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Ch 30: STAAR US History: Economic Effects of World War II & the Cold War

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Receive assistance from this chapter on the economic effects of World War II and the Cold War in preparation for the STAAR US History exam. Video and text lessons along with self-assessment quizzes will introduce you to this important information.

STAAR US History: Economic Effects of World War II & the Cold War - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes lessons on the economic effects of World War II and the Cold War to help get you ready to take the STAAR US History exam. By the time you finish studying these resources, you should be comfortable with answering questions regarding:

  • Culture in the 1940s and 1950s
  • Way of life in the U.S. in the 1950s
  • Consumerism in the 1950s
  • GI Bill of Rights
  • Title IX and gender equality
  • Purpose of OPEC
  • Differences between types of international business treaties
  • Trade agreements with other nations
  • NAFTA

Knowledgeable instructors will thoroughly explain each topic that is mentioned above. The video lessons are short in length and come with a timeline feature that allows you to skip around to specific areas of the lesson. The text lessons have critical keywords and phrases in bold to emphasize importance. Take our lesson quizzes when you are done with each lesson to make sure you are retaining the material being presented to you.

9 Lessons in Chapter 30: STAAR US History: Economic Effects of World War II & the Cold War
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Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

1. 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.

1950s Life in the United States

2. 1950s Life in the United States

During the 1950s, a new and growing middle class gained a great deal of power and influence in America with a lifestyle to match. However, not everything was perfect, as the plights of women and racial minorities were far from picturesque.

Consumerism in the U.S. in the 1950s

3. Consumerism in the U.S. in the 1950s

In the 1950s, the per capita income in the U.S. may have been thousands of dollars less than it is today, but advertising was already a multibillion dollar industry! Find out what they were selling in this lesson on consumerism.

The GI Bill of Rights: Definition & Benefits

4. The GI Bill of Rights: Definition & Benefits

In this lesson, you'll learn about an important piece of U.S. legislation known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, and you'll be given an overview of what benefits it provides to veterans.

Improving Gender Equality in Education

5. Improving Gender Equality in Education

A person's gender can influence the way they experience the educational system. Watch this lesson to find out more about improving gender equality in education, including the impact that Title IX had on gender equality.

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): History & Purpose

6. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): History & Purpose

Oil is an indispensable and scarce commodity required for energy and modern products. A world without it would look drastically different. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including its history and purpose.

Treaties Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution

7. Treaties Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution

Treaties are an important part of international law. A treaty is a legally binding agreement made between two or more government entities. This lesson explains the difference between bilateral and multilateral treaties.

International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

8. International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

International trade organizations and trade agreements have enormous power in the global trade environment. In this lesson, you will learn about the roles of the GATT, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization.

NAFTA & North American Integration: Reasons & Effects

9. NAFTA & North American Integration: Reasons & Effects

This lesson will explore the North American integration that occurred through NAFTA. In doing this, it will define tariffs, while also discussing the arguments for and against this famous agreement.

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