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The Cold War. The U-2 Incident. Impression Text. 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

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The cold war

The Cold War

The U-2 Incident


Impression text
Impression Text

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


U 2 overflights and the capture of francis gary powers 1960
U-2 Overflights and the Capture of Francis Gary Powers, 1960

  • 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?