Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy


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1. How was the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 related to Cold War military strategy?

2. Why was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization established?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The end of the Second World War was the beginning of a new era in the United States. Post-war America faced numerous challenges. This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of these challenges and this period in American history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • America's general post-war strategy regarding communism
  • Passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956
  • Support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access what you've learned about the organization formed to defend against the Eastern Bloc
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw from the lesson the most important information regarding the focus of the Truman Doctrine
  • Knowledge application - confirm that you can answer questions about the foreign and domestic policies of post-war America

Additional Learning

To learn more about post-war American, review the lesson titled Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Explore Harry Truman's foreign policy
  • Examine how containment influenced U.S. foreign policy under Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy
  • Analyze the Marshall Plan
  • Discuss the rise of McCarthyism
  • Understand the Civil Rights Movement