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Ch 36: NMTA: The Cold War

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Major events and issues from the Cold War are highlighted in this chapter for your review. Fun video lessons cover a number of topics that you could run into on your NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test.

NMTA: The Cold War - Chapter Summary

This chapter will make sure you're familiar with the causes of the Cold War and major events that occurred early on. Before completing the chapter, you'll also get to assess your understanding of any of these topics that could pop up on your NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test:

  • How the Cold War affected everyday life in the U.S.
  • The causes and effects of the Korean War
  • Effects of the Red Scare and McCarthyism
  • The plans of Kennedy and Eisenhower to combat communism
  • Causes and effects of the Vietnam War

You can easily revisit any specific video segments that you watch with the video tags. To verify that you have a solid grip on the topics, you can conveniently complete each lesson's short practice quiz.

NMTA: The Cold War Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test looks at your content knowledge to determine eligibility for teaching in New Mexico. The test will use questions that are entirely multiple-choice to gauge your understanding of anything presented in this chapter. The Cold War chapter's content aligns with the objectives of the test's History content domain; this domain makes up 50% of the test content.

7 Lessons in Chapter 36: NMTA: 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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