Students will explain and give examples of how after WWII, America experienced economic growth (e.g., suburban growth), struggle for racial and gender equality (e.g., Civil Rights Movement), the extension of civil liberties (e.g., desegregation, Civil Rights Act) and conflict over political issues (e.g., McCarthyism, U.S. involvement in Vietnam).
I can discuss the origins of the Cold War, & I can evaluate the methods used by the United States to contain communism.
- Background Question: Create Trading Cards for Harry Truman, Robert Oppenheimer, Dwight Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy.
- Notes: The Early Cold War
- Activity: The Cold War Chart
- Reflection Question: How successful were the Truman Doctrine, Eisenhower Doctrine, and New Frontier in fighting the Cold War? Explain.