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Ch 26: AP World History - The Cold War: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Cold War chapter of this AP World History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the Cold War history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the Cold War.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Cold War material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the about the Cold War. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes of the Cold War and the Bay of Pigs Invasion
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the Cold War
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing The Cold War chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use The Cold War chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Cold War history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Cold War unit of a standard AP world history course. Topics covered include:

  • Causes of the Cold War
  • Post-war Europe
  • Asia and the Soviet Union after WW II
  • The policies of Gorbachev
  • The Cuban Revolution
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis
  • The launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite
  • The end of the Cold War and Desert Storm
  • The Cuban Revolution

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: AP World History - The Cold War: Help & Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

2. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

3. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

4. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

5. Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine Mikhail Gorbachev's reform policies of glasnost and perestroika. We will learn what led to these developments and see how they impacted the Soviet Union.

Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

6. Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between communism and the country of Cuba. We will focus specifically on the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro's rise to power, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Bay of Pigs Invasion: Definition, Summary, Facts & Timeline

7. Bay of Pigs Invasion: Definition, Summary, Facts & Timeline

Explore the history and impact of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba, including its history and purpose. Examine the role of the CIA and the United States government in the invasion, as well as why it eventually failed to remove a socialist leader from power.

Sputnik 1 Satellite: Definition, Facts & Launch

8. Sputnik 1 Satellite: Definition, Facts & Launch

Sputnik I was a Soviet satellite that was the first to be launched into space. In this article, we'll look at the massive effect that this tiny event had on the 20th and 21st centuries.

The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

9. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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