history discussion cold war
Prepare: Read Chapters 10 and 11, and watch the video, The Post-War Years.
- Barnes, L. & Bowles, M. (2014).The American story: Perspectives and encounters from 1877. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
- Chapter 10: The Cold War Era
- Chapter 11: The Affluent and Anxious Society
- Chapter 12: The Turbulent Years
- Hanchett, T. W. (2001). The other ‘subsidized housing’. Journal of Housing & Community Development, 58(1), 18. Retrieved from the http://www.nahro.org/housing-journal
- A scholarly article that examines federal housing policy and regulations since World War II and resulting impact on society. This is scholarly secondary source that is acceptable for use in the Final Project. This article can be found in the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library.
- Hannigan, B., Hawksworth, R, & Spencer, S. (Producers). (2009). The post-war years [Series episode]. In R. Hawksworth (Executive producer), America in the 20th century. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=47585&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
- A video that looks at the social, political, and economic changes that occurred during the post-World War II years.
- Smith, L. M. (Producer, Director, & Writer). (2003). The house we live in[Series episode]. In L. Adelman (Executive producer), Race: The power of an illusion. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=49736&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
- A video that examines the concept of race and the ways that the understanding of racial categories has over time as well as the ways that those understandings of race have affected specific groups and society.
- GutiÃ©rrez, J. A. (2011). The Chicano movement: Paths to power. Social Studies, 102(1), 25-32. doi:10.1080/00377996.2011.533043
- A scholarly article that provides a short explanation of the major events of the Chicano movement. This is a scholarly secondary source that is acceptable for use in the Final Project. This article can be found in the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library.
- May, E. (2008). War and peace: Fanning the home fires. In Homeward bound: American families in the Cold War era (pp. 58-88). Retrieved from the ebrary database.
- A chapter from a scholarly book that examines the situation of many American women and families in the early Cold War with information on how the Cold War affected United States society. This is a scholarly secondary source that is acceptable for use in the Final Project.
- Bernard, S. C. (Writer). (2000). A struggle for educational equality: 1950-1980 [Series episode]. In School: The story of American public education. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=11764&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
- A video that looks that challenges for African Americans, women, Hispanic Americans, and the disabled as they pursued educational opportunities.
- Coontz, S. [UChannel]. (2010, Sept. 29). The way we never were: American families and the nostalgia trap [Video]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/MIeAnU7_7TA
- A recorded lecture given by a well-known and respected historian of United States families that examines the realities in opposition to common perceptions of the â€œtraditionalâ€ family and some results of the social changes in the years after World War II.
- Hannigan, B., Hawksworth, R., & Spencer, S. (Producers & Writers). (2009). Cold war [Series episode]. In R. Hawksworth (Executive producer), America in the 20th century. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=47587&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
- A video that focuses mainly on the foreign policy issues of the Cold War.
- Pearson Education. (2010, January 1). Civil rights in America [Activity]. Retrieved from http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/shared_hss_assets/political_science/polisim_3/burnstimeline1.html
- An interactive time line that provides a visual representation of the important events in the struggles for equality of African Americans, Native Americans, and Latino Americans from 1775 to 2000.
- ValdÃ©s, M. J., (Producer) & Sandoval, C. (Writer). (2009). A class apart [Video file]. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=40874&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
- A video that discusses the discrimination and segregation faced by the Hispanic community in the United States, especially in realm of education.
Reflect: After the World War II, the United States embarked on what came to be known as the Cold War against the Soviet Union. Although the two sides never fought against each other directly, the Cold War nonetheless erupted into violence at times in places like Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan. Consider the major events of the Cold War and the ways that different presidential administrations reacted to those events. Reflect, too, on the effects of the Cold War on American culture.
Write: Based on information from your textbook and the assigned video, answer the following questions:
- What are two major foreign policy events of the Cold War, and how did the United States address them? What caused these events and how effective were the American responses?
- What were two major changes within American society and culture that were caused by the Cold War? How did the Cold War cause these changes?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style