Cold War Project

The Cold War

You have been assigned a person or event that was prominent during the Cold War.  You will be researching this individual/ event and will create an 8/12” X 11” poster to reflect their impact during this period in US history.


On the poster you must include the following information:

  • Name of the individual/event
  • Dates the individual lived / Dates in which the event occurred
  • 3 typed paragraphs about the person/event including the impact this person/event had on the US.
  • A picture of the individual/event
  • A political cartoon depicting the individual/event
  • A picture of how this individual/event affects the US today.
  • 3 Sources Minimum

** attach citation of sources including images on back. MLA format. is a site you could use.






1. Berlin Blockade

2. Korean War

3. Berlin Airlift

4. Cuban Missile Crisis

5. Vietnam War

6. Strategic Arms limitations talks

7. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

8. 1980 Olympic boycott

9. 1991 – Formal dissolution of the USSR.

10. Harry S. Truman

11. Dwight D. Eisenhower

12. John F. Kennedy

13. Lyndon B. Johnson

14. Richard Nixon

15. Jimmy Carter

16. Ronald Reagan

17. Joseph Stalin

18. Nikita Khruschev

19. Leonid Brezhnev

20. Mikhail Gorbachev

21. Fidel Castro

22. Ho Chi Minh

23. Ngo Dinh Diem

24. Fall of the Berlin Wall

25. The Marshall Plan

26. The Division of Germany

27. NATO

28. The Warsaw Pact

29. Mao Zedong

30. Sputnik

31. Neil Armstrong

32. Joseph McCarthy

33. The Rosenburgs


35. Containment

36. 1984 Olympic boycott

37. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)