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House of Un-American Activities Committee.........

American Foreign Policy and the Cold War...........


The Red Scare and the Lavender Scare of the 1950s
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House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

external image Red_apple.jpgThe House Un-American Activities Committee from EdSiteMent is a lesson on the anti-communist activities of Congress in the late 1940s.

Screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo at HUAC hearings, 1947.
Screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo at HUAC hearings, 1947.
Click here for a brief overview of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

primary_sources.PNGClick here for testimony by the folksinger Pete Seeger before the Un-American Activities Committee, August 18, 1955.

Click here for testimony of Walt Disney to HUAC and click here for brief clip of Walt Disney testifying to HUAC from YouTube.

Multimedia.pngHollywood 'Red' Probe, HUAC Hearings Begin, 1947 from YouTube.

Using Historical Footage asks students to evaluate a primary source video clip from the Army/McCarthy hearings.

Duck and Cover Drills Video Federal Civil Defense Administration video on how to stay safe during an atomic bomb attack.

Troop strengths of NATO members in Europe, and of Warsaw Pact members, 1959
Troop strengths of NATO members in Europe, and of Warsaw Pact members, 1959

American Foreign Policy and the Cold War
rotating gif.gifSee United States History II.18 for information on the American policy of containment during the Cold War

United States History II.19 for more on American policies during the Cold War, including the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

See World History II.30 for factors that contributed to the Cold War, including Soviet expansion in Europe and the differences between democracy and communism

For a perspective on the Korean War, see Korea's Partition: Soviet-American Pursuit of Reunification, 1945-1948 by James L. Matray.

primary_sources.PNGSee also NATO Declassified from primary source materials including the beginnings of the NATO and the Suez Crisis.



Cuban Missile Crisis

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The United Nations

external image 200px-Government_icon.svg.pngFor more on the United Nations, see American Government 4.7 and World History II 29.

external image Red_apple.jpgUnited Nations History Project from the UN Records and Archives Management Section offers annotated bibliographies, timelines, and featured sources on thirteen major themes of UN history.

Harry Truman and the Truman Doctrine from the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.