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The Cold War Discuss this eTheme.

These website are about the Cold War. Learn more about how the Cold War started, its impact on the Korean War, the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the role of the Space Race in the Cold War and about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the eventual end of the Cold War. Resources include activities, audio and video footage, timelines, interviews and more. Includes links to eTheme Resources: Germany: The Berlin Wall, Country: Cuba, Senator Joe McCarthy and the Communist Scare, Government: Democratic and Communist, U.S. President: Harry S. Truman, and U.S. President: John F. Kennedy.

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  • 11,
  • 12

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Learn about the Cold War from postwar estrangement to soviet perspectives to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes views of important historical documents.
Find out more about the Cold War, including: what it was, its causes, the beginning of the Cold War, major events unto 1954, the Cold War in East Asia, formation of military alliances, the ease of tensions after 1954, and links to video clips of the Cold War period.
Discover more about the Cold War, including what the Cold War was, causes of the Cold War, Cold War chronology, Europe in 1945, 1945-1950, Berlin after 1945, NATO, the Korean War, the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet Army, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Explore the timeline of the Cold War, tour the online exhibits, test yourself on Cold War trivia, and read a volume of the Cold War Times. NOTE: This site includes ad
Learn what the Yalta Conference had to do with the Cold War.
These activities related to the Cold War include activities on Cuba and the United States, Fidel Castro, Bay of Pigs, Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences and the differences between the two. Includes links to various film clips, presentations, and activities.
Find out if Truman caused the Cold War. Includes links to worksheets, a timeline, and glossary.
Learn more about the Korean War's significance in the Cold War.
Discover the complexities of the second red scare in this wiki. Sections include: other red scares, the Truman Loyalty Campaign, HUAC v. Hollywood, the Rise and Fall of the Pepsi-Cola Kid, and legacies.
Read an overview of the crisis, explore the causes, view a timeline, test your knowledge with a quiz, listen to real audio narrations from the crisis, and more.
Read about the thirteen days in October 1962 when the world waited to see if there would be a nuclear war. Listen to actual radio and TV remarks from the time.
Discover how history changed on October 4, 1957 with the start of the Space Race.
Watch this video coverage of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. (Total Running Time: 5:57) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum)
These website are about Germany and the Berlin Wall. Learn about the rise and fall of the wall, how the wall worked, and find a lesson plan for teaching more about the wall. Includes a link to eThemes Resource: Country: Germany.
These websites contain resources about the country of Cuba, with emphasis on the Fidel Castro and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here you will find many facts about the culture and history of this island nation. There are video and sound recordings, primary source documents, timelines, interviews, and quizzes.
Learn about two different types of government: democratic and communist. Learn the philosophy of communism and the history of its development. Find out what countries have democratic and communist/socialist government. Discover how the economy influences the course of a countries' development. There is a link to an eThemes resource on democracy and community responsibility. Includes photographs, maps, video, lesson plans, and quotes on communism of Carl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Mao Zedong.
These resources are about the McCarthy trials and the communist scare. Here you can find lesson plans, activities, source documents, biographies, video clips, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
These sites are about Harry S. Truman and some of his achievements and challenges in America's highest public office--the presidency of the United States of America. Includes links to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum where you can find many resources including: lesson plans, student resources, and information on tours. Also includes links to a PBS documentary, a timeline, another lesson plan, and more. Links to the eThemes Resources on: the Atomic Bomb, the Korean War, the Cold War, and Senator Joe McCarthy and the Communist Scare.
These sites are about John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected president. Read about America's famous 35th president, his policies, and his influence. Includes biographies, photographs, and audio clips of his most famous speeches. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on U.S. Presidents.

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