World History – Semester 2 v3.0
Unit 3 Activity: Task 1
Task 1: Identifying Cold War Leaders
In this activity, you’ll look at a list of leaders who influenced the course of the Cold War. You’ll then research their
accomplishments from 1945 to 1991. The leaders in this group all served at various times during the Cold War and
represented nations that had atomic weapons. Therefore, their actions could have brought about the end of the world
as we know it.
Look at the descriptions of each leader in the table. Add the name of the correct leader next to each description.
You’ve already read about most of these leaders in the lessons in this unit. However, it’s okay if you need to research
them further to clarify their achievements. Here is the list of leaders you will use to complete this activity:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
I challenged the Soviet Union to tear down the Berlin Wall. I also maintained a hard line against