This collection features over 50 videos and lessons that align to all five AP Gov units. Unit 1: Foundation of American Democracy The Retro Report resources here focus on debates in Federalism, including immigration and disaster response. Sanctuary Cities: An Uproar That Began Long Ago Immigration in the 1990s: Proposition 187 The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse […]
Russia’s recent nuclear threats have revived Cold War animosity with roots in the Cuban missile crisis. During a standoff in 1962, a tense confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union nearly resulted in a nuclear war.
Driven by fears of the rise of communism, the United States adopted a policy of containment, intervening in the politics of countries across the globe. In Latin America, the consequences of those efforts are still unfolding.
The Cold War was an ideological, and sometimes military, struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. By the 1950s, these tensions were seen in Latin America, and revolutions, coups, and uprisings became commonplace throughout most of the latter half of the twentieth century. Putin’s Nuclear Threats Evoke Cold War Tensions of the Cuban […]
Officials who drove the decades-long war in Afghanistan look back on the strategic mistakes and misjudgments that led to a 20-year quagmire.
For teachers: This video is part of a collection of resources including four short films, each accompanied by a lesson plan and student activity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin controls the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, and his invasion of Ukraine is a reminder that Russia, the U.S. and many other countries have thousands of nuclear missiles, even as safeguards once in place have fallen away.
In the Cold War, North Korean Communists invaded South Korea. President Truman’s decision to intervene had consequences that shape the world today.
In the heat of the Cold War, Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade became a media sensation.
After the Soviet Union sent the first human safely into orbit, the U.S. government doubled down on its effort to win the race to the moon.