A Cultural Tablet Ebook for “American Culture”
Target Age Group: Grades 2nd to 8th
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
This Ebook Resource
The Cold War began in the post-World War II era, when tensions escalated between the United States and the U.S.S.R., or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. These two nations emerged from the war as newly-created superpowers — superpowers whose political goals were in direct conflict with each other. The tension that slowly rose between the two began over the fate of Germany’s capitol city of Berlin, and escalated in the years following the war. Trace how and why the tension began, and what factors created a stalemate that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war — and how the Cold War finally ended.