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- Discuss the causes and early events of the Cold War.
- Describe the causes and effects of the Korean War.
- List the causes and effects of McCarthyism and the Red Scare.
- Understand how the Cold War affected everyday American life.
- Learn about Eisenhower's domestic and foreign policy during the Cold War.
- Discuss Kennedy's presidential agenda.
- Understand the causes and effects of the Vietnam War.
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.
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.
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Biography, Facts & Quotes
This lesson goes over the early life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. You'll also learn about his military service, his political career, and get to read some of his famous quotes.
9. Fireside Chats: Definition & Significance
Understand the origin, definition, and significance of the Fireside Chats, as they pertain to the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, an outstanding American president.
10. Flexible Response: Definition & Policy
In this lesson, you'll learn about the U.S. policy of flexible response, including how it is defined, why the policy was created, and how it was used in the Cold War. When you finish the lesson, you'll also have a chance to test your own knowledge of flexible response with a quiz.
11. Lee Harvey Oswald & the JFK Assassination: Biography, Trial & Death
History was made when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, from the fourth floor of the Texas Book Depository. Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of the crime, was himself assassinated shortly thereafter. This lesson gives a brief history of Oswald's life leading up to the crime.
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