The Cold War (continued) Chapter 27 to page 837, plus 863-64 in Chapter 28 The Eisenhower Presidency
1. Eisenhower - What type of chief executive was he? He gave peace and stability. He gave a sense of unity, inspired confidence and even Democratic liberalism and republican like him .With McCarthyism and desegregation of schools, he had a hand off approach. 2. “Dynamic Conservatism” - How did it differ from conventional conservatism? - Reduce taxes, contain inflation, and govern efficiently without surrendering the fundamentals of the New Deal. 3. William F. Buckley, National Review, John Birch Society - A young conservative yale graduate who founded the National Review in 1955 -> claimed that domestic communism was a major subversive threat. John Birch Society was at the top of this belief, it also denounced Eisenhower as a communist conspiracy. 4. Joseph McCarthy and the Army-McCarthy Hearings - THE DOWNFALL OF McCarthy. He was made that one of his aides had not received a draft deferment, so that senator accused the army in 1954 of harboring communists. Army countered saying that he had tried to get preferential treatment for the aide who had been drafted. ON NATIONAL TV. Died 1957 from alcoholism -> fear still lingered of communists HUAC still alive. 5. Interstate Highway Act ( 830) - what effects did it have? - In 1954 Eisenhower set up a high powered commission to recommend a highway program that would cost as much as the war.
- over 100 billion spent
- largest and most expensive public works scheme in American history.
- freeway helped unify Americans by increasing the accessibility of once distant regions. FAST FOOD CHAINS MICKEY D’s2 6. Earl Warren - new chief justice in 1953
7. Jencks v. U.S. - Court held that the accused had the right to inspect government files used by the prosecution 8. Yates v. U.S. -The justices overturned the convictions of Communist Party officials under the Smith act. Essentially ended further prosecutions of...
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