Defining Documents in American History: The 1950s (1950-1959), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619258870
  • ISBN-13: 9781619258877
  • DDC: 973.918
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 273 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new addition to the Defining Documents series profiles the first decade of the 20th century in America through careful, close analysis of historic documents from the era. Over forty primary source documents are studied, delivering a thorough examination of this crucial period in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
The Cold War.
1: NSC 68: “United States Objectives and Programs for National Security”.
2: Report to the American People on Korea and US Policy in the Far East.
3: “Old Soldiers Never Die”.
4: United States-Japan Security Treaty.
5: Statement by President Truman upon Signing the Mutual Security Act.
6: Adlai Stevenson's Acceptance Speech at the 1952 Democratic National Convention.
7: President Eisenhower—“The Chance for Peace”.
8: Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
9: A “New Look” at National Defense Policy.
10: CIA Summary of the Overthrow of Premier Mossadeq of Iran.
11: Geneva Accords on Indochina.
12: President Eisenhower to the President of the Council of Ministers of Vietnam.
13: Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty.
14: The Eisenhower Doctrine.
15: Treaty of Rome.
16: “Communism in the Americas”.
17: Fidel Castro's Speech at Twenty-One Nations Conference.
18: Nixon and Khrushchev: The Kitchen Debate.
19: Antarctic Treaty.
20: Senator Joseph McCarthy's Speech to the Republican Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia.
21: “Declaration of Conscience”.
22: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Civil Rights.
23: Hernandez v. Texas.
24: Brown v. Board of Education.
25: Women's Political Council Documents.
26: Address to the Montgomery Improvement Association.
27: Civil Rights Act of 1957.
28: Executive Order 10730—Desegregation of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas.
29: Cooper v. Aaron.
Science, Society, and More.
30: William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.
31: “Statement on the Nature of Race and Race Differences”.
32: Excerpt from Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.
33: “Atoms for Peace”.
34: J. Robert Oppenheimer on Science and Society.
35: Eisenhower Message to Congress Regarding a National Highway Program.
36: On the Polio Vaccine Situation.
37: National Review Mission Statement.
38: “Disneyland One Year Old”.
39: Launching of the Sputnik Satellite.
40: Eisenhower on Science in National Security.
41: Patent Application for “Miniaturized Electronic Circuits”.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.