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Popular culture.   In 1954, Congress added the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance, and the phrase “In God  We Trust” was included on all U.S. currency in the following year. While these changes were subtle  reminders of the ideological struggle of the Cold War (Americans believed in God; Communists were  atheists), they also reflected the mood of the country. The United States experienced a religious  revival in the 1950s, with more than 60 percent of Americans reporting they belonged to a church or  synagogue, as opposed to less than 50 percent before World War II. Evangelist Billy Graham,  Protestant minister Norman Vincent Peale, and Roman Catholic Bishop Fulton J. Sheen emerged as  the spokespersons for the revival, and they used the newest mass medium — television — to carry  their message to millions of Americans. Sheen had a weekly television program called 
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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