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- Discuss developments in Europe following WWII, such as the Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan.
- Take a look at developments in post-war Asia, such as the partition of Korea and reconstruction of Japan's government.
- Learn about post-war developments in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, including the descent of the Iron Curtain.
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- Understand what post-war American life was like.
- Explore the counter-culture of post-war America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. The Truman Doctrine: Definition, Summary & Purpose
The Truman Doctrine called for the containment of communism worldwide. We'll look at its historical background and central ideas as well as its effect on American and world history.
8. William J. Levitt: Biography & Quotes
William J. Levitt was a real estate developer known for using mass production tactics to build in-demand housing. Discover his life and legacy in this lesson, and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
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