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- Causes of the Cold War and its early events
- Causes and effects of the Korean War
- McCarthyism and the Red Scare
- Effect of the Cold War on everyday life in America
- Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy and the Cold War
- Causes and effects of the Vietnam War
1. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events
Learn the definition of the Cold War. Identify the genesis of the Cold War and understand the role of Truman, the policy of containment, and other early Cold War events.
2. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects
Learn about the Korean War, its causes, and the United States' involvement. Identify the Korean War's commencement, and understand its shifts, the role of China in the war, and the forging of an armistice.
3. McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects
Sen. Joseph McCarthy's post-World War II campaign to expose communists in America, dubbed McCarthyism, sparked a general public fear called the Red Scare. Learn more about McCarthyism and the Red Scare, including the causes and effects of it, and the rise and fall of McCarthy and McCarthyism.
4. The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life
The Cold War was a period marked by fear of communism and nuclear attacks in America. Explore how President Truman's Loyalty Program, J. Edgar Hoover's investigations, and the threat of nuclear attacks instilled fear into the everyday lives of Americans.
5. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the president of the United States from 1953 - 1961, when the Cold War was taking place. Discover the policies and programs he created to combat communist expansion, such as the New Look policy and containment, and the domestic policies under his regime.
6. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War
John F. Kennedy attempted a lot with both domestic and foreign policy, yet failed in his short presidency. Learn how John F. Kennedy's Cold War legacy was shaped by foreign relations and his attempt to defeat communism by spending.
7. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects
The Vietnam War was a proxy war, or one in which third parties fought on the instigators' behalves, that proved disastrous for the United States. Learn the causes, conflicts, and effects of the Vietnam War by exploring the prelude to America's participation including how Eisenhower's choices factored into the start of the war, the influences of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon on the war, and the Tet Offensive.
8. Fidel Castro: Biography, Facts & Timeline
Explore the life and work of revolutionary Cuban Fidel Castro and test your understanding of revolutionary movements, the Cold War, and Cuban history.
9. The Strategic Defense Initiative: Definition & Organization
In this lesson, you will learn about the proposed Strategic Defense Initiative, a Cold War-era program designed to defend the U.S. against a Soviet nuclear attack, as well as the controversy over it and the program's eventual fate.
10. American Cold War Propaganda: Posters & Films
This lesson explores examples of propaganda produced by American media and politics during the Cold War. First, we will examine pro-nationalist messages in posters and films. Then, we delve into the fight against communism.
11. Anti-Russian Propaganda During the Cold War
In this lesson, we will explore the 'us versus them' mentality between West and East during the Cold War. We will look at the way the Western nations characterized Communists and examine the use of propaganda images to stoke fears of nuclear annihilation.
12. Space Race Propaganda During The Cold War
The years following World War II were a competition between the Soviets and the Americans to become the world's superpower. Everything was to be conquered, even space.
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