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1 THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ASSIGNMENT. PRINT AND COMPLETE IN INK. The Eisenhower Years… Rockin Fifties APUSH Review Guide for AMSCO chapter 27. (or other sources covering the 1950’s) Directions Print 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 significant ideas and information as you read . This guide can earn bonus points for students completing guide IN ITS ENTIRETY BY QUIZ DATE . From the College Board Content Outline for Period 8 Key Concept 8.1: The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and working to maintain a position of global leadership, with far-reaching domestic and international consequences. Key Concept 8.2: New movements for civil rights and liberal efforts to expand the role of government generated a range of political and cultural responses. Key Concept 8.3: Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture. Guided Reading, The Eisenhower Years, 1952-1960, pp 579-593 1. Eisenhower Takes Command, pp 579-581 Main Ideas Definitions/Explanations/Notes Analysis After World War II, the United States grappled with prosperity and unfamiliar internationa l responsibilit ies, while struggling to live up to its ideals. Cold War policies led to continued public debates over the power of the federal government, acceptable means for pursuing international and domestic goals, and the proper balance between The Eisenhower Years, 1952-1960 (1 st paragraph of chapter)… 1950s=happy days at home but also korean war, mccarthyism, civil rights movements, cold war. Eisenhower Takes Command… Republican campaign, middle-class support The Election of 1952… Fix mess in washington, 1st republican prez. in 20 yrs, Eisenhower is war hero, richard nixon is vp and attacked communists in the past Why was America ready for a Republican again? Long time of democrats, hope they will fix mess in washington What role did the Korean War play in this shift? mess in washington, want an active and influential prez., truman (democrat) wasn't able to end the war
2 liberty and order. Campaign Highlights… Eisenhower=war hero, Nixon almost dropped for controversy with funds but uses charm, Eisenhower pledges to end Korean war, electoral landslide …continued from previous page… Main Ideas Definitions/Explanations/Notes Analysis After World War II, the United States grappled with prosperity and unfamiliar international responsibilitie s, while struggling to live up to its ideals. Cold War policies led to continued public debates over the power of the federal government, acceptable means for pursuing international and domestic goals, and the proper balance between liberty and order.

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