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The Cold War. Use the following terms to write a paragraph predicting what happened in a key incident that heightened tensions between the United States.

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1 The Cold War

2 Use the following terms to write a paragraph predicting what happened in a key incident that heightened tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War:  U-2  Secret high altitude aircraft  Flights over the Soviet Union  Cameras  Weather mission  Soviet missiles  Plane shot down

3  Read and annotate the article looking for:  What was the U-2?  What was the purpose of U-2 flights?  What happened in May 1, 1960?  How did the U.S. respond?  How did the Soviet Union respond?

4 Date: May 1960Topics: U-2 Incident What was the U-2 incident? Describe the capabilities of the U-2. Explain the purpose of the U-2 flights over the Soviet Union. Explain what happened to the U-2 and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers on May 1, What explanation did the United States give for the U-2’s being in Soviet airspace? Explain the Soviet response to the United States’ explanation for violating their airspace. Explain the effect of the U-2 Incident on Cold War tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States.

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