John F. Kennedy and the Cold War


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Why was President Kennedy's Cold War foreign policy called New Frontier?

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1. How did President Kennedy's flexible response notion of foreign policy impact the containment policy?

2. How did John F. Kennedy work to fight communism during his brief presidency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The events of the Cold War during the Kennedy Administration led to both positive diplomatic relations as well as difficult setbacks for the United States. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you discover the details of these events and discern their impact on the U.S. while Kennedy was in office.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess you on:

  • Foreign policy
  • Anti-communist measures
  • National defense
  • Kennedy's Assassination

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will measure your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Cold War history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as New Frontier and Flexible Response
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Kennedy Administration

Additional Learning

To get a better grasp on the material relating to JFK's Cold War Successes & Failures, be sure to review the associated lesson called John F. Kennedy and the Cold War. These objectives will be covered in detail:

  • Identify programs designed to combat communism
  • Understand Kennedy's foreign policy
  • Discover strategies of national defense
  • Learn about historical events of the Cold War