Ch 20: Post-War World (1946-1959): Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Post-War World (1946-1959) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the post-war period. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the post-war world.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding America, Asia and Europe in the post-war world
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the post-war world
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Post-War World chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Post-War World chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about the post-war world. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a post-war world unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • The Berlin Airlift and Marshall Plan
  • The partitioning of Korea
  • The reconstruction of Japan
  • The Iron Curtain
  • Post-war American culture and politics
  • The counter-culture in post-war America

14 Lessons in Chapter 20: Post-War World (1946-1959): Help and Review
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

The Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946

7. The Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946

Lobbying has become an important way to get things done in congress over the last century. In this lesson, learn about the roots of lobbying and the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946.

The Fair Deal: Definition & Policy

8. The Fair Deal: Definition & Policy

America's 20th century was filled with political deals. In this lesson, we'll explore the last of these programs and see how the Fair Deal was received by the American people.

What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

9. What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

This lesson will discuss the United Nations. You will not only learn what the United Nations is, but you'll also gather information about its history, members, and purpose.

Jackie Robinson: Quotes, Biography & Facts

10. Jackie Robinson: Quotes, Biography & Facts

Jackie Robinson was the first African American player in Major League Baseball. After breaking the color barrier, he became an advocate for civil rights. Learn about Robinson's life and his game-changing role in baseball and American history.

Geneva Accords: Definition & Overview

11. Geneva Accords: Definition & Overview

A number of events contributed to the Vietnam War, including the Geneva Conference and the Geneva Accords. This lesson explains the context and main provisions of the Geneva Accords.

The Dixiecrats of 1948: Definition & Overview

12. The Dixiecrats of 1948: Definition & Overview

In this lesson we will learn about the Dixiecrats of 1948. We will explore why this segregationist political sect was formed, and we will examine the major themes and developments associated with this group.

Interstate Highway Act of 1956: Definition & Overview

13. Interstate Highway Act of 1956: Definition & Overview

The Interstate Highway System is one of America's most storied accomplishments, and it all began with the Interstate Highway Act of 1956. In this lesson, discover this law's history and its importance to the infrastructure of the United States.

The 1955 Dodge La Femme: Creation & Significance

14. The 1955 Dodge La Femme: Creation & Significance

In 1955, Dodge released the first car designed specifically for women. This lesson explores the innovation behind the Dodge La Femme and its significance during the 1950s.

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