About This Chapter
Who's it for?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the political and economic developments occurring in Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and the U.S. after World War II
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
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- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the post-war world
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- Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources
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- 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.
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- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a post-war world history unit of a standard high school U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- The Berlin blockade and the Marshall Plan
- Korea's partition and Japan's reconstructed government
- The descent of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe
- America's foreign and domestic policy
- American culture in the late 1940s and 1950s
- Post-war America's counter-culture
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. Harry S. Truman: Biography, Facts & Quotes
Harry S. Truman was a colorful, profane, and brutally honest man. He also happened to be the 33rd President of the United States. So, who was this plain and simple man from Independence, Mo.? This lesson will cover Truman's early life, political career, and elevation to the presidency during World War II.
8. The Cloward-Piven Strategy
The American political landscape is full of interesting ideas and challenges. In this lesson, we'll talk about the Cloward-Piven Strategy, a controversial gambit used to create real change in some radical ways.
9. The Torrijos-Carter Treaties: Negotiations & Significance
The Panama Canal is one of the world's most important shipping lanes, but who controls it? In this lesson, we'll look at the history behind this question as well as the treaties that answered it.
10. Balance of Threat Theory: Assumptions & Example
Why do countries make certain foreign policy decisions? In this lesson, we are going to check out one popular answer to that question and see how it holds up in real-world scenarios.
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Other chapters within the High School US History: Help and Review course
- First Contacts: Help and Review
- American History Before the Revolution
- Settling North America: Help and Review
- The Road to Revolution: Help and Review
- The American Revolution: Help and Review
- The Making of a New Nation: Help and Review
- The Virginia Dynasty: Help and Review
- Jacksonian Democracy: Help and Review
- Life in Antebellum America: Help and Review
- Manifest Destiny: Help and Review
- Sectional Crisis: Help and Review
- American Civil War: Help and Review
- Reconstruction: Help and Review
- Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization: Help and Review
- The Progressive Era: Help and Review
- American Imperialism: Help and Review
- The Roaring 20s: Help and Review
- The Great Depression: Help and Review
- The US in World War ll: Help and Review
- The Cold War in America: Help and Review
- Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience: Help and Review
- The 1970s: Help and Review
- The Rise of Political Conservatism: Help and Review
- Contemporary America: Help and Review
- History Resources
- The Second American Industrial Revolution
- The Progressive Era in America
- The Great Depression in America
- Life in the Early American Colonies
- The Constitution of the United States
- The Civil War & the Indian Wars
- History Vocabulary & Concepts
- Historical Research
- Post-War America