the opportunity to finish the unfinished work of Kennedy’s New Frontier. Once Johnson became President a couple of very important pieces of legislation were passed. The first was the Civil Rights Bill that Kennedy had promised to sign. The second was the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Johnson also did great things involving the Vietnam war, the Dominican Republic, He passed the Higher Education Act, Johnson also worked on the Elimination of Poverty and Stopping racial injustice.
Today we see more and more young people taking up careers and jobs in the field of science. The Cold War was one of the most tensed times in the history of the world as the two super powers brought the world to the brink of war on several occasions. America came away from this period as a much more technological developed country. Peter Dickens in an article titled, Who Really won the space race, stated that “the conventional account says that the Soviet Union had an early lead but the United States “won” (monthly review). Some people will say that the USSR won the Space Race, however there's evidence that this never happened.
As Todd Gitlin puts it, “When the Russians launched the first intercontinental ballistic missile and Sputnik in 1957, they blasted the national pride and stoked a national panic in America” (112). Politics controlled the race at first, but President Kennedy later shifted it towards a peaceful space exploration (Holland 114). Before learning about the space explorations and all those courageous astronauts, it is crucial to know the genius masterminds of the explorations. Sergei Korolev was the chief Soviet designer and former political prisoner. His budget was small, yet he accomplished so much (Cadbury 129).
This lead to the Space Race where another heated competition to whoever get to the moon first and to have the best space technology. Focusing to the whole world U.S reasoned that if one country came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. McCarthyism was the effect of communism to the U.S because it was a time when some people were accused of being disloyal to the government for inappropriate political connection. The biggest factor during the Cold War era was the Space Race creation of the Ranger Mission, Titans, and the contribution of President Kennedy. The things we did in the Space Race such as creating NASA leading to build new technologies was justified because it initially helped U.S protect itself and it still affect us today in being able to accomplish our dreams.
The Inaugural Address focuses on several main points including, segregation and civil rights of African Americans and other minorities, calling all Americans to help both him and the country move forward, and to bring peace and democracy to countries around the world. During President Kennedy’s term in office, the country seemed as if it was falling apart. Segregation and civil rights abuses took place in the southern states and even though it was against the law, those states found a way around it. President Kennedy was aggravated that African Americans, mixed races, and other minorities who were not white had fewer opportunities based on skin color; he defined civil rights as being a moral issue and wanted to put an end to segregation. His Inaugural speech covered many issues during the 1960’s, which he planned to address.