ch_26 - QUIT 26 Cold War Conflicts CHAPTER OBJECTIVE...

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26 Cold War Conflicts QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION Origins of the Cold War 1 SECTION The Cold War Heats Up 2 SECTION The Cold War at Home 3 SECTION Two Nations Live on the Edge 4 MAP GRAPH
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26 Cold War Conflicts HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To understand the international and domestic tensions resulting from the Cold War
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26 W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T What do you do when a friend is accused? Examine the Issues At the end of World War II, Americans begin to be haunted by a new fear. The Soviets have embraced a tightly controlled political system called communism. Many believe it threatens the American way of life. Throughout the nation, suspected communists are called before a House subcommittee for questioning. Anyone accused of un-American activity faces public humiliation and professional ruin. • What can individual citizens do to protect the rights of all people? • Do Americans with communist beliefs pose a threat to the nation? HOME • Should citizens speak out to preserve the rights of others? Cold War Conflicts
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26 The United States The World 1948 Harry S. Truman is elected president. 1948 Berlin airlift begins. 1949 United States joins NATO. 1949 China becomes communist under Mao Zedong. 1945 United Nations is established. 1950 U.S. sends troops to Korea. 1950 Korean War begins. TIME LINE HOME 1952 U.S. explodes first hydrogen bomb. Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected president. 1954 Senator Joseph McCarthy alleges Communist involvement in U.S. Army. 1954 French are defeated in Vietnam. 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed as spies. 1953 Participants in Korean War agree on cease-fire. 1946 Churchill gives his “Iron Curtain” speech. continued . . . Cold War Conflicts
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26 The United States The World 1957 Soviets launch Sputnik . TIME LINE HOME 1959 Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba. 1960 Francis Gary Powers’s U-2 spy plane is shot down by the Soviets. John F. Kennedy is elected president. Cold War Conflicts
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1 Origins of the Cold War The Allied coalition falls apart as the United States and the Soviet Union find themselves in conflict with each other. OVERVIEW ASSESSMENT KEY IDEA MAP HOME
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1 Origins of the Cold War OVERVIEW The United States and the Soviet Union emerged from World War II as two “superpowers” with vastly different political and economic systems. After World War II, differences between the United States and the Soviet Union led to a Cold War that lasted almost to the 21st century. MAIN IDEA
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