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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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