Reading Handout for Week 10 (Part 1)

Chapter 24 – The Cold War and American Globalism

 

Key Terms

George F. Kennan

Truman Doctrine

Containment

Marshall Plan

National Security Act of July 1947

Berlin Airlift

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Mao Zedong

NSC-68

Korean War

John Foster Dulles

“Domino Theory”

Sputnik

Eisenhower Doctrine

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. Was the Cold War inevitable?

 

  1. How did the Cold War turn “hot” in Asia?

 

  1. Was the U.S. containment policy successful?

 

  1. What were the consequences of the Korean War for the United States?

 

  1. How did Dulles and Eisenhower raise the stakes in the Cold War?

 

  1. How did racism in America interfere with U.S. leader’s ability to win Cold War allies among developing nations?

 

  1. Why did relations between the Soviet Union and the United States turn hostile soon after their victory in World War II?

 

  1. When and why did the Cold War expand from a struggle over the future of Europe and central Asia to one encompassing virtually the entire globe?

 

  1. By what means did the Truman and Eisenhower administrations seek to expand America’s global influence in the late 1940’s and the 1950’s?

 

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Reading Handout for Week 10 (Part 1)

Chapter 24 – The Cold War and American Globalism

 

Key Terms

George F. Kennan

Truman Doctrine

Containment

Marshall Plan

National Security Act of July 1947

Berlin Airlift

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Mao Zedong

NSC-68

Korean War

John Foster Dulles

“Domino Theory”

Sputnik

Eisenhower Doctrine

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. Was the Cold War inevitable?

 

  1. How did the Cold War turn “hot” in Asia?

 

  1. Was the U.S. containment policy successful?

 

  1. What were the consequences of the Korean War for the United States?

 

  1. How did Dulles and Eisenhower raise the stakes in the Cold War?

 

  1. How did racism in America interfere with U.S. leader’s ability to win Cold War allies among developing nations?

 

  1. Why did relations between the Soviet Union and the United States turn hostile soon after their victory in World War II?

 

  1. When and why did the Cold War expand from a struggle over the future of Europe and central Asia to one encompassing virtually the entire globe?

 

  1. By what means did the Truman and Eisenhower administrations seek to expand America’s global influence in the late 1940’s and the 1950’s?

 

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