AMSCO chapter 27 - Eisenhower Takes Command(p 579-581 1 Why was America \u201cready\u201d for a Republican president again What role did the Korean War play

AMSCO chapter 27 - Eisenhower Takes Command(p 579-581 1 Why...

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Eisenhower Takes Command (p. 579-581)1.Why was America “ready” for a Republican president again? What role did the Korean War play in this shift?-It would be there first presidential victory in 20 years -Pledged to go to korea and make an end to the war, he emphasized the delegation of authority -Cut federal spending but continued to many of the New Deal Programs (social security significantly expanded)2.To what extent did Eisenhower depart from the liberalism of FDR’s New Deal and Truman’s Fair Deal?-FDR: against federal and deficit spending -Truman’s fair deal unsuccessful (focused on social security) Eisenhower and the Cold War (p. 581-587)3.How did Dulles change American Cold War foreign policy?-Believed Truman's containment policy was too passive- he wanted to challenge the Soviet Union and People’s Republic of China - ended by Hungarian Revolt-Pleased conservatives: if US pushed communists to the brink of war they would back down bc of American nuclear power -More emphasis on air power and bombs (nuclear and hydrogen bombings changing realities of threats and necessity for troops) 4.What objectives guided US foreign policy in the “Third World” during the Cold War? -Often unstable governments bc newly independent which made them rely on foreign aid: allowed US and Soviet UNion to use them as pawns 5.How was Vietnam drawn into the Cold War? What was Eisenhower’s approach to

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