US domestic policy and affairs: 1953-1956

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    • 1953
      • 20th January: Eisenhower is inaugurated as president
      • 4th August: Senate majority becomes Republican
    • 1954
      • January: a Gallup poll shows McCarthy’s approval ratings to be at 50% (29% disapproving)
      • April-June: the Army–McCarthy hearings are held
      • 2nd December: the Senate votes 67-22 to censure McCarthy
    • 1955
      • 3rd January: Senate majority becomes Democratic
      • 24th September: Eisenhower has a heart attack
    • 1956
      • 6th November: Eisenhower wins the presidential election against Stevenson

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