The aftermath of the Cold War and Competition that Arose between the USSR and the US
The Cold War was an event that affected American and Soviet history tremendously. This political battle over communism cost the U.S. a significant amount. After just coming out of WWII, most countries were crushed to ruins. There were two major superpowers though, that were still on their feet. These two superpowers, the U.S. and the USSR, were in a major space, technology, and arms race. With the launching of Sputnik, a Russian spy satellite, the U.S. government was made uneasy. With the spacecraft being launched, and the U.S. not knowing its capabilities, the U.S. felt threatened and violated.
"The Cold War was an extended conflict between the communist states led by the Soviet Union and the western states led by the United States, which lasted from 1945 to 1990. …
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