Ch 31: GACE History: The Cold War Era

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We can help you as you go over the events of the Cold War era in preparation for the GACE History Exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you two approaches to the material so you are ready to answer related questions on the test.

GACE History: The Cold War Era - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can serve as an important part of your review process, providing a refresher on what you've studied previously about the Cold War era, for the GACE History Exam. The videos cover everything important for you to be on top of, including:

  • The start of political, social and economic stability
  • Political reconstruction of Europe following WWII
  • The US and the USSR as superpowers
  • Revolution in China and creation of Taiwan
  • The Korean War
  • Causes and events of the Vietnam War
  • Cold War conflicts
  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • The fall of the USSR and the end of the Cold War
  • Chinese reforms and revolution following WWII

We utilize expert instructors to present the material in a way that is clear and compelling and useful to you as you revisit the topics for the exam. Make your preparations for the exam more interesting by using our brief videos, short quizzes and convenient transcripts. The engaging animations and illustrations in the videos make it easier to retain the important concepts.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Cold War Era Chapter

The GACE History Exam consists of two separate tests, which are two hours each in length. You can take them on the same day, or on separate occasions. They evaluate the depth and breadth of your knowledge of all aspects of history. You need to pass both tests to become licensed as a teacher in the state of Georgia. The topics in The Cold War Era chapter come under Test I, Subarea II: World History from 1450 CE to the Present. This subarea makes up 60% of the test items on Test I. By taking the self-assessment quizzes that come along with the videos, you can check on what information you are confident of, and what you have yet to study. At the same time, you can gain practice with the types of questions that will appear on the actual tests.

The GACE History Exam is made up of selected-response questions. You will be asked to read passages and questions, and these will be followed by several possible answers. Only one of the answers will be correct, and you will need to select it.

10 Lessons in Chapter 31: GACE History: The Cold War Era
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Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability

1. Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability

In this lesson, we explore the factors that led to the emergence of peace in Europe and the nature of the tenuous political, economic and social stability that developed after WWII.

Political Reconstruction in Europe After WWII: History & Impact

2. Political Reconstruction in Europe After WWII: History & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the political reconstruction of Europe in the years immediately following World War II and the splitting of Europe between capitalist and communist states.

Two Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union

3. Two Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union

In this lesson we will look at the role the United States and the Soviet Union played in post-1945 Europe. We will focus specifically on the influence of each super power and see how each state impacted developments in Europe.

The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

4. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the long struggle between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party before, during, and after WWII, and the subsequent creation of Taiwan after the communist victory.

The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

5. 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.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

6. 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.

Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

7. Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

In this lesson, we explore several of the world's conflicts in the second half of the 20th century that ended up becoming proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union in their Cold War standoff.

Nikita Khrushchev: Life, Achievements & Policies

8. Nikita Khrushchev: Life, Achievements & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the life and career of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev. The country's leader after the death of Joseph Stalin, Khrushchev implemented several domestic reforms while also standing toe-to-toe with the West.

Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

9. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.

Revolution & Reform in China After WWII

10. Revolution & Reform in China After WWII

In the years since World War II, China has evolved from a farming society into one of the world's largest economies. That said, it has also experienced famines, purges, and the near destruction of much of its culture.

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