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National Politics--The Cold War

25 minutes

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Starting with Truman's presidency after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, this four-part interactive production explores American politics after World War II to 1961. Historic footage enhances coverage of Eisenhower's military success and presidency, John F. Kennedy's political career, and Nixon's tenure as vice-president and unsuccessful run for president. Pretests encourage viewers to listen carefully and check their answers.

Media Details

Runtime: 25 minutes

Black-and-white photo of white-haired politician giving a speech in front of a large crowd and several news microphones. A large sign with the words, "Roosevelt, Ely," and other indiscernible words hangs above the crowd.
National Politics
Season 0 / Ep 1
28 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of Theodore Roosevelt standing, holding his hat in his right hand, and pointing outward with his left as he gives a speech. Various other men are in the background.
National Politics
Season 0 / Ep 2
25 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of hundreds of Russian soldiers marching in formation on a cobblestone street while holding their rifles erect. A large photo of Stalin and Lenin is visible at the top of a building on the street.
National Politics
Season 0 / Ep 3
25 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12