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Ch 51: FTCE Social Science: The Cold War

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With these lessons, you will be able to reinforce your understanding of the tension and conflict between the U.S, her allies and the Communist states during the Cold War. Use this chapter to prepare for related questions on the FTCE Social Science exam.

FTCE Social Science: The Cold War - Chapter Summary

These lessons have been put together to help you prepare for questions on the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) Social Science exam about the conflicts and tension of the cold war. Each lesson video is taught by an expert instructor who is available to answer any questions you may have via the teacher tabs. After these lessons you should have a better understanding of:

  • Causes and early events of the Cold War
  • The United Nations and the Korean War
  • Effects of the Red Scare and McCarthyism
  • How the Cold War affected everyday life
  • Domestic and foreign agenda of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Successes and failures of John F. Kennedy during the Cold War
  • Causes and effects of the conflict in Vietnam

Reinforce your retention of the material presented in these lessons by reading the lesson transcripts. Then complete the lesson quizzes to discover topics you don't understand. Use the video tags presented with your quiz results to return to and re-review the parts of the lessons that explain the topics you missed.

7 Lessons in Chapter 51: FTCE Social Science: 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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