History Discussion 3

History Discussion 3 - urban decay • The United States is...

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May 2, 2008 History Discussion 3 Ike = not overbearing, likeable, All-American, not threatening Supported big businesses Connected places with the interstate highways growth of cities Native Americans are shafted Brinkmanship = threatening with weapons to the line Ike got us out of the Korean War He supports the law, not civil rights Federal versus state rule The federal government passed Brown v Board of Education, but the states refused to follow CIA in Guatemala, Africa and Iran does not want them to fall to communism Cuba stays with Castro, doesn’t let America take control “In God We Trust” on money in a means to go against communism Mass consumerism the more goods you have = more American Africans and minorities moved to the cities
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Unformatted text preview: urban decay • The United States is now the wealthiest nation in the world, but only white benefited • McCarthy says that most communism is in the government • James Dean made jeans fashionable, not just farmer’s attire • 20% of Americans still live in poverty • More women are in the workforce than any other time (making 65% less than men) • Increases in divorce • Emit Till accused of whistling at a white girl lynched • American racism was used by communist to show the un-freedoms of the United States • 1955 was the last reported lynching • We started giving money to France in 1954 for Vietnam • The Vietnam war lasted through four Presidents (Ike, JFK, LBJ, and Nixon) • More people (including women) are going to college...
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