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Unformatted text preview: 1957 – Civil Rights Act passed 1957 – SCLC formed 1957 – Eisenhower Doctrine 1957 – Sputnik starting the space race between US and USSR 1958 – US troops sent to Lebanon 1958 – NDEA authorizes loans and grants for science and language education because we are afraid that USSR will become more advanced than us in these areas 1958-59 – Berlin Crisis due to Stalin shutting down the roads to Berlin and the US sent supplies via air for almost a year 1959 – Castro leads Cuban revolution 1959 – Landrum-Griffin Act 1959 – Alaska and Hawaii annexed 1960 – Sit-ins part of the civil rights movement to make teachers teach and allow blacks the right to school 1960 – U2 incident causes mistrust between the US and USSR 1960 – OPEC is formed causing a sort of trust on oil, raising the prices 1960 – Kennedy defeats Nixon. People who watched TV thought Kennedy won, but vice versa if they heard only the radio...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course LS 114 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '05 term at Corban University.
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