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    Five key factors that influenced the 1950's.

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    Discuss the economic expansion following World War II. Discuss How Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nuclear Power, Suburbs, Television and Interstate Highways contributed to this expansion.

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    Discuss the economic expansion following World War II. Discuss How Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nuclear Power, Suburbs, Television and Interstate Highways contributed to this expansion.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower - He was perhaps our greatest World War II hero (along with MacArthur and Patton). He exhibited two traits that would influence our history. First, he portrayed the image of the regular guy - wearing "normal" clothes and playing golf. Second, he fought hard to contain communism. This can be seen in his willingness to escalate American involvement in Korea and Vietnam. The fight to contain communism especially defined American life up to the 1989.

    Nuclear Power - was a direct result of the war effort during World War II. Nuclear power would define the Cold War era and continues to shape our world today, though hopefully for more humanitarian purposes such as fuel and energy. The Cuban Missile Crisis along with the threat of World War III and the nuclear winter during the Cold War were all made possible because of nuclear power. Add to this the ...

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    A discussion of five factors including people, events and inventions that made the 1950's the amazing decade that it was. Over 650 words of original text.

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