In this essay you are to trace the events of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. What caused the Cold War? Did it start in 1945 or earlier? What was the immediate crisis that caused the Cold War. Research the events of the Cold War and choose three to analyze how they impacted relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. Choices may include the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, the events in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the election of President Reagan, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and many others. Choose three. In the conclusion analysis recent events in the news and answering the question are we in a new Cold War with the Russians, if so then what are the lesson of the old Cold War?

The Rubric for essays is rather straight forward. MLA format, double spaced, 12 Arial Font. You may use the book, all others sources must be cited. I am more concerned with structure than word count. Thus, Opening paragraph, three-four main paragraphs, and a closing plus the above = C No grammar errors and free of misspelled words, syntax is good plus the previous = B Analysis and correctly identify the historical implications of the events, persons, etc… in the essay to the impact and consequences upon history and do so with critically examining without bias the subject of the essay plus the aforementioned =A. Understand that the perspective and context of history constantly changes. All these stated, the essays should be 2-4 pages. I do not grade any less if it is two or four pages, but by above criteria. I suggest you use the free GRAMMARLY to check for simple errors. I will not grade a "sloppy essay’" full of mistakes an A