The U.S. government was NOT involved in any way with the building of the Berlin Wall!
The Soviet Union ordered the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 for primarily one reason: to prevent further emigration of East Germans and other persons within Soviet-controlled areas of Europe. Prior to the building of the wall, large numbers of persons dissatisfied with Soviet governance escaped to the West via West Berlin; the Berlin Wall blocked this escape route.
The Berlin Wall no longer exists.NATO had no role in its building, upkeep or policing.
USA & Soviet Union
The West German President during and after the building of the Berlin Wall was Theodore Heuss (1949-1959).
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The Berlin Wall was built to keep East Germans from leaving East Germany.
The citizens of West Berlin were moving to East Berlin, taking jobs away from the East Germans.