The Marshall plan was designed to send aid to war-torn Europe right after WWII. 16 Countries were part of this and they sent things such as food, fuel, and machinery.
The Korean War
The arms race began once The USSR successfully tested their first atomic bomb. This was seen as a threat to the US, and weapon development greatly increased. The ICBM became a common weapon produced, and The US and USSR had established mutual assured destruction or MAD.
The was the start of the Cold War. The fear of communism spreading caused America to begin accusing their own citizens as communists. Joseph McCarthy was infamous for blaming Americans as communists.
The Berlin Wall
THERE IS LIFE BEHIND THE WALL.
America was brought into the Korean war after the loss of China to communists. In an attempt to prevent communism spreading, America got itself involved into conflict with Korea, after it divided into the communist North and the anti-communist South.
After the soviets launched Sputnik, the first manmade satellite into space, America felt they needed to hold superiority in astronomical technology. This started the space race, and paved the way to brilliant scientific breakthroughs from both sides of the war. Despite the Soviets numerous space related achievements, the US won the space race with the success of landing a man on the moon.
The Berlin wall was created to separate Germany into the communist east and the capitalist west. The wall was a grand structure made of concrete and barbed wire that stretched all across the border. It was built in 1963 and torn down in 1989. It remains a powerful symbol of how humans should not be suppressed of their rights.