Analyze the tensions that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union following World War II and how these developed into the Cold War.
Evaluate the responses of the Truman administration to the onset of the Cold War and to early conflicts such as the Berlin Airlift, Marshall Plan, and Truman Doctrine.
Assess the significance of the Korean War.
Explain the rise and fall of McCarthyism in the United States from 1950 to 1954.
Evaluate Eisenhower's success or failure in waging the Cold War.
Explain the expansion of the Cold War in the 1950s into Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Analyze Kennedy's attitude toward the Cold War and nuclear armaments and the possible long-term consequences vis-à-vis the Soviet Union.
Compare and contrast the arguments for continued confrontation or conciliation with the Russians in the context of the Cuban missile crisis.
Understand the reasons for America's escalation of the Vietnam conflict and how this undermined the Johnson administration.
Explain how and why the year 1968 seemed to mark a turning point in the Vietnam War.
Edward R. Murrow
General Douglas MacArthur
Ngo Dinh Diem
Cold War concepts/terms
National Security Act
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
House Un-American Activities Committee
Organization of American States
Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)
Military Industrial Complex
Bay of Pigs invasion
Cuban Missile Crisis
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Ho Chi Minh Trail
My Lai Massacre