Ch 35: The Cold War - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Refresh your knowledge of the history of the Cold War by reviewing this chapter. By utilizing these brief video lessons, you will be better equipped for the content of the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test.

The Cold War: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter will thoroughly detail the effects of the Cold War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War on American lives to prepare you for the history questions on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test. These lessons will discuss the following:

  • Early events of the Cold War
  • Causes of the Korean War
  • Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare
  • Effects of the Cold War on American life
  • Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Cold War
  • Conflicts of the Vietnam War

Each lesson consists of a brief video, transcript, and interactive quiz. After reviewing these videos, which are led by expert instructors, take each lesson's assessment to determine how well you grasp the subject matter. These multiple-choice quizzes are in the same format as the exam, and will help you practice in a more hands-on manner.

7 Lessons in Chapter 35: The Cold War - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

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.

The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

2. The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Korean War. We will explore the events leading up to the war, some of its most important battles, and also highlight the key themes associated with it.

McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

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.

The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

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.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

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.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

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.

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