Ch 36: AEPA: The Cold War

About This Chapter

Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to improve your understanding of the conflicts of the Cold War, the Cold War's impact on life on the home front and the actions of presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy during the this era. These study resources help you prepare for related questions on the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam.

AEPA: The Cold War - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter have been assembled to help you prepare for questions on the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam about events of the Cold War. Watch these short, engaging lesson videos to improve your understanding of the conflicts that took place during this era and the effect the Cold War had on everyday life. These lesson videos are taught by expert instructors and are mobile device friendly, making them an effective and versatile way of reviewing:

  • Causes and early events of the Cold War
  • The Korean War
  • The Red Scare and McCarthyism
  • Effects of the Cold War on everyday life
  • Domestic and foreign policies of President Eisenhower
  • Events during the presidency of John F. Kennedy
  • The Vietnam War

As you complete these lessons, take the lesson quizzes to assess your understanding of the material and find topics you don't understand. Then, use the provided links to return to the related portions of the video. You can also use our timeline tags to skip over the material you've already mastered as you review the material you haven't. For an alternative review of the lessons, read over the written transcripts.

AEPA: The Cold War - Chapter Objectives

The NES: Middle Grades Social Science is used in the state of Arizona to measure prospective middle school social science teachers' understanding of the social sciences. This computer-based exam presents 150 multiple-choice questions in a three hour testing session. Be prepared for 50% of these questions to ask you about historical events and figures, including the events of the Cold War. This chapter helps you prepare by aiding in your review of the conflicts of the Cold War, its impact on everyday life and the actions taken to end it.

7 Lessons in Chapter 36: AEPA: The Cold War
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The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

1. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

2. The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Korean War. We will explore the events leading up to the war, some of its most important battles, and also highlight the key themes associated with it.

McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

3. McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

The fear of communism, known as the Red Scare, led to a national witch hunt for suspected communist supporters, which was known as McCarthyism. Learn about the rise of McCarthyism and the Red Scare, the impact of McCarthyism on American society and the legacy of the short-lived fear campaign.

The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

4. The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

Fear of communism and nuclear annihilation spread throughout the United States during the Cold War. Learn about the effects of the Cold War on everyday life and the determination of Americans to prepare for and combat the communist menace.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

5. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered office during an amplified period of the Cold War. Learn about Eisenhower's domestic and foreign agenda in dealing with the Cold War during the 1950s.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

6. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

Upon entering office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy was tasked with the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in the United States' battle against communism. Learn about Kennedy's successes and failures in handling the Cold War.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

7. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

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