About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Cold War material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Cold War conflicts. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the Cold War
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Cold War Era chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Cold War Era chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any questions about the Cold War. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the implications and effects of the Cold War for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:
- The United States and the Soviet Union as opposed superpowers
- Events leading into the Cold War and the attitudes that defined its central conflict
- Incidental conflicts during the Cold War era
- The fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold 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. 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.
3. Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes
In this lesson, we explore several of the world's conflicts in the second half of the 20th century that ended up becoming proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union in their Cold War standoff.
4. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline
In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.
5. Adlai Stevenson II & The Cuban Missile Crisis
In this lesson, we will learn about Adlai Stevenson the II and his response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Stevenson was U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. during the Crisis and a key figure in the Kennedy administration's response.
6. Adlai Stevenson II: Presidential Campaign & Political Views
In this lesson, we will learn about the presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson II, the Democratic Party's nominee in 1952 and 1956. Even though he was roundly defeated both times, Stevenson's legacy lives on.
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Other chapters within the Major Eras in World History Study Guide course
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- The Bronze & Iron Ages
- Classical Greece
- Rome & the Holy Roman Empire
- Government & Culture in the Middle Ages
- Renaissance & Reformation
- World Exploration & Colonization
- Revolution & Independence Movements
- The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
- A World at War
- The Hittite Empire
- The Neolithic Age
- The Paleolithic Age
- The Mesolithic Age
- The Iron Age
- Iron Age Cultures
- Stone Age People
- Stone Age Cultures
- The Bronze Age
- Bronze Age Cultures