World War II, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union

Background:

At the end of World War II, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union

ended their wartime alliance. The two superpowers began a struggle for influence throughout the world which resulted in what has come to be known as the Cold War.

This conflict impacted U.S. foreign and domestic policies in significant ways between the years of 1945-1953 and beyond.

 Prompt:

 What were the three greatest consequences of the early Cold War on the United States?

 Tasks:

 1. Write an introduction in which you explain the background of the Cold War. End

 the paragraph with a thesis statement that takes a stand on the prompt.

 2. Write 3 body paragraphs, one for each consequence you have chosen. Each

 paragraph should support your thesis statement using evidence from at least two

 documents with supporting explanations of that evidence.

 3. Write a conclusion where you restate your thesis statement. Add any additional

 insight, historical significance of the issue, or connections to the present.

 Suggested terms to use in your writing

 foreign

 domestic

 ideology

 Cold War

 social

 political

 economic

 containment

 Truman Doctrine

 Marshall Plan

 Berlin Blockade

 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

 House Un-American Activities committee (HUAC)

 McCarthyism

 paranoia

 propaganda

 Korean War