Site of the first test of the Hydrogen Bomb
Made advances in computer technology possible
John Foster Dulles
Believed only the threat of nuclear war would stop the Soviets
Rejected many norms of American Society
Dangerous product of a nuclear explosion
A meeting of government heads
Grew substantially in the 1950s because of advances in military technology
Community of inexpensive homes built in the suburbs
Proved that a nuclear attack would leave millions dead
conducted secret actions against foreign targets
Used to describe an America overly focused on its own wealth
An object put in orbit around the Earth
developed the Polio vaccine
Emerged as the new leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Promised to travel to Korea and end the war if elected
Interstate Highway System
Ambitious building project of the 1950s
developed to deliver powerful nuclear weapons
Organization created to resist Communist aggression in Asia
made the Checkers speech to apologize for accepting money
going to the brink of war without actually getting into war
use of overwhelming force against the Soviets to settle a serous conflict
Military alliance between Soviet dominated countries of Eastern Europe
The right of the US to help, on request, against communist expansion
First artificial satellite
Agency responsible for exploring outer space
Duck and Cover
Educational film designed to protect school age students in case of a nuclear explosion
First animal to orbit the Earth
Star of famous TV comedy "I Love Lucy"
area where people started to settle because of its warmer climate
Albe and Baker
First animals to survive a space flight (US flight)
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