Cold War Essay Test

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The Cold War Essay Test

Was the Cold War a necessary conflict or was the fear of Communism an excuse for the U.S. to become a global superpower?

Using examples from the U.S. History textbook, craft an argument that addresses whether or not U.S. involvement in the Cold War was morally righteous. In crafting your argument, make sure to answer each of the following sub-questions:

Why did the U.S. get involved in the Cold War?
Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1950s?
Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1960s and 1970s?

This entire essay will be written in class without notes on _______. Also, even though you will get the essay test question, you will not be able to look at the structural requirements during the test so it is important that you practice writing this essay beforehand.
Structural Requirements:

I. Introduction
a. Hook
b. Opening Statement
c. Thesis (Was the Cold War a necessary conflict or was the fear of Communism an excuse for the U.S. to become a global superpower?)
d. Map statement
II. Body Paragraph 1 (Why did the U.S. get involved in the Cold War?)
a. Topic Statement
b. Reason 1
c. Example 1
d. Explanation 1
e. Reason 2
f. Example 2
g. Explanation 2
h. Transition
III. Body Paragraph 2 (Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1950s?)
a. Topic Statement
b. Reason 1
c. Example 1
d. Explanation 1
e. Reason 2
f. Example 2
g. Explanation 2
h. Transition
IV. Body Paragraph 3 (Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1960s and 1970s?)
a. Topic Statement
b.…