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Most significant events after World War II during 1950-1990?

Write a 1,750- to 2,050-word essay using APA formatting, addressing the following points:

Choose one social, economic, or political event that you studied from each of the five decades following World War II—1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s—that you think had a more powerful impact on the American people than other events within the same decade. Introduce the paper with a short explanation of the overall purpose of the final project.

Conclude the paper by hypothesizing changes you anticipate to happen in the U.S. social, economic, or political climate of the next ten years. Explain the reasons for your hypothesis.

Use at least two references in each decade’s section of your paper. Organize all sections into a unified, final paper with subtitles for each


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Korean War Begins

Senator Joseph McCarthy Begins Communist Witch Hunt

U.S. President Truman Orders Construction of Hydrogen Bomb


Truman Signs Peace Treaty With Japan, Officially Ending WWII


Polio Vaccine Created


DNA Discovered


Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.

First Atomic Submarine Launched


Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus

Warsaw Pact Signed


European Economic Community Established

Soviet Satellite Sputnik Launches Space Age "race"


NASA founded


Castro Becomes Dictator of Cuba

International Treaty Makes Antarctica Scientific Preserve


First Televised Presidential Debates

Lasers Invented


Bay of Pigs Invasion

Berlin Wall Built

Peace Corps Founded

Soviets Launch First Man in Space


Cuban Missile Crisis

First Person Killed Trying to Cross the Berlin Wall


JFK Assassinated