The U.S. in the Cold War

The U.S. in the Cold War
The U.S. in the Cold War
The U.S. in the Cold War
The U.S. in the Cold War
The U.S. in the Cold War
The U.S. in the Cold War
The U.S. in the Cold War
The U.S. in the Cold War
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Present History traces the origins of the Cold War through the events that shaped foreign and domestic U.S. policy. This Advanced Placement-level presentation includes the changing economic patterns of post-WWII America; the GI Bill of Rights, the Taft-Hartley Bill, the Fair Deal, and the cult of domesticity; a list of the events and issues that led to the hostile relationship between the only two superpowers to emerge from World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union; effects of Cold War dogma which include the Red Scare, the Communist Monolith, a massive arms race, and hot spots of conflict around the world; the Big Three at Yalta; the creation of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the UN's Security Council; the hydrogen bomb and the fear of an atomic war in this new nuclear age; Truman's victory in the Election of 1948; the consequences of NSC-68; the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; the Iron Curtain and a polarized world; Truman's recognition of Israel; the Berlin Airlift; NATO and the Warsaw Pact; Mao Zedong's "Great Leap Forward" and China's Communist Revolution; the House on Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and Alger Hiss; the Rosenburgs; the Korean War, the 38th Parallel, and MacArthur; Eisenhower and "massive retaliation," and the Domino Theory; the Soviet launch of Sputnik and the National Defense Education Act; the Eisenhower Doctrine; Cuba, Castro, the U-2 Incident, and Ike's domestic policy; Brown v. Board and the Little Rock Nine; Eisenhower's warning of a "military industrial complex;" Kennedy, the Election of 1960, and "Flexible Response;" the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis; and Nixon, detente, the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT). This AP US history presentation can easily be modified for any secondary U.S. history course. Be sure to check out "U.S. History Complete Set, Volume I" and "U.S. History Complete Set, Volume II" for all of Present History's U.S. history presentations.
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