Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
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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, 1960. 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.