T° Euro 1 Vacation Work: The Red Scare and the Cold War

We now arrive at the centre piece of the theme ‘The USA Since the 14 Points – The Red Scare and The Cold War. This is a fascinating period of 20th century American history and it really boils down to the conflict between two ideologies – Communism and Capitalism – as each sought to dominate in the post war world of the 1940s and 1950s.

So to help introduce you to these areas of study and complement the chapter I have put on line here are two excellent videos. The first is about the 1950s Red Scare (not to be confused with the 1919 Red Scare) and the second is a nice overview of the Cold War from the Yalta Conference of 1945 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

I hope you enjoy learning about this fascinating period of history.

VIDEO 1: McCarthyism and the 1950s Red Scare:

VIDEO 2: Overview of the Cold War:

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