A couple of weeks later, on March 23 1983, Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative. In his plan, Reagan believed such program would improve the security of the United States while simultaneously gaining a strategic and technological advantage over the Soviet Union.
The Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed “Star Wars”, was a government program enacted by Ronald Reagan. The name “Star Wars” was given to the program because of the farfetched ideas including lasers, and it was because of the science fiction movie that was popular then named “Star Wars”. The overall goal of the project was to make a defense system to protect from Soviet ballistic missile attacks against the US. The US felt threatened during this time (Cold War) and wanted to insure safety. Although the program was still new, it was abandoned shortly after and was almost forgotten about. This was because of budget problems and influence by political pressure. Even though the cost to start a project like this is very expensive, the star
Ronald Reagan created a Strategic Defense Initiative that was intended to defend the United States from any nuclear weapon missile threat from other countries. This was proposed mainly to protect the U.S. from its extent threat, which was the Soviet Union at the time. Reagan wrote down in his diary addressing his Evil Empire Speech, “I did the bulk of the speech on why our arms build up was necessary and then finished with a call to the Science community to join me in research starting now to develop a defensive weapon that
As the United States faced two world wars in less than fifty years, the American government is obligated to create military weapons and equipment from an armament specialized industry, not from other industries. “American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions” (Ravitch 537). With the government investing millions to billions of dollars in armament industries, these industries create and innovate various equipment, weapons, and technology for the military to employ in their duty defending the country from outside threats. As the fear of communism continued to spread across the country, the American government invested billions of dollars in wars against communist regimes. Furthermore, missile forces expanded even further. Some people may argue the American government exploited the Red Scare to enhance patriotism, national unity, and authority. However, there is no evidence to back up this claim since it is a conspiracy theory based on intuition. The Arms Race during the Cold War is an example of the American government compelled to employ numerous weapons and technology to demonstrate the strength of their military. With the Soviets continuing to send satellites such as “Sputnik” and develop their own versions of the Atomic and Hydrogen bombs, the Americans employed initiatives such as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to counter the Soviet threats. The Arms Race continued until the Soviet Union disbanded in the early ‘90s and ruined the economy spending money on weapons and technology. In a sense, the Cold War prevented a WWIII since the Americans and Soviets spent billions of dollars on their national defense rather than initiating a
To deal with the situation, Mr. Reagan’s task for the U.S was to make a massive U.S army with many troops and weapon. Strategic Defense Initiative was announced in 1983. It’s a plan for a development on space-based weapons to protect America from nuclear missiles by the Soviet Union. In October 1983, a little more than one year from when Mr. Reagan sent 800 U.S. Marines to Lebanon on June 1982, they were attacked by suicide bombers, at Beirut Barracks, killing 241 American Marines. During the same month of October, Mr. Reagan ordered the invention of the Caribbean island. On Mr. Reagan’s second term, America and the Soviet Union signed a agreement to eliminate nuclear missile use in 1987. A little later in that same year, Mr. Reagan spoke at the Berlin wall, challenged Soviet Premier Gorbachev to tear down the walls. Two years later, Gorbachev allowed the people to dismantle the remaining walls and that ends the cold
On May 25, 1977, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released. George Lucas created the science fiction series using Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey plot structure. Campbell created the plot structure by expanding on psychologist Carl Jung’s idea of the archetype. Archetypes are reoccurring symbols that can be found in literature, music, and art. Lucas found that Campbell’s Hero’s Journey was the perfect structure for the plot of Star Wars. The Hero’s Journey consists of ten steps which the protagonist, usually the hero, has to complete. Throughout the movie, George Lucas perfectly orchestrated all ten steps of the Hero’s Journey, and also used dozens of the archetypes that Campbell created.
The United States and Soviet relations worsened. A campaign for a multinational freeze on the manufacturing and deployment of nuclear weapons was sparked. A nuclear war was feared. In March of 1983, Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to counter the freeze campaign. Critics believed this program could cause more of a problem than good. Regan on the other hand, believed that this defense would make nuclear war
John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower’s Secretary of State, reported in June 1954 that the possible spread of communism into South America could be absolutely detrimental and devastating to the United States (Doc B). Though Dulles is rallying the American people to the cause of containment, he is also making them realize that the expansion of communism is right at their footsteps, intensifying fears in the long run. And while increased defense spending and better protection may cause Americans to feel safer, the new modernized era of intercontinental ballistic missiles would change the face of foreign policy, homeland security, and national safety forever. A 1958 Washington Post cartoon ridiculing the grand commitment to missile programs during the Cold War brings to light the public and governmental “hysteria” pertaining the looming missile race (Doc F). The cartoon emphasizes on the lack of government focus on other things like welfare programs, civilian services, and space development, which can be linked to the launching of the Sputnik satellite in 1957. When Eisenhower left office and John F. Kennedy became president in 1961, Kennedy gave a tantamount inaugural address in which he underscored the new missile race and missile program focus that the United States had taken on in the previous
Threats of nuclear weapons and another world war looked unavoidable. Reagan, looking to stop the threat of nuclear missiles, created the strategic defense system. “The strategic defense system… was denounced by the soviets, including Gorbachev, as a dangerous escalation of the arms race” (“Reagan, Ronald”). The United States placed itself on high alert more than once, and many Americans had doubts they would survive to see the end of this era. After the struggle, ended the world seemed to take a major turn for the better. With relations between Russia and America becoming stronger, trade increased between former communist countries and America. Upon seeing this ending and peace between nations Reagan and Gorbachev both declared the world as a winner (Cannon). Seeing peace between these nations the world rejoiced as a new age came upon them and people thought less and less of communists, as world
The Star Wars franchise has been a beloved series from Lucas Films since the first movie aired in 1977. Since then, the directors have composed a saga of movies that are dramatic and awe inspiring to the audience. In order to perceive what makes these films so popular to the audience, we must analyze the techniques used in one of the saga’s latest installments, Star Wars: Rogue One. This film was an installment meant to be set in the time period between Star Wars 3: The Return of the Sith, and Star Wars 4: A New Hope. The film pictures the events that happened in order to receive the plans for the Death Star, and interstellar spacecraft designed to be capable of destroying entire planets. (could
Because of this funding, more women are being recognized as victims and have equal access to help regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and immigration status. Hence, in addition to saving lives, VAWA 2013, saves money by reducing or even preventing future violence as well as related social costs.
Christopher McCandless age twenty-two embarks on his greatest journey that will forever make him famous in his journey and death. There is the argument that Christopher was psychotic for going out into the Alaskan Wild so unprepared without any proper tools or materials. Also, Christopher should have told his parents where he was going so they would’ve known where to look for their son so he could be safer and might of had the chance to survive. What you have to understand that, Chris McCandless approached it the way he wanted to approached it because some say he is narcissistic and only does what he wants and it's true, he is but that isn't negative it's what he wants, and shouldn't we all be able to feel free to do whatever we wish. As the reader, you can pick the side you agree with and have your opinion on Chris. Christopher McCandless wasn't crazy or psychotic, but instead a true example of a person who did whatever he wanted to be filled with joy.
Pixar has been very successful in terms of producing and filiming movies that targets the younger generations. It means that they're aiming for children who loves to have some fun in watching movies as much as they want. This is why Pixar continues to innovate no matter what story are they making. However, this is something that the kids must look forward to, and it's never been "darker" than before. As a result, they've decided to release a short tale that would make things interesting for the children. This is something different that you've ever imagined for good. This is not just like any other Pixar films that you've seen out there. This is not just like Toy Story, Finding Nemo (and Dory), Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, A Bug's Life, Brave or so. Without further ado, this short Pixar tale is what we call 'Borrowed Time'.
For the biggest year in his athletic career, it was also his most diminished. In his junior year of high school, Ryan Sherk a running back at West Seneca West High School would have his most important year cut short. Being one of the youngest players on the team, Sherk was named captain by his teammates and coaches to lead the team to have a better season that the years past. In collegiate sports, your junior year in high school is what's known as the “hot year” in recruiting. This is when coaches can now directly talk and contact players and recruit them to their collegiate roster.
Right now women are fighting for the right to be treated as equals to men; to not be seen as objects or weak. Similarly, the colonists fought against Britain to be seen as being capable of being an independent country. Ironically, Kelly stands for women’s rights but believes that blacks do not deserve equal treatment than white people. Furthermore, the colonists fought for their freedom yet suppress blacks as slaves, who deserve the same right to freedom. Therefore the purpose that West has in mind is mocking and scorning Megyn Kelly, and conservative women for their views on equality and rights.