Once WW2 ended, the Cold War began and Truman was president.
Truman came from a poor rural community and was the last president to not have a college
degree and become president. He's also the only president to have fought in WW2 and the
Carter comes into presidency wanting to be dierent than the presidents before him. Instead of
riding a limo to the White House during his inauguration he and his aide walked, and he also
sold the presidential yacht. He always carried his own luggage ont
FDR hired academics and experts in many fields to help him with various things such as
agriculture. he calls this the Brain Trust. They were to look at 3 main areas, Banking,
Unemployment, and Agriculture
All these groups supported FDR and voted for h
The nazi party takes control of Germany and Hitler becomes chancellor at around the same
time FDR becomes president
Mussolini had been in power for a lot longer and had help power in Italy.
Leading up to the war, Hitler and the Nazis kept violating
During Bush's presidency, the economy was in very bad shape. Unemployment was. Lower
than it was before world war 2, and only 18% of Americans say they think he's a good
president, and Bush admits that he focused much of his presidency on foreign policy
1960 presidential election
Republicans pick Nixon to run
Democratic nomination is open.
John F Kennedy (democrat) negatives: was Catholic, was young (42), no one knew what he
believed, he had a lot of health issues, he was the son of Joe Kennedy tha
In 1952 America had passed the 22nd amendment (term limits) but the bill stated that the term
limits would not apply for the winner of the 1952 election
The democrats ran Adlai Stevenson. He didn't really want to win anyway so he campaigned
In the 1920 presidential election, both parties don't have a front runner and had trouble getting
a majority vote for any candidate. The democrats pick Cox as their candidate. Cox family
owned a big cable company and owned newspapers in 3 dierent cities
SDS (students democratic society) was an organization very involved in the anti war movement
and protest. They started to open up in many campuses around the country, they were a
FSM (Freedom speech movement) was founded by Mario Savio.