The Cold War

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Class Grades for:

History 3 History 4

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Key Concepts to Master


  • the ways in which the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift helped us fulfill
  • the Truman Doctrine the purpose of NATO and the Warsaw Pact
  • the ways the communist presence grew in 1949 and 1950


  • the reasons behind the conflict between North and South Korea
  • the ways the U.S. armed forces got involved in this conflict and the final outcome of this conflict
  • the key ways that the cold war spilled over into Latin America and the Middle East during the 1950's


  • the ways that cold war tensions led to a massive military buildup and the use of new diplomatic techniques
  • the impact of Sputnik and the U-2 incident on relations between the U.S. and the Soviets
  • homogenization of American life and culture during the 1950's, especially as it relates to the workplace and life in suburbia


  • the domestic policies of Harry Truman and his Fair Deal
  • the goals of the Eisenhower administration and his emphasis on "moderate republicanism"
  • Conditions for the Urban Poor, including white flight and the plight of the inner city
  • The steps taken by Mexican Americans and Native Americans to try and improve their socioeconomic standing during the postwar era

Unit Test will be given on March 11th

Test Essay: Describe how the Cold War and booming U.S.' economy brought about major changes in American life (domestic politics, foreign policy, and domestic life & economics) during the post war period (1946-1963).