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110 International and Domestic Cold War Study Guide

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S TUDY G UIDE : “T HE C OLD W AR Using this study guide The following document has all of the terms, quotes, lists, and ideas contained in the most recent powerpoint presentation (note: I change these frequently so some variations may exist). As a result, you should not feel that you need to copy any of this information while in class. The following questions are addressed in this section of the lecture. You should be able to answer these questions by the end of this section. If you can’t, see me during my office hours or talk with your seminar leader: Questions Addressed in the Lectures that will help you to prepare for the exam: What are the differences between the international and domestic cold war? Were Americans ready for the commitment of the Cold War? What is NSC-68 and why is it an important indication of changing US values? What were the conflicting goals of the US-USSR? Why did this cause so much trouble between the two nations? What it ideology or power politics that fed the Cold War? How does America contain communism? By what means? How do you avoid becoming a pod person? Why is this important? Are there pod people in History 1302? How do we know this and who should we tell? What are consensus and conformity? Examples of each? Why are they important to understand the domestic Cold War? What is HUAC and “McCarthyism”? Why are these unusual to U.S. history? Sample Exam Questions from Previous Exams: The Cold War was expressed both internationally and domestically. Describe ( i ) how the United States came to embrace this notion of Soviet “containment,” and ( ii ) give concrete examples of both international and domestic behavior by the U.S. which can be explained by this Cold War logic. What is the difference between consensus and conformity? Provide examples of each, making sure to show how this affected Americans in the fifties. Was this a typical or unusual era for the United States? Be sure to provide evidence to justify your answer. Selected Terms: Yalta Conference Harry Truman Atomic Diplomacy The “Long Telegram” “Containment” The Marshall Plan 1
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National Security Act (1947) NATO NSC-68 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) HUAC Alger Hiss Joseph McCarthy Age of Conformity or Consensus (Young) Elvis Alfred Kinsey Report Playboy Betty Friedan General Lecture Outline “International Cold War”: I. American “Mindset” Following the War a. Ideology & the “Good War” i. U.N., IMF, World Bank, etc. b. Ideology, the U.S., and the Soviet Union II. Cold War starts during WWII a. US feels “betrayed” at conferences b. USSR feels betray by lack of second front III. Setting Policy: 1945-1950 a. Atomic Diplomacy b. Rapid post-war political shifts c. Containment Policy d. Further post-war political shifts e. NSC-68 IV. Korea V. Berlin/Germany VI. Conclusions Powerpoint Notes: International Cold War: 1945-1960 From “War Letters,” PBS Series American Experience, Book by Andrew Carroll America: 1945 “Mind set”
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