In the Shadow of the Bomb
John Hersey - wrote Hiroshima, which was a compilation of his journal articles covering the
dropping of the nuclear bomb and its devastating health effects on the citizens of Hiroshima.
Atomic energy commission - AEC was created
From The Freedom Summer:
Hubert Humphrey-Vice President of LBJ.
Title VII- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment
discrimination on the bases of race and color, as well as national origin, sex, and religion. Titl
Most hallmarks of the 1960s did not begin till the middle of the decade. Clothing styles, music,
and drug culture came in latter part of the decade. New mood of optimism came almost from the
onset of the decade. Some Americans were scared
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Created in the early
1900s, was the leading supporter for the AA community. Supported legal action to end
A Philip Randolph - In 1941, he called for a march
Challenges to Conformity
Abstract Expressionism- Late 1940s. Movement in the art community. Mostly nonconforming/alienating. Different than anything anyone had seen up to this point. Included vague
representations of ideas about society.
The Cold War At Home
Red Scare - began in 1919, revived in 46/47. Conservatives/religious people anxious of
Communism and attacked Fair Deal programs by claiming they were communist/socialist.
Conservatives always took a strong anti-communist stand, so li
The Eisenhower Era
NSC-68 - National Security Council (1950). Outlined the idea of containment against
communism, a policy that was held for 20 years to come. Called for the increased of military
spending even for times in peace
Paul Nitze - principal aut
The age of Affluence
Baby Boom - late 40s + 50s. Between 50s and 60s, population grew by 19%. Women
concerned for economy to make it possible to support 3 kids. Housing market sky-rockets. This
was all due to the increased prosperity.
Levittown - (1947 -
Billy Graham - TV personality. Evangelist. First religious personality to use TV as an outreach
method. Religiousness in relation to the anti-communist movement. Starts the idea that lacking
religiosity is un-American. Church going sky
Possible Essay Topics on First Midterm: Post WW2 America
Comparison of Truman and Eisenhower Era
Truman, 45-53; Eisenhower, 53-61
Truman took a strong anti-Communist stance during his reelection campaign
Truman 87% approval rate in 1945.