Ch 15: CLEP Social Sciences and History: U.S. and the Cold War

About This Chapter

The online video lessons in this U.S. and the Cold War chapter were created to teach you about the events and conflicts of the Cold War as well as its causes. The lessons outline the goal of the Truman Doctrine and the various causes of the Korean War. Multiple-choice quizzes are included in the chapter.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: U.S. and the Cold War - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

When you study this U.S. and the Cold War chapter, you will discover facts about President Truman's influence on the events of the Cold War and his National Security Act of 1947. The Vietnam War's effects on the United States is also examined. These lessons are designed to teach you more about:

  • President Kennedy's handling of the Cold War
  • The events that preceded the Vietnam War
  • Americans' fear of communism

Video Objective
The Cold War: Definition, Causes and Early Events Define the Cold War and explain its origins.
United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects Learn about the effects of the Korean War on Korea, including its division.
McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes and Effects Explain McCarthyism and its effect on Americans.
The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life Describe Americans' fear of nuclear annihilation during the Cold War.
Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War Examine President Eisenhower's agendas with regard to the Cold War.
John F. Kennedy and the Cold War Discuss President Kennedy's election, foreign relations and assassination.
The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts and Effects Read about the response of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to the Vietnam War.

Chapter Practice 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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