Dwight D. Eisenhower

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • The changing political environment
      • Anti-communist policies 1953-62 - 2nd RED SCARE
      • Liberalism
      • optimistic
      • friendly
      • Knew working with the media was important but often minimised - missile gap issure
      • organised - regular briefings
      • worked well with Congress
      • long-term planning sessions
    • The quest for civil rights
      • 1955 - Montgomery Bus Boycott
      • 1954 - Brown vs Board of Education
      • Martin Luther King Jr
      • 1957 - The Little Rock Campaign
      • 1960 - Greensboro sit-ins
      • 1961 - The Freedom Rides
      • 1960 - Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
      • 1956 - 102  Southern Congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto - condemning B v BoE
      • 1957 - Civil Rights Act sets up the Civil Rights Commission
      • 1953 - House of Representatives passed a resolution for "termination"
      • 1953-1958 - Operation Wetback - deportation on illegal Mexican immigrants
      • Lavender Scare
      • 1958 - The Supreme Court refused to let the postal service ban a gay magazine as "obscene"
    • Society and culture in change
      • 1957 - USSR first to put a satellite in space
      • SUBURBS
      • Growing schools, leisure facilities etc.
      • 1958 - Education Act
      • American Dream for American Women - labour-saving devices
      • 1954 - 1st suburban shopping mall opened - Detroit
      • I Love Lucy - SHOW
      • 1957 - Betty Friedan - planning a book of women and work
      • various "refugee acts"
      • 1959 - Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba - next 3 years - 20,000 fled
      • Cuban Refugee Program
      • 1957 - Refugee-Escapee Act
      • FILM - Hays Code
      • 1952 - Eisenhower used TV "air" time for campaign
      • 1953 - 80% TV recorded LIVE - 1960 - 36%
    • The changin quality of life
      • "baby boom"
      • Consumerism
      • 1958 - 45 million transistor radios
      • Sunbelt
      • 1952 - $169.7 billion in circulation - 1960 - $215.8
      • Increasing standard of living - running water, electricity. etc.
      • 1955 - Davy Crockett - $100 million sales of racoon-skin caps
      • "pester power"
      • Coca Cola - 1959 - $79.1 million before tax
      • Teenage consumption
      • 1958 - The Blob
      • 1960 - more WHITE collar workers (35 million)  than BLUE collar workers (32 million)
      • increasing spectator spor5ts
      • knock-on effects of car ownership
    • 1953-1961
    • REPUBLICAN

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