Chapter 15: Essay Questions
Please choose ONE of the following questions
to answer in an essay form. The criteria for an acceptable essay must
include: a topic sentence, three supporting arguments with examples and
a conclusion. The outline below may be used during the quiz but only the
outline. (Optional: Typed essay will be rewarded with extra credit!)
- The United States met many goals during the Cold War.
Name one these, and explain why the United States felt that this goal
was important. Hint: The goals of the Truman Doctrine, U.S. and Soviet
actions that contributed to the Cold War and Soviet and U.S. military
- How do Americans' fears about the world situation today
compare with their fears during the 1950s? Considering only this type
of fear, explain which period would you prefer to live in. Give 3 examples
why. Hint: communism-terrorism, relations with foreign nations and defense
strategies and weapons technology.
- Describe the different methods of tactics the United States used in the 1950s to contain communism. Give three specific examples. Hint: Marshall plan, brinkmanship, massive retaliation, Berlin, etc.