what event increased US spending on education and technology?

1 Answer

  • The Soviet Union launched Sputnik on October 4, 1957. The U. S. was fighting the cold war, and the U. S. feared that if the Soviets could launch Sputnik, then they could launch missiles which could reach the United States.

    The U. S. started intense science and technology education to train scientists and engineers to counter what the U. S. perceived as a Soviet threat.

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