After the World War II, the United States embarked on what
came to be known as the Cold War against the Soviet Union. Although the two
sides never fought against each other directly, the Cold War nonetheless
erupted into violence at times in places like Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan.
Consider the major events of the Cold War and the ways that different
presidential administrations reacted to those events. Reflect, too, on the
effects of the Cold War on American culture.
What are two major foreign policy events of the Cold War,
and how did the United States address them? What caused these events and how
effective were the American responses?
What were two major changes within American society and
culture that were caused by the Cold War? How did the Cold War cause these