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Timeline of World War II: 1942–1945
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 5.2
Timeline of World War II after U.S. entry into the war, divided by European theater, Pacific theater, and home front.
Format: timeline
German instrument of surrender after World War II
German instrument of surrender after World War II
The instrument of surrender signed at Reims May 7, 1945.
Format: image/document
Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Brezhnev
Photo of Leonid Brezhnev, taken in April 1967.
Format: image/photograph
Postwar North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the postwar era (1945–1975).
Format: book (multiple pages)
Eastern bloc map
Eastern bloc map
Format: image/map
Soviet poster, 1949
Soviet poster, 1949
Soviet poster created in 1949. The English translation of the text on this poster reads, "For a stable peace! Against those who would ignite a new war."
Format: image/poster
Projections and propaganda
In Map skills and higher-order thinking, page 9
Interestingly, until the mid-twentieth century, publishers of maps and textbooks resisted using new projections (many of which were, by then, quite old). Why? Maybe because they wanted to stick with what was familiar to people -- or maybe because Mercator...
Format: article/best practice
By David Walbert.
Victory in Europe
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 9.1
On May 7, 1945, German generals, recognizing that they had no hope left of victory, surrendered to Allied forces, ending World War II in Europe. This page includes a battle map, a radio report of the surrender, the surrender instrument, and the recollection of a Maltese woman.
Format: exhibit
Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)
The Cold War: An overview
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.1
A brief history of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union, 1945–1991.
Format: article
The United States in World War II
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 5.1
Article summarizes U.S. involvement in World War II from 1945 to 1945.
Format: article
The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
Format: book (multiple pages)
The origins of the Cold War
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.2
History of the early years of the Cold War (1945–1948), including the Berlin Airlift and the development of the Truman Doctrine.
Format: article
Vietnam: A timeline
Major events and eras in the history of what is now Vietnam from the first millennium BCE to the present.
John F. Kennedy
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.7
An overview of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961–63, including his management of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Format: article
The Cold War in the 1950s
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.5
An overview of the Cold War during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, including the rise of McCarthyism.
Format: article
Sputnik and Explorer
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.6
On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile and inserted a beach ball-sized satellite into earth orbit. This article tells the story of the launch and of reactions in the United States.
Format: article
The Reagan years
In Recent North Carolina, page 1.3
A history of the United States during the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981–89), including the rise of conservatism, economic issues, and relations with the Soviet Union.
Format: book
Real-world approaches to reading
Techniques for providing children with the literacy-rich environment that is crucial to both reading and writing success.
By Alta Allen.

Resources on the web

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Reference Desk
This site contains online materials relating to the life and times of President John F. Kennedy. It includes biographical information, selected speeches, photographs, quotations, legislative record and more. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: John Fitzgerald Kenney Library