Approaches Toward the Cold War: Traditionalism, Revisionism & Post-Revisionism

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Which of the following was NOT a school of thought within the history of the Cold War?

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1. Which author's work, American Diplomacy, 1900-1950, was attributed to the beginning of the realism school of thought?

2. What American foreign policy was derived from the interpretations of traditionalists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different lenses through which people have studied the Cold War throughout the course of history. The printable worksheet will teach you more about four of these assessments, while the interactive quiz will test you on specific facts surrounding Traditionalism, Realism, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The four schools of thought in studying the Cold War
  • Who wrote 'American Diplomacy, 1900-1950'
  • The American foreign policy of Containment
  • Specific types of revisionists
  • Post-revision interpretations of the Cold War

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as revisionist and post-revisionist studies of the Cold War
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can view information regarding historical studies and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the four schools of thought in studying the Cold War

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different ways in which history is examined, review the corresponding lesson on approaches toward the Cold War. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Builds a context for the study of the Cold War
  • Examines realism, traditionalism, revisionism, and post-revisionism, and the thought behind them
  • Discusses these school of thought in the context of a historical timeline
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