The US government did not install a great government, but it was better than the one that was there previously. Installing governments through the CIA is not a good idea. The Shah came to the US and we made a power grad. In the 1950s the US was using whatever measures it needed to install friendly governments. This would come back and hurt them.
Huge taxes being paid throughout this time period. Americans felt it was their economic duty. The government under a republican president was taxing and building things. Important piece of legislation that would normally be associated with the Democrat party.
High altitude American spy plane. The US was spying on the Soviet Union. An American plane was shot down by Soviets and produced on American television. Showed that the American government was lying and they were incapable of catching the Soviets.
Nixon has gone to Moscow to talk to Khrushchev. Got into the Kitchen Debate. Nixon is trying to say that there are some things that the US was better at and some things that the Soviets were better at.
Was an American installed government in Cuba (Battista) that was overthrown by Fidel Castro. Communist revolution in the western hemisphere about 90 miles from Florida.
Republican from Kansas
Segregation is illegal. The Warren court. The first liberal court of the 20th century. The second liberal court in American history. The court is taking a position on social issues. Eisenhower took a Booker T Washington approach. He thought that if they moved too fast there would be violence.
People is Alabama refusing to ride the bus. They win. The court says that segregation anywhere is illegal
Literary and social movement. Beginning of development of cultures outside of the mainstream ideas.