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Ch 25: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 25: The Cold War (1945-1960)

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The Cold War chapter of this Prentice Hall US History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Cold War. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Cold War textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall's The Cold War chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Cold War topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students Will Learn:

  • About the US and Soviet Union as the dominant super powers
  • Causes of the Cold War
  • About the Korean War and US involvement in it
  • About President Eisenhower and his New Look policy
  • Causes and the outcome of the Suez Crisis
  • The Cold War's effect on everyday life in the US
  • Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare

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9 Lessons in Chapter 25: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 25: The Cold War (1945-1960)
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Two Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union

1. Two Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union

In this lesson we will look at the role the United States and the Soviet Union played in post-1945 Europe. We will focus specifically on the influence of each super power and see how each state impacted developments in Europe.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

4. 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.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

5. 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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

6. 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.

Causes, Timeline & Effects of the Suez Crisis

7. Causes, Timeline & Effects of the Suez Crisis

In 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Nasser seized the Suez Canal from its French and British owners, sparking an invasion by those Western nations and their ally, Israel. The Suez Crisis became a Cold War confrontation and a test of the United Nations.

The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

8. 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.

McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

9. 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.

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