This created a setback for America as they were no longer the sole owner of a functioning nuclear weapon. This began the war against the communists and the capitalists, as demonstrated by the Korean War in 1950 and the Vietnam War in 1954. During these wars, communism was battled by fighting with efforts to contain the advancement of the Soviet’s efforts. The wars shaped U.S. foreign policy because they were able to determine which alliances could benefit America and help them to remain the strongest superpower in the world. To conclude, the Red Scare changed the American society abroad and at home by getting involved in the elimination of Soviet communist transmission to the world.
Stephen King is one of the greatest American authors who was greatly influenced by history and it is clearly shown in his work. Throughout the 20th century there have been many world events that have influenced American culture today; many of these controversies in which America has been involved include: Russia’s Red Scare, The Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Historical Background Russia’s Red Scare was a period in history where every American was afraid of communist Russia. After World War II the U.S. had developed weapons the world had never seen before, nuclear weapons. During the Red Scare, Russia surprised the world when they set off their first nuclear weapon; this sent a ripple of fear throughout the U.S. because now their enemy had they technology to wipe out the American population.
Origins of the Cold War Revisionist historians tend to regard the outbreak of the "Cold War" as a result of American hostility or, at least , diplomatic incompetence, while the more traditional view lays the responsibility squarely at the feet of the Soviet Union. Assess the validity of each view. The Cold War,said to have lasted from the end of World War II to the dismantling of the Soviet Union in 1991, was one of the most significant political events of the 20th century. For nearly 40 years the world was under the constant threat of total devastation, caught between the nuclear arsenals of the United States, Great Britain, and France on one side and the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China on the other. Any crisis precipitated by the struggle between the forces of democracy and communism could trigger a nuclear exchange of such stupendous proportions and overwhelming horror and suffering that would render life on earth utterly impossible.
Along with this, a Cold War was sparked, and a battle of philosophies began. In various wars between anti-communism and pro-communism (such as the Korean and Vietnam wars), millions of people lost their lives in these proxy wars (4). As the atomic bomb had also been the causation of political tensions and another armament race, the cost far outweighed the benefit of the
After the end of WW2, two major governmental institutions, the USA and the USSR, with conflicting political ideologies and agendas, set forth to dominate each other in international politics. This period of time, also known as the Cold War, initiated an era of crazed hysteria in the United States as these two governments frequently clashed and bitterly fought. As a result, the frightened public grew delirious as the world grew dangerously close to a calamitous nuclear war, which ultimately prompted the Eisenhower administration to hinder the spread of communism and encourage the U.S. population to rapidly pursue higher education for the future welfare of this nation. One of the biggest fears of the American people is that the concept of communism contrasts drastically from the concept of capitalism, which the United States was essentially founded upon. The United States, as the public believed, was not a land of perfect communal equality, but rather a land of equal opportunity.
Kennedy urges James Webb, NASA Administrator, to adjust his priorities because, “This is important for political reasons, international political reasons. This is, whether we like it or not, an intensive race" (Supplemental appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The launching of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957, showed the United States that the competition between them and the Soviets would affect the political views between the two countries and the world. After the first launch of the Sputnik 1, the Space Race had begun, this caused the United States politicians to act fast to catch up with the Russians. In the end the United... ... middle of paper ... ... elected president of the Communist party.
Cold War - The Changing Relationship of the Superpowers The United States and Soviet Union, the single most important rivalry of the twentieth century, started as a partnership. This irony was caused by the fact that the Germans were taking over Europe, which forced them in this relationship. Once Hitler was eliminated and Berlin destroyed, the tensions began rising. These two nations had completely opposite ideologies from the economic system to the political system. The changing relationship has evolved from a forced partnership, a possible world war and now finally a steadying friendship.
In the years of the cold war there was an environment of paranoia, due to the fact of clashing ideologies of communism and capitalism paired with the creation of weapons so powerful that the world could very well be annihilated in a matter of hours from these great weapons. Due to this it affected the general population of both the United states and the United kingdom. Tony Judt, author of Postwar, explains the seriousness of the situation stating that, 'the two Great Powers of the day were arming themselves to the hilt and preparing for the eventuality of a thermonuclear war. '1 this was also paired with the rapid growth of the communist countries after the Second World War caused great paranoia, and in a film, released in 1982 called Atomic Café, there is archival footage of U.S. Senator Owen Brewster expressing that the Soviet Union obtained the bomb, 'not through independent research, but from America, from traitors with... ... middle of paper ... ... minds of the threat of nuclear war.
Intellectual history refers to the historiography of major ideas and thinkers. One central idea of intellectual history is that historical major ideas have to be viewed in the terms of the culture, lives, and historical contexts that produced them. This paper will discuss the analysis and evaluation of the historical development of American public schooling and what Curti meant when he wrote that the history of American education is a story about the quest for power, a struggle for cultural, economic, and political freedom and equality. The quest for power has shaped the American educational system since its inception. From colonial times until today, politicians and educators lectured equality and freedom while participating in racial and religious segregation, discrimination against immigrants, and religious intolerance.
The Cold War Era Works Cited Missing The late 1940s to the mid 1980s the American society saw what could quite possibly be titled the biggest technological effect on society. This era, The Cold War, was a period in which fear of attack or invasion and a need to be superior reigned in the American society. It led to the development of space technology, during the Space Race, communication systems, and military technology in what has been appropriately deemed the Arms Race. On October 4, 1957  a huge change concerning technology in society occurred. On this date, the United Soviet Socialists Republic (USSR) launched Sputnik into outer space.