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United States Foreign Policy: 1933 to 1963

Use online videos to study the changes to United States Foreign Policy between 1933 and 1963. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these online History of The United States videos entitled United States Foreign Policy from 1933 to 1963 to study the evolution in foreign policy in the U.S. between 1933 and 1963.

Use these 4 online educational video titles to chart the United States' growing involvement in world affairs from the 1930s to the Kennedy Administration. Explore the nation's retreat into isolationism during the Great Depression, and its return to a world leadership role during and after World War 2. Discover why the U.S. pursued a new goal during the cold war: the containment of communism throughout the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trace the course of U.S. foreign policy from the nation's isolationism during the depression era to the administration of John F. Kennedy, the first American president to focus entirely on foreign affairs in the Inaugural Address.
  • Survey the events leading to U.S. involvement in World War 2.
  • Examine the world leadership role exercised by the United States in the aftermath of World War 2, including the implications of atomic power, the motives and impact of the Marshall Plan, and American involvement in NATO and the Korean War.
  • Understand the origins and far-reaching implications of the cold war, and the policies by which the United States sought to contain communism and maintain a balance of power with the Soviet Union.
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