Eisenhower felt that the best way to stop communism was to undercut its appeal by alleviating the conditions under which it was most attractive. This paper money would supposedly be redeemed for state taxes, but the holders were eventually paid off in at the rate of one cent on the dollar. Local communist movements attempted to take over all of Korea and Vietnam He increased Soviet power by developing a hydrogen bomb, and by launching the first earth satellite in The product was a great housing boom.
Although the overall number of children per woman was not unusually high averaging 2. If Vietnam fell to Communism, all of Southeast Asia might follow. Advances in medicine included new antibiotics and, perhaps most important, a successful vaccine against poliomyelitis, a disease that had crippled millions of children.
President Kennedy then decided to break with the New Deal orthodoxy of high Federal taxes to force income equality. Galbraith argued that the U. They closed the Bank injust when the War of made it more important than ever for Treasury needs. And in the short run, it all seemed to work out.
He also cut defense spending and presided over an era of peace and prosperity. Starting inthe French secretly supplied the Americans with money, gunpowder and munitions in order to weaken its arch enemy, Great Britain. Due to the American System, bigger cities and more factories were built.
Hard work and entrepreneurship characterized the region, as the Puritans and Yankees endorsed the " Protestant Ethic ", which enjoined men to work hard as part of their divine calling.
He proposed an extensive series of tax cuts and credits only after his presidency was criticized in Hoover-like terms. Colonial economy to s[ edit ] Shipping scene in Salem, Massachusetts, a shipping hub, in the s The colonial economy differed significantly from that of most other regions in that land and natural resources were abundant in America but labor was scarce.
Nixon, charged that a Democratic victory would bring "more Alger Hisses, more atomic spies. Federal foreign aid programs, such as the Marshall Plan, provided overseas markets for U.
It argued that the colonies should be free of English rule. New women workers were increasingly likely to be middle-aged and middle-class.
One long-simmering struggle targeted segregated schooling. The initial quest for cars, appliances, and new furniture after the end of World War II quickly expanded into the mass consumption of goods, services, and recreational materials during the Fifties.
Many voters feared Soviet expansionism, Soviet atomic explosions, and more conflicts like Korea. In John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. As George Kennan explained in an article in Foreign Affairs magazine in"containment" meant using "unalterable counterforce at every point" until Soviet power ended or faded.
Thoroughly researched, the book chronicled the plight of "the unskilled workers, the migrant farm workers, the aged, the minorities, and all of the others who live in the economic underworld of American life.
The mistake of policymakers lay in failing to acknowledge that this war could be advanced only through sacrifice on the part of all Americans.
The crisis ended in a compromise, with the Soviets removing their missiles publicly, and the United States secretly removing its nuclear missiles in Turkey. France resented it, and the Quasi-War of disrupted trade.
In he used force in Hungary and political pressure in Poland to ensure continued Soviet control of those countries.In The Other America: Poverty in the United States (), political activist Michael Harrington revealed an economic underworld of 40 million to 50 million Americans, who were excluded from affluence and were socially invisible.
At the end of the s, nearly one-fifth of the population lived below the poverty line. The Affluent Society! Home; Study Guides; U.S. History II; The Affluent Society The United States experienced a religious revival in the s, with more than 60 percent of Americans reporting they belonged to a church or synagogue, as opposed to less than 50 percent before World War II.
Removing #book# from your Reading List will also. Government spending during World War II pushed the United States out of the Depression and into an economic boom that would be sustained after the war by continued government spending.
As a landmark moment in American history, Politics and Ideology in the Affluent Society. Postwar economic prosperity and the. The third economic downturn was the depression of the late s tofollowing the Panic ofwhen the money supply in the United States contracted by about 34 percent with prices falling by 33 percent.
Get this from a library! The end of affluence: the causes and consequences of America's economic dilemma. [Jeffrey G Madrick] -- For a century and a half, the American economy produced the most prosperous society the world has ever known - and then something happened.
Beginning inthe American economy, though it.
At the end of the s the Cold War ended, helping the United States out of recession. The Middle East became more important in American foreign policy, especially after the September 11 attacks inDownload