6.05 Cold War

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The quote below was written in the mid 1900s:

"Surely no sane member of the human race could discover victory in such desolation." —President Dwight Eisenhower.

What was President Eisenhower referring to with this statement?

prospect of a war using thermonuclear weapons

Which event led to the establishment of NASA?

Soviets’ launching of Sputnik 1

What ended the Cuban Missile Crisis?

The United States agreed to not invade Cuba, and the Soviets agreed to remove all missiles from Cuba.

Which event resulted in the greatest threat of nuclear war?

U.S. naval blockade of Cuba

What has been the longest-lasting aspect of the tensions that arose between the U.S. and Cuba in the 1960s?

a U.S trade embargo

What development during the 1950s made long-range bombers obsolete?

intercontinental missiles

Which event was the first to cause tension between the Soviet Union and President Kennedy?

Soviet building of the Berlin Wall

Which event marked the start of the nuclear arms race?

Soviet Union’s first test of an atomic bomb in 1949

What limits did the U.S., U.S.S.R, and Great Britain agree to regarding nuclear weapons testing in 1963?

testing could only occur underground

Which of these measures did Americans fear was likely to lead to nuclear war with the Soviet Union?

NOT U.S. demands that Soviets dismantle their missiles

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