The War Of The Civil Rights Movement

1476 Words Apr 20th, 2016 6 Pages
The 1950s was a decade of prosperity, the economy was booming, military was strong, the beginning of the civil rights movement. In the 1960s the decade involved protest, the war in Vietnam, the fight for civil rights, and JFK. Then came the 1970s and it was known as the time of peace and love, equality for all, the ongoing war in Vietnam, and Nixon. Each decade after one another affected the next with foreign policy, domestic policy, politics, political leadership, the economy, and the social terms of each decade. In 1945-1953, Harry Truman was in office and his foreign policy philosophy was containment. Some main events of foreign policy while he was in office was the Potsdam Conference, the Marshall Plan, and NATO. The Potsdam conference was located in Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945 to negotiate terms to end WWII. On April 3,1948 Truman signed the Marshall Plan to help rebuild western economies after WWII. NATO helped him with the Berlin Blockade, the loss of China, and the start of the Korean War. The next president after Truman’s term was Eisenhower (1952-1956) his foreign philosophy was massive retaliation. Foreign policy events that happened for Eisenhower was that he ended the Korean War, CIA-sponsored coups in Iran and Guatemala, and Eisenhower Doctrine in the Middle East. He ended the Korean War by telling the South Korean government if they do not accept the armistice, he would withdraw all American forces from the peninsula. In Iran and Guatemala…
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