Reasons Why The Internet Was Created Related To The Cold War

     When the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957, the U.S. started to think more about science and technology (History.com). Even though Sputnik was only the size of a beach ball, it was proof that the Soviets were capable of bigger and better things and were going to win the Cold War because of it (History.com). In response to the launch of Sputnik, President Eisenhower formed the Advanced Research Projects Agency. Just four months later, the U.S. launched its first satellite, Explorer 1 (World Book). After that, ARPA decided to focus on computer networking that would  eventually become  ARPANET (PBS.org). The continued race for manned space flight and the push to put a man on the moon furthered the need for powerful and networked computers. The launch of Sputnik I pushed the United States to create the Internet. 

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The picture to the left is a replica of Sputnik I, the reason why the Advanced Research Projects Agency was formed.