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Unit 7 - Cold War

 

War Powers Act - During the Vietnam was which lasted for over 14 years, there was never formal declaration of war by Congress.  The closest thing that the United States had to a declaration of war was the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964.  This resolution allowed the U.S. Military to defend themselves in Vietnam. The US. Presidents never had to to check with Congress and get thieir approval.  To prevent this in the future, Congress passed the War Powers Act.  The President now has to get approval from Congress if U.S. troops are going to be deployed for more than 60-90 days.

Post War Planning

 

Yalta Conference

 

Potsdam Conference

 

 

 

 

Nuremburg Trials

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcudlm6tPa0

 

Several nuclear test videos [HD]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTtQuEYfjYA

 

 

 

First Soviet hydrogen bomb test (1953)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0dUIq8gHgc

 

 

Sputnik beeps overhead, Americans in awe, including a young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHaJDuq6tBM

 

 

 

 

Korean War- Documentary Film 1950-1953

 

http://21stcenturylearning.sharepoint.com/TeamSite/default.aspx

 

 

1950 – 1953 – Korean War

North Korea (backed by communist China) attacked South Korea (backed by the U.N. & U.S.  Three years of fighting results in an armistice (an end to the fighting) in 1953.  The country remains split at the 38th parallel.  Today the U.S. has over 25,000 troops and over a million land mines to prevent North Korean troops from running over the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).

 

 

 

Berlin Wall

http://www.history.com/topics/berlin-wall/videos

 

Vietnam War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjgra7eZKpM

 

 

Apollo 11, the first man on the moon

 

 

THE COLD WAR - PART 9: Detente