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Ch 55: GACE History: The Cold War

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Do you need a refresher on the history of the Cold War? We have experienced instructors who teach this topic in engaging ways. Use the video lessons to prepare for any Cold War questions found on the GACE History test.

GACE History: The Cold War - Chapter Summary

Through this chapter, you'll learn fundamental details of the Cold War and understand the connection between this period of time and key leadership in this country. Before you take the GACE History test, check out some of the topics that are available through this chapter's video lessons:

  • Causes and events of the Cold War
  • Relationship between the Cold War and John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Meaning and effects of the Red Scare
  • Impact of the Cold War in America
  • Reasons for America's participation in the Korean War

Take advantage of the learning tools available to get ready for Georgia's teacher certification exam on history. After the lesson, you can take a quiz to gauge what you know about the Cold War. And, just for fun, you can also read the bio of the instructor.

GACE History: The Cold War Chapter Objectives

The GACE History test discusses the Cold War in its Subarea II, which deals with U.S. history from 1877 to the present. Accounting for 40% of the total score, this area has approximately 26 questions. Specifically, the Cold War is mentioned in the 'world history from 1450 C.E. to the present' section in reference to the events and causes that affected the war from 1945 to 1989. In addition, you'll be tested on the development and cause of the war both internationally and domestically, along with the U.S.' role in the world following the Cold War.

The computer-based test has a total of 130 multiple-choice questions. You can use the self-assessment quizzes to confirm your understanding of the Cold War.

6 Lessons in Chapter 55: GACE History: 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.

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.

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.

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