This activity packet allows students to explore the world of the early Cold War. Students will compare the Cold War policies of Truman, Eisenhower, and JFK. They will also take a closer look at the Cold War successes and failures of JFK's presidency, noting the causes and effects. Students will address the impact of heightened Cold War tensions on Americans. Finally, students will complete a close reading activity and writing prompt, examining the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and evaluating how the Cold War of the 1950s and early 1960s contributed to the passage of the treaty.