TV Turn Off Week Essay

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I strongly believe that my family should participate in TV-turn off week for many reasons. First, it will be interesting to discover other activities to do instead of watching TV. It is possible that we may discover something that is very enjoyable that had not previously been discovered. We may even continue to explore these interests beyond TV-turn off week.

The Cold War was a very tense period of time that involved many complicated situations. A large majority of those situations could have been avoided if some nations had more changes within their governments. Change allows for new ideas to be shared and be put in use. Change is important because it can affect the state of a country, that country’s international relations,
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The second reason why it was such a positive change was because Americans had developed so much new technology that it could be applied to other aspects of everyday life. The new technology helped America to propel forward in the arms race as well. The rocket launching technology developed during the Space Race was applied to missile launching. Also, airplane and aeronautic technology made many advancements during the Space Race. When the technology to propel a rocket into space was developed, airplane technology was opened to a new field of advancement. Airplanes could now go faster and higher. The lesson that can be learned from this instance is that when one breakthrough is made in technology it can be applied to other things in similar ways. Future and present leaders can apply this to their own thinking, because if for example NASA landed a man on Mars, the technology that was developed to do that could be applied to something like establishing more efficient oil tanks in airplanes; allowing for longer, faster flights. That is why this is an important lesson to learn from the Cold War.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall was a major change in a positive direction in the end the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was, “a concrete barrier that separated West Berlin throughout much of the Cold War.” (“Berlin Wall”). The Berlin Wall separated West Berlin and East Berlin, keeping the

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