Cold War Presidents
By Jake Johnson
Foreign- The Berlin Airlift (care packages to inside West Berlin while the blockade was up), Marshall Plan (aid to post WWII Europe), and the start of the Cold War (the non-fighting war between US and USSR for about 50 years).
Domestic- McCarthyism (man accusing everyone of being communist, accused army, called bluff, lost credibility), Alger Hiss (state employee accused of being a russian spy), Organizing the White House.
Truman was remembered for dropping the Atomic Bomb in WWII.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Foreign- Nuclear Diplomacy, U.S. relations with Soviet Union during the Cold War, and Middle East Rivalry (Eisenhower Doctrine)
Domestic- Interstate Highway Systems, Civil Rights, and poverty.
He was most remembered for his being An U.S. Army General and for being the D-Day hero.
John F. Kennedy
Foreign- The Bay of Pigs invasion which failed, he took responsibility, The cuban Missile Crisis, and trade expansion act to lower tariffs.
Domestic- Civil Rights movement, The development of the Peace Corps, and ¨the New Frontier¨ he called it was the movement in funding education and medical things.
He was remembered for being assasinated.
Foreign- Opening to China, Withdrawal from Vietnam, and beyond the ¨Big Three¨.
Domestic- Watergate Scandal he was accused of, regulations, and social legislation.
He was remembered for the scandal that led to him resigning as president.