Florida plays a big role when coming to the topic of space exploration and discoveries. In Florida, there is the port of Cape Canaveral where there is the NASA base and Kennedy Space Center which factors into and leads to many big discoveries, successful rocket launches, etc. Because of this center, it changes the ways of Floridians through economics, culture, growth, and the life of the citizens here and in this essay, we will learn about all these factors on Floridians, and the country. To begin with, there were three questions given needed to answer and the first of which being, “According to the film, how did NASA and the space program influence Florida's growth, economy and culture?” This can be answered through Part 4 in the “Moonport
Now that the Space Race is over, what is the point? Are we wasting our money? Should we cut their budget? When the cold war ended with the soviets in 1991, it sparked up a debate as to whether or not the funding for the National Aeronautics and space administration should be continued. Although it may seem like a simple fix, it has proved to be one of NASA’s greatest and most difficult challenges yet.
From 1820-1860 Manifest Destiny played a major role in American Politics. Manifest Destiny was the expansion of American settlement onto Western land, and the belief that it is God-given land. Manifest Destiny impacted America politically because Americans felt they had a right to all Western land, so this resulted in the creation of the Missouri Compromise of 1820,and the Mexican American War of 1846. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 created a border line between free-soil states, and slave States in Western territories. The Mexican American War of 1846 was a war between the Mexicans, and Americans for Western land.
The United States viewed the space race as a way to stop the spread of communism and prevent the spread of the Soviet Union's influence on Western European nations including France, Italy, and Greece (“The Space Race”). They also used their acomplishments to create new alliances or strengthen old ones as well as spread capitalism. While In the Soviet Union the race and war were seen as a way to strengthen and expand the communist system. They used their success to showcase the superiority of communism (Schlesinger,
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. " This well known quote by the renowned astronaut Neil Armstrong forever marked the beginning of a new age as the Space Race came to its final chapter. The Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era was a pivotal period in the history of space exploration, where these two global superpowers aim to compete for technological superiority in military and space. While both the United States and the Soviet Union gained significant benefits from the Space Race in terms of technological advancements, scientific discoveries, and national prestige, the United States emerged as the primary beneficiary due to its long-lasting impact on space exploration and technological innovation.
The phrase “manifest destiny” was created by writer John L. O’Sullivan. The main belief of the Manifest Destiny was that god had destined the United States to rule from “sea to shining sea” aka the United States believed they should own all territory between the Pacific ocean and Atlantic ocean regardless of who or what was living there. In order to obtain the Manifest Destiny settlers were forced to face the harsh conditions of the Oregon Trail amongst others like the Mormon Trail, California trail, and Santa Fe Trail. The Manifest destiny had a positive impact on American expansion because it caused the country to not only grow in size but also
The Manifest Destiny was a great time in history, it had socially impact, gained a lot of ground from the war with Mexico and economically impact too. The Manifest Destiny had a lot of background so some of it was that Manifest Destiny is the belief that Americans had the right,or even the duty, to expand westward across the North American continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. In order to accomplish this destiny, Americans did not flinch at atrocities such as provoking a war with Mexico or slaughtering Indians. This will show how the Manifest Destiny impacted America.
After the launch of Yurin Garry President John F. Kennedy made a famous speech which included a goal for the U.S., which was to make it to the moon before the decade ended. This is important (in my opinion) because it showed that he believed in America and that space is the next frontier for us. On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon right before the decade ended. This accomplishment made President John F. Kennedy's goal, and completed one of the biggest accomplishments the U.S. had made in the Space Race. Not only did the U.S. make it to the moon first but but by default they won the Space Race, making Russia the “loser” and the “Villain” of the story.
The space race helped our world to develop. There are many things that developed after the space race. Such as satellite TV, laptops, the dust busters, smoke/carbon dioxide detectors, telemedicine, joysticks, 3D graphics, Non-reflective displays, ear thermometer, and GPS. These are things that were developed after the space
The Race to Space served as an ample distraction for the United States during this time, which led citizens to gather to the cause. Along with being the youngest elected president, Kennedy was president during a time of tremendously high tension from Cuba, Communist pressure, nuclear coercions, and Vietnam. Kennedy alludes to the atrocities of the world, and tempts the audience to further space exploration as he states, “Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war” (Kennedy). He casually references about the tensions the United States had with other countries;
During Eisenhower’s presidency, there was a space-age race occurring between the United States and the Soviet Union. In an article by Yanek Mieczkowski, it discusses how, “In a critical Cold War moment, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite.” At this point, America was losing in the space age race against the Soviet Union, which hurt Eisenhower and the United States’ pride. To earn an upper advantage with the space exploration, Eisenhower authorized the creation of NASA. On history.com’s website, it states that “He called the signing a [sic] historic step, further equipping the United States for leadership in the space age.”
The pressure for the United States to be better than the Soviet Union caused the education in the United States to be more focused towards math and science. Maddin says, “Sputnik woke the nation up, serving as a “focusing event” that put a spotlight on a national problem. In this case, he said, the problem was education.” The sputnik launched in 1957 and was the first artificial earth satellite. Marsha Thompson even says, “I believe because of sputnik we came as a country to realize that science, scientist, and engineers would make all the difference in our futures.
On September 12, 1962, at Rice University in Houston Texas, John F. Kennedy gave a powerful speech to garner support for the funding of the space race for the USA. He stated the importance of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade in its efforts against the Soviet Union and the expectation was met in 1969 by the astronaut Neil Armstrong. His speech forged a new path that the US was heading and inherently started the revolution of the exploration of outer space. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” makes use of ethos and Kairos to persuade the people of America to become interested in and invest in the ongoing space race. A very important factor in JFK’s speech was his effective use of rhetoric, notably ethos, which he used to make himself become more believable and authoritative.
J.F Kennedy, the president of United States wanted to put the first Americans to the moon-America exploring the moon, so he directed his speech to the people of taxes and Rice University to promote his space exploration program that will help America to be the first country to explore the moon. He believes that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. Throughout J.F Kennedy's speech, the speaker makes effective use of evidence, reasoning, rhetorical elements, and rhetorical devices that together form his argument to gain people support for his space exploration program. J.F Kennedy was trying to prove his point of view by giving examples and using a lot of Rhetorical devices and appeals that would grab the reader's attention
Our Journey to the Moon On September 12, 1962 President John F. Kennedy gave a speech in Houston, Texas at Rice Stadium. This 18 minute long speech was made to convince the people of the United States as to why we should go to the moon. The “We choose to go to the Moon” speech was written by both John F. Kennedy and his speech writer, Ted Sorensen (Press). The purpose behind this speech was to gain America’s support and to get everyone on board with the idea of space exploration. The reason for the embarkment of space exploration was due to the ongoing space race between the U.S. and the USSR.