Julius And Ethel Rosenberg, Cold War Spies

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Cold War Spies During the late 1940’s and the early 1950’s, America began to find themselves in the middle of fear as the Cold War began to approach. Tensions began to grow between the two nations of the United States and Soviet Union. These tensions lasted for roughly seven years, which lead to international episodes. Leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin and leader of the United States Joseph Stalin had led their dictatorship into disaster. Both the United States and Soviet Union had fought as allies against Nazi, Germany. This war had become capitalism between communism both countries had different belief principles. These differing views lead to a war that would change America. Resulting in the first nuclear …show more content…
Three years later the Soviet Union exploded their first atomic bomb. This became a shock for the United States, because they did not think that the Soviet Union were going to be advanced in the process of nuclear weapons. The United States had already dropped two atomic bombs during World War II, but having the Soviet Union also constructing atomic bombs, feared the states for their own safety. Since the United States figured that the Soviet Union was already one step ahead, the United States was trying to figure out how to keep their country safe. Everyone in the community was figuring out who to trust, since the Soviet Union got the memo that we have been constructing atomic bombs the last couple of years. After the Soviet Union had constructed their atomic bombs, and tested them- Julius warned David to flee the country (http://law2.umkc.edu 2014). Since Julius was sending secret information, he wanted to flee the country also. He went to his physician to ask how many shots he needed to go to Mexico, he always wanted to get new passport photos for Ethel and his two …show more content…
On June 19, 1953 Julius and Ethel were executed by the electric chair in Sing-Sing Prison in New York (http://www.coldwar.org, David Casalaspi). David Greenglass was never convicted, and later in 1999 was interviewed under high disguise, acknowledging that his court statements to be untrue (http://spartacus-educational.com). These are the exact words from David Greenglass’s interview, “As a spy who turned his family in, I don't care. I sleep very well. I would not sacrifice my wife and my children for my sister...” David Greenglass about his testimony (http://spartacus-educational.com). Ethel Rosenberg was framed by her own family. Alexander Feklisov later published a booked named The Man behind the Rosenberg’s in

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