Ch 20: The Cold War (1950-1973): Homework Help

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The Cold War (1950-1973) chapter of this AP US History Homework Help course helps students complete their Cold War homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your Cold War homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your Cold War homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Causes and early events of the Cold War
  • Influence of the Korean War on American policy
  • McCarthyism and the Red Scare
  • Effects of the Cold War in America
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower's domestic and foreign policies
  • John F. Kennedy's presidential agenda and assassination
  • Causes and effects of the Vietnam War

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: The Cold War (1950-1973): Homework Help
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The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

1. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

Learn the definition of the Cold War. Identify the genesis of the Cold War and understand the role of Truman, the policy of containment, and other early Cold War events.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

2. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

Learn about the Korean War, its causes, and the United States' involvement. Identify the Korean War's commencement, and understand its shifts, the role of China in the war, and the forging of an armistice.

McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

3. McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

Sen. Joseph McCarthy's post-World War II campaign to expose communists in America, dubbed McCarthyism, sparked a general public fear called the Red Scare. Learn more about McCarthyism and the Red Scare, including the causes and effects of it, and the rise and fall of McCarthy and McCarthyism.

The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

4. The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

The Cold War was a period marked by fear of communism and nuclear attacks in America. Explore how President Truman's Loyalty Program, J. Edgar Hoover's investigations, and the threat of nuclear attacks instilled fear into the everyday lives of Americans.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

5. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the president of the United States from 1953 - 1961, when the Cold War was taking place. Discover the policies and programs he created to combat communist expansion, such as the New Look policy and containment, and the domestic policies under his regime.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

6. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

John F. Kennedy attempted a lot with both domestic and foreign policy, yet failed in his short presidency. Learn how John F. Kennedy's Cold War legacy was shaped by foreign relations and his attempt to defeat communism by spending.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

7. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was a proxy war, or one in which third parties fought on the instigators' behalves, that proved disastrous for the United States. Learn the causes, conflicts, and effects of the Vietnam War by exploring the prelude to America's participation including how Eisenhower's choices factored into the start of the war, the influences of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon on the war, and the Tet Offensive.

Barry Goldwater: Biography, Quotes & Books

8. Barry Goldwater: Biography, Quotes & Books

Barry Goldwater was an influential politician during the 1960s, and he is seen by many as the father of the modern Republican party. In this lesson, learn about his life, works, and historical legacy, then test yourself with a quiz.

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