This PowerPoint presentation is a lecture based slideshow that aids the teacher in explaining the origins of the Cold War. It begins with the meetings of Stalin, FDR, and Churchill at Yalta, explains the differences between Capitalism and Communism while attempting to understand the philosophy behind the two ideologies, leads into McCarthyism, and ends with Eisenhower and the Military Industrial Complex. As per usual, this is a guide for a teacher, not a word for word presentation. The multimedia supports the information and attempts to make humorous yet relevant connections to the material. The teacher who uses these slides should know their subject matter before attempting to use this presentation effectively.