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1From the College Board Content Outline for Period 8Main Idea: After World War II, the United States grappled with prosperity and unfamiliar international responsibilities, while struggling to live up to its ideals.Key Concept 8.1: The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and attempting todefend a position of global leadership, with far-reaching domestic and international consequences.Key Concept 8.2: Liberalism, based on anticommunism abroad and a firm belief in the efficacy of governmental andespecially federal power to achieve social goals at home, reached its apex in the mid-1960s and generated a variety ofpolitical and cultural responses.Key Concept 8.3: Postwar economic, demographic, and technological changes had a far-reaching impact on Americansociety, politics, and the environment.Name: Class Period: The Eisenhower Years… RockinFiftiesAPUSH Review Guide for AMSCO chapter 27. Students without the AMSCO book can referenceAmerican Pageant chapter s 38 or other resources.DirectionsPrint document and take notes in the spaces provided. Read through the guide before you begin reading. This step will help you focus on the most significantideas and information as you read. This guide can earn bonus points PLUS the right to correct the corresponding quiz for ½ points back for students completing guide INITSENTIRETYBYQUIZDATE.Learning Goals:Analyze the causes and effects of the Cold War.Evaluate the effectiveness of domestic and foreign policies in the Eisenhower administration.. Compare and contrast the Rockin’ Fifties to the Roaring Twenties.Guided Reading, The Eisenhower Years, 1952-1960, pp 579-5931.Eisenhower Takes Command, pp 579-581Main IdeasDefinitions/Explanations/NotesAnalysisAfter World War II, the United States grappled with prosperity and unfamiliar international responsibilities, while struggling to live up to its ideals.The Eisenhower Years, 1952-1960 (1st paragraph of chapter)…The 1950s have the popular image of the "happy days," when thenation pros pered and teens enjoyed the new beat of rock-and-roll music. This nostalgic view of the fifties is correct-but limited.The decade started with a war in Korea and the incriminations of McCarthyism. From the point of view of Afri can Americans, whatmattered most about the 1950s was not so much the music of Elvis Presley but the resistance of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. to segregation in the South. While middle-class suburbanites enjoyed their chrome-trimmed cars and tuned in to I Love Lucy on their new television sets, the Cold War and threat of nuclear destruction loomed in the background.

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