History and Social Studies Curriculum Framework Connections (Learning Standards):
US II.18: Analyze the factors that contributed to the Cold War and describe the policy of containment as America’s response to Soviet expansionist policies.
A. the differences between the Soviet and American political and economic
B. Soviet aggression in Eastern Europe
C. the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO
USII.19:Analyze the sources and, with a map of the world, locate the areas of Cold War conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
A. The Korean War
D. the Middle East
E. the arms race
F. Latin America
H. the Vietnam War
USII.20:Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the Vietnam War and summarize the diplomatic and military policies of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.