1957 - 957 Minimum wage was $1 Dr Jonas Salk developed a...

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957 Minimum wage was $1 Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for polio few years prior, so polio is still rampant. The highway system was just beginning to develop. United States was working on nuclear weapons such as the hydrogen bomb. Imperialism was still a policy as the US was attempting to acquire Alaska and Hawaii. President Eisenhower begins a second term January 20 by extending the Truman Doctrine of 1947 to the Mideast. The president enunciates the Eisenhower Doctrine for protecting the region from communist aggression; he asks Congress to send economic aid to the Mideast and authorize him to send U.S. armed forces there if necessary. The House of Representatives votes 355 to 61 January 30 to approve the Eisenhower Doctrine. Syria ousts three U.S. embassy officials August 13 on charges of plotting to overthrow President Shukri al-Kuwatly. Washington asks Syrian embassy officials to leave, President Eisenhower charges Moscow with trying to take over Syria, and he reaffirms the Eisenhower Doctrine September 21. The Syrian president meets at Cairo with President Nasser, he meets in Syria September 25
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1957 - 957 Minimum wage was $1 Dr Jonas Salk developed a...

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