Importance of structures, frameworks and concepts that help to explain what otherwise
seems like a chaotic development with little coherence. There is coherence. You just have
to find it.
Early 1965 crisis in Selma, Alabama. Huge turning point for Civil R
Class Notes 10/11/2012
Focus on the 1960s in the next few classes.
There was an energy throughout the decade but there was also a shadow of nuclear war.
1960s lots of mystique, a cultural chain reacti
Thomas G. Patterson
A knowledgeable and engaged President Kennedy spent as much or more time on Cuba
as on any other foreign-policy program.
Why? Because Castro had tricked Kennedy into believing he was a solution to the Batista
problem, that he was not c
Eisenhowers foreign policy
By Es inauguration, the US was a leader of the free world, head of an enormous alliance
and was internationalist. US was firmly committed to waging the Cold War effectively.
E had problems right in the beginning:
One major probl
Origins of the Cold War
Theres no real clear start. Drift into confrontation.
When did the Cold War start? Was it a predictable effect of the second World War?
In WWII SU and US came together and it felt like after the war, America and Uncle
President Trumans discussion of the atom bomb at Potsdam, July 1945
- It is certainly a good thing for the world that Hitlers crowd or Stalins did not
discover this atomic bomb. It seems to me to be the most terrible thing ever
discovered, but it can be m
Chafe: The Unfinished Journey p. ix 197
The Unfinished Journey argues that WWII was a turning point in our history. (X)
Page 170 197
- Kennedy uses money and power to establish presidency and so forth.
- He works hard at the economic problems of America (
Major Problems in US History since 1945
Page 9 Whereas much of Europe and Asia confronted a massive task of
reconstruction, the United States faced reconversion adjusting the huge war
machine to peacetime purposes. Automobile plants had to conve
Arguing that Kennedy did not do well as president
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Chafes interpretation of the plan: Eisenhower had been working with this plan
and had developed it a bit until he had left office. Upon leaving office, Kennedy inherited
it. The plan w
Class Notes 10/2
3 questionsanswer one. You have 1 hour 15 minuts to do that. the material will be
based on everything we have done. All the readings and all the notes. Up to the end of the
kennedy foreign policy.
Either or question, so basica
Rendition look it up.
50s have always been hard to define for historians.
The 50s are full of drama WWII, problems with reconstruction (reconversion)
60s very glamorous and full of profound incidents
These are two well understood entities, the 40s and the
Truman doctrine US would help oppressed states all over the world.
Is it a matter of defense or imperialism on Americas part?
Truman Doctrine followed by Marshall Plan Marshall Plan spent 20 billion dollars on
Truman Doctrine and Marshal
Class Notes 9/11/2012
55 million killed during WWII; probably more. No real certainty. Closer to 65 million.
- Asians arent registered as fast. If we add in the terrible losses in china we get
the higher figure presented.
Human nature at its