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Ch 19: Post-War World: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Post-War World chapter of this High School U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master post-World War II history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of post-war world history.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn high school U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the political and economic developments occurring in Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and the U.S. after World War II
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the post-war world
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Post-War World chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Post-War World chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any post-war world history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a post-war world history unit of a standard high school U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • The Berlin blockade and the Marshall Plan
  • Korea's partition and Japan's reconstructed government
  • The descent of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe
  • America's foreign and domestic policy
  • American culture in the late 1940s and 1950s
  • Post-war America's counter-culture

10 Lessons in Chapter 19: Post-War World: Help and Review
Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

Harry S. Truman: Biography, Facts & Quotes

7. Harry S. Truman: Biography, Facts & Quotes

Harry S. Truman was a colorful, profane, and brutally honest man. He also happened to be the 33rd President of the United States. So, who was this plain and simple man from Independence, Mo.? This lesson will cover Truman's early life, political career, and elevation to the presidency during World War II.

The Cloward-Piven Strategy

8. The Cloward-Piven Strategy

The American political landscape is full of interesting ideas and challenges. In this lesson, we'll talk about the Cloward-Piven Strategy, a controversial gambit used to create real change in some radical ways.

The Torrijos-Carter Treaties: Negotiations & Significance

9. The Torrijos-Carter Treaties: Negotiations & Significance

The Panama Canal is one of the world's most important shipping lanes, but who controls it? In this lesson, we'll look at the history behind this question as well as the treaties that answered it.

Balance of Threat Theory: Assumptions & Example

10. Balance of Threat Theory: Assumptions & Example

Why do countries make certain foreign policy decisions? In this lesson, we are going to check out one popular answer to that question and see how it holds up in real-world scenarios.

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