Write a 3-4 page essay (double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins) responding to the following question. Your essay should reflect what you have learned during this course and provide specific examples from course materials. You should not cite any outside sources, but you must provide citations to any all quotes and textbook material that you paraphrase.
Discuss the origins of the Cold War in the 1940s. Who were the individuals that shaped the war and the policies that framed it? What were the most important events in the Cold War in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s? How did the war impact life in America at home as well as abroad? Be sure to include specific individuals, ideas, and events from my lectures and your assigned readings in your answer.