The Cold Wars BiPolar World
Focus&Review = Truman Doc
First implementation of the containment policy in response to threats
Set a precedent for the Marshall Plan Secretary of State George Marshall, along with the
undersecretary of state Dean Acheson and
Jacob Riis & Lewis Hine
The Progressive Era
All of the information and most of the photographs in
this presentation was obtained from the University of
Virginia's web site "Documenting the Other Half":
What were consequences of
May 10, 1869
Central Pacific and Union
Pacific Railroads meet at
Promontory, Utah, joined
together with a golden
Romance of the Railroad
Dreams of land.!
A fresh start!
Reality of the Railroad
Labor Unrest in America
Labor's Response to Poor Working
the growth of the factory system results in the creation of a
Labor Unions are formed to deal with the problems resulting
from unregulated capitalism.
Road to WWII
How did Europe find itself in war
Why do wars occur?
Nations compete over natural resources and access to
What are natural resources?
What are two situations where you have seen this
happen in history?
Operation Rolling Thunder and the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Operation Rolling Thunder
The First Air War in Vietnam:
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Although the US never lost a major battle during the Vietnam War, and it nearly wiped
Source Paper on Containment
What is the Point of a Source Paper Anyway?
When studying history, many people fail to realize that a fact by itself is of little
value. The idea is to USE many facts to determine meaning about a particular
What caused the Iron Curtain to fall?
Sub EQ: What was the Iron Curtain?
ANSWER: Two opposing groups of states Eastern bloc of states vs. Western bloc of
states that were connected to the superpower (the US or the USSR) whose military
Vietnam: History and Seeds of Conflict
Originating in what is now southern China and
northern Vietnam, the Vietnamese people pushed southward over 2
millennia to occupy the entire eastern seacoast of the Indochinese
The Vietnam War
Part I: The Cold War and the Seeds of Conflict
a. 1941: Communist activist Ho Chi Minh returns after 30 years in exile
i. Where was Ho Chi Minh & what was he doing?
COMMUNISM: land, factories owned by the people w
Manifest Destiny by John Gast 1872
The Expansion of the United States
In what ways is the United States growing?
No longer an infant nation hugging the Atlantic Coast.
America is "a country of beginnings, of proj