High School History Activity: Cold War Leaders
Who were the important political leaders near the end of the Cold War?
The Cold War often focuses on the tensions between the United States and Soviet Union, but this was a world event. Countries all over the world supported two very different ideologies and each tried to spread their influence. Politics, economy and religion all played a part during this time. Below are some key public figures from several different countries and backgrounds. Learn about what each Cold War leader stood for and how their influence affected the outcome of the Cold War.
This course can be found in our American History B Course.
The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.