American Cold War Propaganda: Posters & Films


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Which American politician led the fight against communism during the Cold War?

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1. Cold War television shows like Leave it to Beaver served to promote what types of values?

2. Cold War propaganda has its roots in what preceding media campaign?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who are notable figures connected to propaganda in the U.S. during the Cold War? In what way did the government spread fear about communism? This is the type of information you should be familiar with when you assess your knowledge using this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics you can expect to be quizzed on when using this assessment include:

  • The name of the politician who led the fight against communism in the U.S.
  • Which values were promoted in such TV shows as Leave it to Beaver
  • Where the roots of Cold War propaganda lie
  • The types of films that both entertained and served as allegories during the Cold War
  • Which government body was most responsible for spreading fear about communism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how Cold War propaganda developed
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which politician was a leader in the fight against the presence of communism in the U.S.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about values promoted by TV shows during the Cold War era and which kinds of films were both entertaining and allegorical during this era

Additional Learning

If you want more details about this subject, you can find them in the lesson titled American Cold War Propaganda: Posters & Films. This short lesson contains information about:

  • How long the Cold War lasted
  • What the character of Captain America symbolizes
  • The term that refers to the battle against communism in the U.S.
  • The titles of films that contained blatant and thinly-veiled messages against communism