Cold War Introductory Assignment

Cold War Introductory Assignment

The Cold War Introductory Assignment

1. Vocabulary exercise: Complete both Exercises A and B

Exercise A- Using the Vocabulary provided below, draw a picture or political cartoon that explains the definition. These drawings do not have to be works of art but should illustrate the meaning of the definition. You may add captions, labels, or even dialog bubbles to your drawing to help explain your illustration (you may need to open MS paint to complete this assignment)

Cold War -A state of political tension and military rivalry between nations that stops short of full-scale war, especially that which existed between the United States and Soviet Union following World War II.
Domino theory- A theory that if one nation falls under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also fall under Communist control.


Containment- A policy of stopping the expansion or influence of a hostile power or ideology (like communism)


Exercise B- Using the Vocabulary provided below, rewrite each definition in your own words and then write each term in a sentence.

Truman Doctrine- President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
President Truman’s way of providing economic and military aid to any country that had a threat posed to it from communism or totalitarian ideology

Marshall Plan- United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
The help that the United States gave to Europe to help them rebuild.

Socialism- The view that the government should own and control major industries

The belief that the government should be the one to run major industries.
Communism- A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
A way of government in which the state...

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