World History: The Cold War
Learn more about these events which led to the Cold War in this activity. After World War II, much of the world was split between the communist, Soviet Union-controlled countries in the east, and capitalist countries including western Europe and the United States.
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.