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Cold War: USA

VCE History Units 1 & 2 | Study 1: Competing ideologies

Source: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy (covering microphone) during an investigation into communist infiltration of the government, n.d. (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2019)

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that ideology plays a fundamental role in decision making, whether it be political, social, cultural or economical. Students will also understand how people fight for their beliefs, and how the impacts everyone from the individual to global superpowers. Students will understand how conflict manifests in many ways.

Essential Questions
  • What are the fundamental differences between Communism and Capitalism?
  • What do you (the student) think of Communism and Capitalism?
  • What makes different countries adopt different ideologies?
  • What were the main issues/events of the Cold War?
  • How did leaders strengthen/weaken the possibility of a third world war?
  • What is the morality behind nuclear weapons and the arms race?
  • How do popular protests impact governmental change?

Cold War | USA: Introduction

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Cold War | America: key people

Level 1ArticlesHarry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States (1945 – 1953)

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Level 3 resourceWeb sites

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

The World Wars: Harry S. Truman (History Channel, 2014)

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Bibliography / Reference list: History Channel, (2014). The World Wars: Harry S. Truman, [eVideo]. History Channel. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/R_nA7r1Jvnw

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Truman - Years of Decision. (chronoshistory, 2014)

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In text reference / citation: chronoshistory (2014) or (chronoshistory, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: chronoshistory, (2014). Truman - Years of Decision, [eVideo]. chronoshistory. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/21zcS_1kVmY

Level 1ArticlesGeorge F. Kennan, American diplomat and historian.

Level 1ArticlesDwight D. Eisenhower. 34th president of the United States (1953 – 1961).

Level 3 resourceWeb sites

United States senator (1947 - 1957)Level 1Articles

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Sound Smart: Joseph McCarthy (Williams, 2017)

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Bibliography / Reference list: Williams, Y., (2017). Sound Smart: Joseph McCarthy, [eVideo]. History Channel. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/lO7rTOZJGFo

John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961 – 1963)Level 1Articles

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Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States (1963 – 1969)Level 1Articles

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Lyndon B. Johnson, 37th president of the United States (1969 – 1974)Level 1Articles

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Level 1ArticlesHenry A. Kissinger, United States Secretary of State (1973 – 1973)

Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States (1981 – 1989)Level 1Articles

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Cold War | America: key events

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Here's How the Truman Doctrine Established the Cold War. (History Channel, 2018)

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Bibliography / Reference list: History Channel, (2018). Here's How the Truman Doctrine Established the Cold War, [eVideo]. History Channel. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Jb8aW46T3bg

Drawn History: What is Domino Theory? (History Channel, 2017)

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It was a real-life spy saga that came to a deadly end on March 29, 1951. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg became the first U.S. citizens to be convicted of espionage during peacetime and eventually executed together. But questions regarding Ethel’s actual involvement were never resolved and remain today. (Decades TV Network, 2017)

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Bibliography / Reference list: Decades TV Network, (2017). Spy Saga of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, [eVideo]. Decades TV Network. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/mxmsBePZwHY

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Was Ethel Rosenberg Wrongly Convicted as a Russian Spy? (Smithsonian, 2019)

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Bibliography / Reference list: Smithsonian, (2019). Was Ethel Rosenberg Wrongly Convicted as a Russian Spy?, [eVideo]. Smithsonian. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Ptvwzd-q7c0

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Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

Sound Smart: Joseph McCarthy (Williams, 2017)

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Bibliography / Reference list: Williams, Y., (2017). Sound Smart: Joseph McCarthy, [eVideo]. History Channel. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/lO7rTOZJGFo

Sound Smart: The Red Scare (Williams, 2017)

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Bibliography / Reference list: Williams, Y., (2017). Sound Smart: The Red Scare, [eVideo]. History Channel. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/A4LpLqHNOTk

Sound Smart: The House Un-American Activities Committee (Williams, 2016)

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In the 1950s, as part of a campaign to expose suspected Communists, thousands of individuals were aggressively investigated and questioned before government panels. Named after its most notorious practitioner, the phenomenon known as McCarthyism destroyed lives and careers. But how did this episode of political repression take off? Ellen Schrecker traces the history of McCarthyism.

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Bibliography / Reference list: Schrecker, E., (2017). What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?, [eVideo]. TED-Ed. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/N35IugBYH04

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The Kent State Shootings, Explained (History Channel, 2018)

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Bibliography / Reference list: History Channel, (2018). What Were the Pentagon Papers?, [eVideo]. History Channel. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9Pwro3vCUdU

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