HIS Midterm Review 2 - 1.Fromthe50stothe60sintheUnitedStates

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1.  From the 50’s to the 60’s in the United States Cold War:  era after WW2 until 1960s;  * WW2 (a.k.a Good War): victory boosted beliefs that most  citizens held before the war and for the future.  They believed that if  we hade the will, then we could beat any adversary.  Most  Americans agreed that in a world of good and evil we represented  the beacon of hope, the defender of freedom.   * Resulted with Great Depression, extended power abroad and  boosted national pride - Baby Boom: by 1950 there were 8 million more children that  demographers had predicted Anti Communist Crusades  (1947):  * Beginnings: president Truman established procedures to  investigate federal employees and dismiss them if the  government felt there were reasonable grounds for belief in  disloyalty.   * McCarthyism: politically motivated practice of making  accusations of disloyalty, subversion or treason without proper  regard of evidence.   With President Eisenhower on power * to keep the world free, the US and Britain joined security pacts  so many that journalists dubbed the policy pactomania. 
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course LITERATURA ? taught by Professor Naddi? during the Spring '09 term at Università degli Studi di Firenze.

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HIS Midterm Review 2 - 1.Fromthe50stothe60sintheUnitedStates

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