Most Significant Events

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Most Significant Events Axia College- University of Phoenix Nicole Jackson HIS
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During the last past 50 years there has been a multiple events that has in many ways changed America and what’s to come in the near future forever. In this class I learned about the American Experience since the year of 1945. The Civil Rights Movement along with McCarthyism, Vietnam and the Cold War all played a part in these significant events and topics that we discussed. All of these events plus the many others that followed helped make America what it is presently. I do not know if that is good or bad but as I go down memory lane and share these memorable events with you, then we will decide. In this paper, I will give you detailed info about events that took place between the 1950’s all the way to the 90’s, all of which had a mighty impact on America and its people. 1950 McCarthyism, The Cold War and The Politics of Eisenhower Cold War Ideology began after World War II ended. According to coldwarideology.com/ Wikipedia, The Cold War ideology was one of global political dominance. For decades Britain had led Europe into a time of political, social, economic, and military dominance over the rest of the world during the colonial era. After WWII, Europe had been devastated by war and two new great powers emerged; the United States and Russia (USSR). The Cold War itself was a political battle to determine whether Democracy or Communism would serve as the stronger government. A government itself is responsible for every facet of life its citizens lead. Many USSR satellites emerged such as in Kazakhstan’s, N. Korea, E. Germany and other surrounding nations. Similarly, Western Europe sided with the Democratic US and even went so far as to create NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization??).
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When the US took the lead in high standards of living, Russia responded by mobilizing economic industrial output. As the US returned favor by increasing its own economic output, the industrial powers race overflowed into military prowess. A nuclear weapons arms race ensued. There was a spike in Americans about the concerns of communism and as a result, many people were accused of being communist and they could not prove that they were not communist so this brought about an uproar and it also gave President Truman the go ahead to start the Truman Doctrine which pushed respect toward communism and this somehow led the way for McCarthyism to come about. McCarthyism was born and named after Senator McCarthy, and this was created to be against communist all the way. Senator McCarthy claimed to be having been able to point out or spot communist people just by looking at them and this made the people more afraid and paranoid to unknown visitors and aliens to the “USA. Cruel accusations were given out and suspicion grew amongst the American people. Americans back then were different from Americans now, back then you had people fighting for Americanism and today, it is like they do not even care what happens to or in America. According to
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