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History 150: Living n the Nuclear Age

by: Rachel Rusnak

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Date Created: 04/25/16
4/25/16: Living in the Nuclear Age. Living in the Nuclear Age. ***test questions***  August 6, 1945—The United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. o 8,000 people were killed. o President Truman thought that the bomb was the greatest weapon ever. o The dawning of a new age of anxiety in human history.  THE NUCLEAR AGE.  The arms race between the superpowers. o Developed intercontinental missiles.  New development system. o Expanded the military of both powers. o The Soviet Union and the United States. st  1  Soviet atomic bomb—Joe 1 (1949).  The arms race began.  The US detonated its 1  hydrogen bomb in 1952.  x1,000 more powerful than the atomic bomb that was set of in  1945.  Soviet Union followed suit in 1953.  Detonation of their first hydrogen bomb. Civil Defense Measures in the United States—the 1950s.  January 1951—President Harry Truman created a new government agency. o Created in response to the pressure of politicians. o The Federal Civil Defense Administration.  Advice to people—1951.  Duck and Cover film starring Bert the Turtle.  Advice for the “nuclear family”. 1 4/25/16: Living in the Nuclear Age.  Make plans for evacuation Highway Act (1956). o Evacuation from cities. o The government spent $31 billion over 13 years on the construction of a highway system that stretched 41,000 miles.  Built to facilitate the movement of the military.  Facilitate the movement to activate evacuation.  Build your own family bomb shelter. o Extracts from a late 1950s government pamphlet.  Major piece of advice to build your own bomb  shelter.  How­to stock a shelter.  Bomb shelters were practiced and needed no matter  where you lives.  It became a part of American society/ culture. o The manufacture and sale of bomb shelters/products for  shelters.  In 1961­ a $700 prefabricated job put up in 4 hours.  The Kelsey­Hayes company of Detroit. 2


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