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Ch 39: American Involvement in the Cold War

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This chapter will help you conjure up your memories about American involvement in the Cold War. All of the lessons, videos, quizzes, and chapter exams we offer can be accessed online, so you can study anywhere that gets Wi-Fi.

American Involvement in the Cold War - Chapter Summary

By using this chapter to review American involvement in the Cold War, you can more easily review Cold War policies from the depths of your mind. Watching and reading through the lessons will help bring all the important information into your active memory. By going through each lesson, you should feel more knowledgeable about the following:

  • Early events that led to the Cold War
  • The results of the U.S. getting into the Korean War
  • Eisenhower and Kennedy's actions during the Cold War
  • The influence the Cold War had on American lives
  • U.S. involvement with the Vietnam War
  • Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon's responses to Vietnam
  • Desert Storm bringing an end to the Cold War

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10 Lessons in Chapter 39: American Involvement in the Cold War
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.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

2. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

The Korean War was a short but bloody war with more than five million casualties. Find out what caused this deadly and destructive war, how the United States came to be involved and how the war affected Korea and its allies.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

3. 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

4. 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 Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

5. 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.

Enlarging American Involvement in Vietnam Under Kennedy

6. Enlarging American Involvement in Vietnam Under Kennedy

Between 1961 and 1962, President John F. Kennedy sought to establish an American presence in Southeast Asia. Learn about Kennedy's strategy, which included an increase of American advisors and resources in Vietnam, in this lesson.

Johnson Americanizes the War in Vietnam

7. Johnson Americanizes the War in Vietnam

The path toward the full Americanization of the Vietnam War was a gradual process. Learn about President Lyndon B. Johnson's initial strategy, his response to North Vietnam and his decision for escalation in this video lesson.

Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968

8. Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968

The antiwar movement from 1965 to 1968 was the first wave of American dissent against the Vietnam War. Learn about the movement, including its leadership, organizations, and impact on President Lyndon B. Johnson in this lesson.

President Nixon and the Vietnam War

9. President Nixon and the Vietnam War

In this lesson, we will take a look at President Richard Nixon's involvement in the Vietnam War. We will identify the central events of the Vietnam War that took place under the Nixon Administration and we will explore Nixon's role in the conflict.

The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

10. The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

In this lesson, we will learn about the end of the Cold War and the Gulf War - also known as Desert Storm. We'll learn what led to these events and highlight the key themes associated with them.

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