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Amity Kea

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Transcript of 1950s

The 1950s
Domestic Policy:
1952 Election:
(D) Adlai E. Stevenson
(R) Dwight Eisenhower
VP - Richard Nixon
Sec. of State John Foster Dulles:
- massive retaliation
- Brinksmanship
US-South Korea Security Treaty
1. Ho Chi Minh
2. Communists defeated French at Dien Bien Phu in March 1954
3. Geneva Accords 1954
4. pro-western gov't under Ngo Dinh Diem took control in Saigon. (1956)
5. Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
6. The Domino Theory
Nikita Krushchev
Hungarian Uprising -- 1956
Sputnik, 1957
National Defense Education Act (NDEA)
1958, NASA (National Aeronautics Space Agency)
1959: The "Kitchen Debates"
Coup in Iran in 1953
1956: Suez Crisis
Eisenhower Doctrine
Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, 1959
U-2 Incident 1959:
Social Programs:
Civil Rights:
Transportation and Housing:
- Small Business Administrationestablished 1953
- Labor Reform Act 1959
- Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) 1953
- Extended Social Security and Unemployment compensation
- St. Lawrence Seaway Project 1954
- Housing Act 1955
- Soil Bank Act 1956
- Federal Aid Highway Act 1956
- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954)
- Rosa Parks arrested (1955)
- Montgomery Bus Boycotts (1955-1956)
- Sends federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas (1957)
- Completed the integration of the armed forces
- Civil Rights Act 1957 created the Commission
on Civil Rights and attempted to lessen voting
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