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Cold War Era

The Cold War had a significant impact on the people, places and events after World War II.

Gary Powers and the U-2 Incident
Read about the event that increase tensions during the Cold War and provided the example for future relations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Gary Powers and the U-2 Incident
Read about the U-2 incident that increased tensions during the Cold War and provided the example for future relations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Cold War: Costs of Victory
The Cold War was very expensive for the United States. However, cleaning up after the Cold War has been even more expensive. Find out the specifics from About's Guide to U.S. Government Info/Resources, Robert Longley.

Cold War - Recognizing the Heroes
Did you know that all individuals who served in the military from 1945 to 1991 are eligible to receive a Cold War Recognition Certificate? Find out the details in this article.

The Cuban Missile Crisis
Follow the Cuban Missile Crisis from beginning to end. This article presents a detailed timeline of the events that scared America in the fall of 1962.

Cold War Bibliography
Want to continue your research of the Cold War offline? This extensive well-organized bibliography from Carnegie Mellon University will provide you with hundreds of books and articles to utilize.

The Cuban Missile Crisis With Audio
A look at the Cuban Missile Crisis with a detailed timeline of the events. This site also offers audio of the events from the crisis.

Kennedy and the Cold War
President John F. Kennedy played a prominent role in the Cold War. Read about his involvement in this informative article.

U-2 Spy Plane
A brief account of the U-2 incident involving pilot Gary Powers. Read about Eisonhower's delight in the U-2 as a spy plane and the eventual fate of Gary Powers' 'Black Lady'.

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