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1 The Eisenhower Years Eisenhower Takes Office 26.1 and 26.2

2 Election of 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) wins as first Republican Pres. Since Hoover. Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) wins as first Republican Pres. Since Hoover. Hero of WWII, NATO commander… Hero of WWII, NATO commander… Cold-warrior Richard Nixon as VP Cold-warrior Richard Nixon as VP

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5 The Korean Settlement US & North Korea/China were deadlocked from US & North Korea/China were deadlocked from July 1953: Armistice signed after Ike threatened China = Korea remained divided at 38°. July 1953: Armistice signed after Ike threatened China = Korea remained divided at 38°. Over 54,000 Americans died in Korea Over 54,000 Americans died in Korea

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7 Joe McCarthys Downfall 1953: He began attacking his own party & the army as communists After the televised Army-McCarthy hearings, the Senate had him censured = public condemnation

8 Blacklisting Continued Eisenhower fired 1,500 employees as un-American or security-risks. Eisenhower fired 1,500 employees as un-American or security-risks. – Included gays and drinkers – Colleges & businesses did same Yates v. U.S (1957): Supreme Court upheld right to teach anything as long as it doesnt advocate breaking the law. Yates v. U.S (1957): Supreme Court upheld right to teach anything as long as it doesnt advocate breaking the law.

9 Nov. 1952: U.S. tests Hydrogen Bomb Soviets test one in 1953 Arms Race Enters a New Age of Terror

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