The Cold War. Part Two: Conformity Culture in the 1950s. Learning Targets. I can trace the development and manifestations of the Cold War. I can analyze Truman’s and Eisenhower’s leadership during The Cold War. I can analyze the extent to which the 1950s was an era of “conformity culture .”.
Part Two: Conformity Culture in the 1950s
“We have rejected the discredited theory that the fortunes of the nation should be in the hands of a privileged few. Every segment of our population and every individual has a right to expect from his government a fair deal.”
VP Richard Nixon vs. Sen. John F. Kennedy
JFK 2nd Catholic candidate, also 2nd youngest presidential candidate
Impact of first televised debate; swings momentum toward JFK
JFK wins one of the closest elections in history; 16 Southern Democrat electors vote for alternative candidate Sen. Harry Byrd of Virginia in protest.