Country occupying the northern part of the Korean peninsula.
Country occupying the southern part of the Korean peninsula.
U.S. senator who, in the 1950's, claimed that communists were working inside the U.S. government.
John F. Kennedy
35th President of the U.S., from 1961 to 1963. He was the youngest person ever to be elected President, and was assassinated in 1963.
War between South Korea (supported by the U.S. and the United Nations) and North Korea (supported by China) from 1950 to 1953.
Period of panic and fear that communism was spreading in the U.S. in the early twentieth century.
Race to build more and better weapons than the enemy has.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Tension between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1962 over nuclear missiles in Cuba.
Barrier that divided communist East Berlin from non-communist West Berlin from 1961 to 1989.