Ch 26: AP World History - The Cold War and Other 20th Century World History: Tutoring Solution

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The Cold War and Other 20th Century World History chapter of this AP World History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the Cold War. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the topics involving the Cold War and 20th century world history required in a typical AP World History course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP World History work.
  • Identify the Cold War or 20th century history concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our AP World History Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Cold War and 20th century world history and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Cuban Missile Crisis, glasnost and perestroika in Russia or any other Cold War or 20th century world history topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
  • Prefer learning about history visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their Cold War and 20th century world history unit
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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the causes and early events of the Cold War.
  • Describe the causes and effects of the Korean War.
  • Understand the causes and effects of the Vietnam War.
  • Take a look at the end of the Cold War and Desert Storm.
  • Examine the conflict between Muslims and Hindus in India and Pakistan.
  • Learn about the beliefs and accomplishments of Mohandas Gandhi.
  • Explore the life and rule of Jawaharal Nehru.
  • Explain how science and technology changed society following WWII.
  • Discuss the events surrounding the Cuban Revolution.
  • Take a look at developments in Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe following WWII.
  • Understand the significance of Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika.
  • Examine the changes in Africa following WWII.

22 Lessons in Chapter 26: AP World History - The Cold War and Other 20th Century World History: Tutoring Solution
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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.

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.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

3. 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.

The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

4. 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.

Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan

5. Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan

In this lesson, we will learn about religious tensions in India and the partition of India and Pakistan following British rule. We will see what led to these developments, and we will explore their context.

Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

6. Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

In this lesson, we will learn about the life of Mohandas Gandhi. We will learn what values he stood for, how he stood for them, and his lasting legacy.

Who was Jawaharlal Nehru? - Biography & Rule

7. Who was Jawaharlal Nehru? - Biography & Rule

In this lesson, we will learn about the life of Jawaharlal Nehru. We will learn about his role in India's independence movement, and about his lasting impact on Indian national politics.

Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

8. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

In this lesson, we will highlight critical scientific and technological advances since the end of World War II. We will explore the profound effects these advances had upon society.

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

9. 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.

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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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.

Changes in Africa After World War II

14. Changes in Africa After World War II

In this lesson, we will examine changes in Africa following World War II. We will discover what factors led to decolonization in the wake of World War II, and we will highlight the central themes surrounding African independence movements.

Détente, the Cold War & Nixon: Definition & Policy

15. Détente, the Cold War & Nixon: Definition & Policy

Détente marked a shift in Cold War policy under President Nixon. It was designed to relax tensions with the Soviet Union, reduce nuclear arsenals, and limit military commitments.

Ayatollah Khomeini: Biography & Quotes

16. Ayatollah Khomeini: Biography & Quotes

Ayatollah Khomeini was the religious leader of Iran from 1979-1989. His presence as leader was a polarizing one. In this lesson, you will explore Khomeini's early life, exile from Iran, and influential control of the country.

Boris Yeltsin: Biography & Quotes

17. Boris Yeltsin: Biography & Quotes

Many Soviet and Russian political leaders have been remembered for their harsh policies and unwavering dedication to the Communist Party. Boris Yeltsin, however, broke this mold and became an outspoken force for change during the 1980s and 1990s.

The History of 'In God We Trust' on Currency

18. The History of 'In God We Trust' on Currency

The 'In God We Trust slogan you'll find on U.S. coins was born out of necessity during the Civil War, and later in the twentieth century became the subject of controversy when it was added to paper currency to help fight communism.

The SALT Treaties 1 & 2: Nuclear Non-Proliferation

19. The SALT Treaties 1 & 2: Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Beginning in 1945, the U.S. and the Soviet Union entered into the Cold War. This lesson discusses the SALT I and SALT II Treaties that were aimed at reducing tensions and conflict between the two countries.

The North Atlantic Treaty of 1949: History & Article 5

20. The North Atlantic Treaty of 1949: History & Article 5

After World War II, the United States and its allies in Western Europe were concerned about their security against the Soviet Union. This lesson explains the history of the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 and Article 5 of the treaty.

What is NATO? - Definition & Country Members

21. What is NATO? - Definition & Country Members

After World War II, the United States and its Western European allies saw the need to defend one another. This lesson discusses the origins, purpose, and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Effects of the Vietnam War on American Policy

22. Effects of the Vietnam War on American Policy

The seemingly ceaseless Vietnam War and eventual communist victory in 1975 had a profound effect on American domestic and foreign policy for decades. In this lesson, we'll learn about the war's lasting impact from the 1970s through the early 21st century.

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