The Origins of the Cold War
A reproducible, document-based teaching unit
NH132 is the printed format
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Students analyze the cultural, political, historical, military, and economic factors contributing to the Cold War, as well as its effects. Documents include U.S. Senate Committee findings, Henry L. Stimson’s appeal for atomic talks with Russia, George F. Kennan’s "Long Telegram," Winston Churchill’s "Iron Curtain" speech, Henry Wallace’s questioning of the "Get Tough" policies, the Soviet Union’s UN delegate’s attack on U.S. policy, and the "Truman Doctrine" of 1947.
Lesson 1: The Atomic Bomb and its Effect on International Relations
Lesson 2: The Policy of Containment
Lesson 3: The Practice of Containment