Assumed to be guilty. Spend a year in prison. Edward dimitric starts giving names and is released and countinues to have a career in holywood. - Alger Hiss – convicted. - Whittaker Chambers- confessed he is a member. Had papers that alger hiss gave him. - Richard Nixon – leads charge. Famous as anti communist. The Federal Employee Loyalty Program - Executive Order 9835 (1947) – fed governent investigates all federal employees. 1000s employees investigated. 5000 quit. 400 fired. - Klaus Fuchs (1950) - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg – julius brother ethel was apart of manhattan project. Imformation would be passed on to klaus fuchs(communist). Found guilty of treason. electrocuted to death. - Manhattan Project McCarthyism – Joseph McCarthy- wisconin senator. Claims he had names of communist working for the state. Never provided names. - Dwight D. Eisenhower & Richard Nixon – elected as president because of military background.
Economic & Baby Boom Baby Boom - millions of baby being born after coming back from war. 40% of population where under 18. Economic Boom - Infrastructure - Automobiles - Military Expansion Television (1946) – 90% of houslods have a tv. - NBC, CBS, & ABC
Pop Culture Pop Culture - Rock and Roll - Electric Guitar - Alan Freed- radio show host. - Elvis Presley - Television - I Love Lucy - Leave it to Beaver - Gunsmoke
Eisenhower & The Cold War The Interstate Highway System (1956) are made for fear of nuclear assault and military travel. - Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 The Space Program - Sputnik (October 4, 1957) & Explorer I (January 31, 1958) - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA – October 1, 1958) - Yuri Gagarin- first to orbit earth -
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