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Ch 19: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Cold War

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This chapter on the Cold War can help you study for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. Use the video lessons and self assessment quizzes to get ready for test day.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Cold War - Chapter Summary

Utilize the lessons in this chapter to assess your understanding of the material about the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the 26th amendment. The video lessons assist you in clarifying your knowledge about other history topics from that time frame, including McCarthyism and domestic responses to the war in Vietnam. By the end of these lessons, you should have enhanced your insight into:

  • Explain the events of the Cold War
  • Discuss the U.S. involvement in the Korean War
  • List the causes and effects of the Vietnam War
  • Describe McCarthyism and the Red Scare
  • Outline the 26th Amendment

To rapidly review Cold War material for this test, utilize the brief video lessons. As you progress through this chapter, use the self-appraisal quizzes to appraise your readiness for taking the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the instructors.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 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.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

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.

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 Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

4. 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.

Domestic Responses to the War in Vietnam

5. Domestic Responses to the War in Vietnam

In this lesson, we will learn about the domestic responses to the Vietnam War. We will explore the impact the war had upon American society and learn how the American people felt about it.

What Was the 26th Amendment?

6. What Was the 26th Amendment?

The 26th Amendment was passed in 1971, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. In this lesson, learn about what led to the creation of this amendment, the fight to get it ratified and its ratification.

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