Ch 27: The American Journey Chapter 27: The Cold War Era

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The Cold War Era chapter of this Glencoe The American Journey Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Cold War era. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Cold War Era textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Cold War Era chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Cold War era 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:

  • Schools of thought on the Cold War
  • The roles of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy
  • Conditions in Europe after WWII
  • The fall of the Iron Curtain
  • Post-war American politics
  • The causes of the Korean War
  • Culture and counter-culture of post-war America

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9 Lessons in Chapter 27: The American Journey Chapter 27: The Cold War Era
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Approaches Toward the Cold War: Traditionalism, Revisionism & Post-Revisionism

1. Approaches Toward the Cold War: Traditionalism, Revisionism & Post-Revisionism

The study of the Cold War has produced a voluminous amount of interpretation. In this lesson, you will learn about the various schools of thought, including realism, traditionalism, revisionism and post-revisionism.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

2. 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.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

3. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

Upon entering office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy was tasked with the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in the United States' battle against communism. Learn about Kennedy's successes and failures in handling the Cold War.

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

4. 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.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

5. 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.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

6. 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.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

7. 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.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

8. 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.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

9. 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.

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