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Write an essay reviewing the Cold War era and the threats to American families. Include what you would do to protect your family in case of an attack.

Include the following four parts in your essay:

?Describe the historical and political conditions of the Cold War era.
?Explain the specific threats to American citizens.
?Describe the preparations you would make to protect your family
?Conclude with one question for further study on the Cold War era
Start by reading Chapter 2 in Farber's Age of Great Dream. Find some outside materials such as period news reels, magazine articles, or government documents to support your ideas and cite them in your essay with APA format.

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The political conditions were based on power, fear, and racing to own or create bigger and better weapons. Historically, the agreements set forth at Yalta gave Roosevelt faith that the governments would have elected officials and would be fair in dealings with other countries. However, Roosevelt died in 1945 and his successor, Truman, was not so optimistic. He believed the Russian/Soviet government would take control of all of the countries under its agreement and create exactly the kind of Communist power bloc that Truman thought they would.

Power came for the United States because they possessed and had used the atomic bomb. Power in the Soviet Union came from their own weapons and bomb, nuclear and more, which matched ...

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The cold war era threats are examined.

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