By Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman
U.S. military common Dwight D. Eisenhower first entered into the general public eye in the course of global warfare II because the ideally suited Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1952, he was once elected because the thirty fourth President of the USA and served phrases. in the course of these phrases he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean warfare, stored up the strain at the Soviet Union in the course of the chilly battle, made nuclear guns a better safeguard precedence, introduced the distance Race, enlarged the Social defense software, and started the Interstate street process. The A to Z of the Eisenhower period examines major members, businesses, and occasions in American political, financial, social, and cultural background in this period in American heritage. as well as the masses of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, international relations, literature, technological know-how, activities, and pop culture, a chronology, introductory essay, and several other appendixes also are incorporated during this priceless reference.
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In July 1960, when the four young men who began the original sit-in returned to the all-white lunch counter, they were served. FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE ATOMIC AGE The Cold War dominated Eisenhower’s two terms. He tried to promote the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. He hoped his policy of “open skies” would allow the superpowers to inspect each other’s territory, but the Soviet Union rejected the idea. After World War II ended, Germany was divided into two parts. The Soviet Union controlled East Germany; the United States, Great Britain, and France oversaw West Germany.
Truman fires General MacArthur for insubordination. 28 April: Mohammed Mossadegh becomes prime minister of Iran. 12 May: Tests in the Pacific show the power of the hydrogen bomb. 21 June: Iran seizes control of British petroleum holdings in Abadan; negotiations fail between Great Britain and Iran. 23 June: The New York Times reports television is changing the lifestyle of Americans; motion picture attendance is down 40 percent in some cities. 16 August: Egypt demands British troops leave the Suez Canal area.
7 November: Supreme Court ends steelworker strike. 1 December: United States, Soviet Union, and 10 other countries sign treaty stating Antarctica to be used only for scientific research. 1960 9 January: Vice President Nixon announces he will run for president. 24 January: French citizens in Algeria launch uprising after President de Gaulle promises to grant independence to Algeria. 31 January: Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy announces he will run for president. 1 February: Four African Americans stage a sit-in at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, sparking sit-ins throughout South to end segregation.
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