History Essay

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4.5.3 Test (TS): The Cold War Begins
U.S. History Core Sem 2 (S2503614)
Points possible: 60

Name: ____________________
Date: ____________

The Big Question: How did the Cold War inform American politics and expectations of behavior?

Section 1: Short Answer (30 points)
Write multi-sentence responses for the prompts below. Be specific and give examples from the history we have learned. A. The United States found itself competing with the Soviet Union in the Cold War after 1946. Write ONE paragraph and tell how the tensions started and where in the world this boiled over into confrontation and fighting. (8 points)

B. The speech below reveals some
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—Sen. Joseph McCarthy 1950

C. How did the civil rights movement evolve in the 1950s and what tactics were adopted by the new leaders in their fighting for equality? Write 3-5 sentences in response and be specific. (6 points)

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D. What did the G.I. Bill do? How did it affect American families after WWII? (6 points)

Section 2: Essay (30 points)
In this section, you will show your knowledge of the content by constructing a three-paragraph essay.
Remember to use examples from this unit, be specific, and follow proper paragraph- and essay-writing conventions. Write a three- paragraph essay in answer to this question: How did the Cold War affect political and economic life in Europe?
Organize your thoughts around these questions:
What situation in 1945 made it necessary for the victors in World War II to decide questions about
Europe?

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How did mistrust between former allies affect developments in postwar Europe?

How did the need to rebuild after the war affect the choices made by the US and the Soviet Union?

What tools did the US and the Soviet Union use to accomplish their power goals in Europe?

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Now that you have organized your

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