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Life in the 1950s. World War II had ended and the task of rebuilding Europe was begun –the Marshall Plan.

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World war ii had ended and the task of rebuilding europe was begun the marshall plan
World War II had ended and the task of rebuilding Europe was begun –the Marshall Plan

  • Israel gained its independence, finally, from Britain, changing its name from Palestine to Israel, but many people felt displaced. War broke out the next day when its Arab neighbors attacked. Israel survived but the boundaries were changed.


Harry s truman 1945 1953
Harry S. Truman begun –the Marshall Plan1945-1953

  • DEMOCRAT

  • 33rd President

  • Born: May 8, 1884

  • Birthplace: Missouri

  • Died: December 26, 1972

  • Ran against Dewey in 1948


Truman s political career
Truman’s Political Career begun –the Marshall Plan

  • Took over as President of the United States when Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945

  • During his presidency:

    • Ordered the Atomic bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    • Truman’s 21 Points (The Fair Deal)

    • Truman Doctrine

    • NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

    • Korean War 1950-1953


The korean war
The Korean War begun –the Marshall Plan

  • Korea divided into North and South at the 38th parallel

  • UN forces were able to push back the North Korean forces to the Yalu River

  • The Chinese government led by Mao Tse-Tung warned them to go no further


Dwight d eisenhower 1953 1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower begun –the Marshall Plan1953-1961

  • 34th President

  • REPUBLICAN

  • Born: October 14, 1890

  • Birthplace: Texas

  • Died: March 28, 1969

  • Ran for President promising to end the Korean War


War begun –the Marshall Planveterans came home and Congress passed the GI Bill.

This gave returning Vets low cost home loans and money to go to college








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