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Unit 5 – The Cold War Era

Students study the Cold War period from the post-war division of Europe to the collapse of the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe and Russia in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Students also look at the political and social changes experienced by people in the United States during this time.


1 – The Start of the Cold War

2 – McCarthyism & The Korean War

3 – The Civil Rights Movement

4 – Youth Culture

5 – The Space Race

6 – The Cuban Missile Crisis

7 – Vietnam

8 – Watergate

9 – Afghanistan

10 – Religion & Politics

11 – The End of the Cold War