The Cold War was a “global; power struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted from 1945 to 1991” (textbook page 511). In 1945 the United States and the Soviet Union defeated Germany in World War Two. After the war was over, both wanted to be the leader of the world. The two countries remained allies with each other until communism began to spread in Europe. The spread of communism caused Americans to fear communism which lead to problems that affected the United States domestic policy and their society. The Cold War affected the US educationally,
To begin, the Cold war caused Domestic policies to have a negative educational impact on The American people. The American people were deprived of their rights. According to the 26th article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), everyone has the right to an education. In Document 6, the launching of the Soviet Satellite Sputnik destroyed the US’s general education. The Soviet’s Satellite Sputnik was the first satellite to be released into the atmosphere. When the US found out about the Sputnik, the Cold War turned into the Space Race. The Space Race was a race between the US and the USSR to develop technology to allow “firsts” in exploration of space. The Sputnik forced the US to place a new national priority On research science. It can be interpreted that math and reading was no longer a focus. This was A negative effect on the American people because they were no longer receiving a proper education for math and reading. Next, the Cold War affected the US socially.
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