The Cold War

Mr. John-Joseph

What do the standards say?

Standard 7-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of international developments during the Cold War era.

Enduring Understanding Events during the Cold War affected the world politically, socially, and economically.

To understand the significance of the Cold War, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:

  • Indicators 7-5.1 Compare the political and economic ideologies of the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
  • 7-5.2 Summarize the impact of the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Nations, and the Warsaw Pact on the course of the Cold War.
  • 7-5.3 Explain the spread of communism in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including the ideas of the satellite state containment, and the domino theory.
  • 7-5.4 Analyze the political and technological competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for global influence, including the Korean Conflict, the Berlin Wall, the Vietnam War, the Cuban missile crisis, the “space race,” and the threat of nuclear annihilation.
  • 7-5.5 Analyze the events that contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and other communist governments in Europe, including the growth of resistance movements in Eastern Europe, the policies of Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, and the failures of communist economic systems.

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The Marshall Plan