The War Of The Civil Rights Movement

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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…show more content…
On January 4, 1957 the Eisenhower Doctrine was proposed for a middle eastern country can request american aid from U.S. military forces if it was being threatened by aggression from another state. Heading into the 1960s was the foreign flexible response philosophy by the 35th president, President John F. Kennedy, some events he made on foreign policy was the Berlin Wall, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Let them come to Berlin, is a part of the speech Kennedy gave at the Berlin Wall two years after the construction. When Kennedy took office, he kept Eisenhower’s CIA and military advisors who had created the mission. Kennedy made the final decision to send approximately 1,200 CIA-trained Cuban exiles to land at the bay. An American plane secretly took photos of nuclear missile sites being made by the Soviet Union in Cuba. JFK did not want SU or Cuba to find out that he discovered the missiles. After JFK’s term, Lyndon Johnson took office and followed Kennedy’s philosophy and carried out some of his plans, such as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, commitment of troops to Vietnam, and the CIA-sponsored coups in Latin America. August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Tonkin Resolution, giving President Johnson permission to take any measures he believed were needed to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia. As a commitment he ordered an increase in
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