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PinkMonkey Study Guide - American History

11. 13 The Communist Threat abroad

Throughout the 1950s and the 60s United Statesí main preoccupation was with the threat of communism. In 1959, Eisenhower said: "As long as the communist Empire continues to seek world domination, we shall face threats to the peace of varying character and location. We have lived and will continue to live in a period where emergencies manufactured by the Soviets follow one another like another like beads on a string."

The U.S. feared the spread of communism all over the world. The director of CIA, Allen Dulles had warned in 1960 that the communists wished to rule over the world. About the Russian foreign policy he said: "First (Khrushchev, the Soviet leader) proposes to build up Soviet military might based on ballistic missiles which would give him an effective weapon for direct attack on the U.S ..."

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Table of Contents

11.0 - Chronology of Major Events in this Period
11.1 - Conditions at Home
11.2 - The Employment Act
11.3 - The Taft-Hartley Labor Management Relations Act
11.4 - The Truman's Civil Rights Program
11.5 - The McCarthy Period
11.6 - The Cold War Abroad
11.7 - The Korean War
11.8 - The Eisenhower Administration
11.9 - The Civil Rights movement and the question of Desegregation
11.10 - The Labor Reform act
11.11 - The Budget
11.12 - The Economy in the 60s
11.13 - The Communist Threat Abroad
11.14 - The Threat of Nuclear War
11.15 - The Exploration of Outer Space
11.16 - The Geneve Conference on Disarmament
11.17 - Our WorldToday


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