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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

Cold War America (1945-1954)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Discuss the origins of the Cold War.

Explain what factors complicated the conversion from war to peace.

Explain the concept of containment.

Discuss the domestic consequences of the Cold War and the rise and decline of McCarthyism.

Explain Truman's upset win over Dewey in 1948 and the Republican success in capturing the White House in 1952.