Post-War America

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Post-War America:

Post-War America Sisi Carmen Haamer Lisanne Meristo

Important events in 1945-1960:

Cold War (1947-1991) The First Indochine War (1946-1954) Korean War (1950-1953) Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) Important events in 1945-1960

Cold War:

United States vs Soviet Union B etween capitalism with liberal democracy and totalitarian communism Iron Curtain Truman Doctrine (1947) Marshall Plan (1948-1951) Anti-Communism and McCarthyism Cold War

Korean War:

Republic of Korea vs Democratic People’s Republic of Korea South supported by United Nations North supported by People’s Republic of China Winner- North Korea? Korean War

Post-War economy:

Inflation Taft-Hartley Act Economic growth Post-War economy

Post-War society:

Baby boom Surburbia Rural life Post-War society

Civil Rights Movement :

Brown v. Board of Education Organizations Martin Luther King Jr Civil Rights Movement

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953):

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Strikes and economic upheaval Korean War Soviet espionage and McCarthyism Civil rights Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) :

Ended the Korean war Space race Little Rock Crisis Alaska and Hawaii became states 1959 Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)

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