(American History) Cold War Era: 1945-1991

Communism vs. Free Enterprise. United States vs. Soviet Union. In the aftermath of World War lay the start of the Cold War. Though the Soviet Union and America never officially fired shots at each other, the containment policy lead to the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. The Cuban Missile Crisis threatened American shores and the Space Race pushed American engineering to be the best in the world. The Cold War era ended as the Soviet Union collapsed.


Cold War American History Booklist

Photo Board:

Gazette665 Posts:

Harry Truman: The “Neighborly” President

“I Like Ike”

Websites for more resources:

Cold War Museum An interactive timeline with articles about the events of the era (There are some advertisements on the site)

Korean War Museum A basic site with information about the museum and a page with a history overview

Vietnam War Museum A basic site with information about the planned museum with historical information available

Air Force Space Museum Space Race stuff – click the exhibits icon near the top of the page and see part of the museum collection and some history

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Includes resources for Teachers and Students

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