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Bundle of 3 - World Wars Era - Truman & Eisenhower Administrations

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This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the World Wars Era - The Truman & Eisenhower Administrations. All three presentations together number 65 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

In the post-World War II decade, the United States was the richest nation in the world. After a brief period of postwar adjustment, the economy boomed. Consumers demanded goods and services.

Businesses produced more to meet this demand, and increased production led to new jobs. Federal foreign aid programs, such as the Marshall Plan, provided overseas markets for U.S. businesses. The government spent large amounts of money by providing loans, fighting the Cold War, and funding social programs. Government spending plus consumer demand led to an era of widespread prosperity, rising living standards, and social mobility.

Power point #1 is entitled, The Truman & Eisenhower Administrations and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

A World of Plenty
The Marshall Plan
Truman’s Post War Administration
Taft-Hartley Act
Military Integration
Re-Election Issues
Truman Re-elected
The Fair Deal
Eisenhower’s Administration
Interstate Highway System
Chief Justice Earl Warren
Brown V. Board of Education
School Desegregation Resistance
The Little Rock Nine
Space Exploration
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Sputnik Starts the Space Race
End of Presentation

Harry S. Truman was born in Missouri on May 8, 1884. He was Franklin Roosevelt’s vice president for just 82 days before Roosevelt died and Truman became the 33rd president. In his first months in office he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II. His policy of communist containment started the Cold War, and he initiated U.S. involvement in the Korean War. Truman left office in 1953 and died in 1972.

In March of 1952, Truman announced that he would not run for reelection. He gave his support to Governor Adlai Stevenson, the democratic nominee, though Stevenson was distancing himself from the president because of his poor approval rating.

After retiring from the presidency, Truman returned to Independence, MO, where he wrote his memoirs, oversaw the construction of his presidential library and took long walks. He died on December 26, 1972, and is buried next to Bess in the courtyard of the Truman Library.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidents - #33 - Harry S Truman and contains 22 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Early Years
Military Career
Man of Integrity
Truman: The Judge
Truman: The Senator
Pendergast Debacle
Truman: The Vice President
Truman: The President
The Atomic Bombs
Effects of the Bomb’s Blast
Cold War Begins
The “Fair Deal”
Korean War
MacArthur Fired
Steel Strike
Supreme Court Ruling
Retirement & Death
End of Presentation

As supreme commander of Allied forces in Western Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower led the massive invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

In 1952, leading Republicans convinced Eisenhower (then in command of NATO forces in Europe) to run for president; he won a convincing victory over Democrat Adlai Stevenson and would serve 2 terms in the White House. During his presidency, Eisenhower managed Cold War-era tensions with the Soviet Union under the looming threat of nuclear weapons, ended the war in Korea in 1953, and authorized a number of covert anti-communist operations by the CIA around the world.

On the home front, where America was enjoying a period of relative prosperity, Eisenhower strengthened Social Security, created the massive new Interstate Highway System and maneuvered behind the scenes to discredit the rabid anti-Communist Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Though popular throughout his administration, he faltered in the protection of civil rights for African Americans by failing to fully enforce the Supreme Court’s mandate for the desegregation of schools in Brown v. Board of Education (1954). While weathering criticism from both left and right, Eisenhower enjoyed high approval ratings throughout his administration.

After leaving office in January 1961, he retired to his farm in Gettysburg, PA. He worked largely on his memoirs, and would publish several books over the following years. He died on March 28, 1969, after a long illness.

Power point #3 is entitled, US Presidents - #34 - Dwight D Eisenhower and contains 25 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries (2)
Early Life
West Point
Marriage & Family
As A Military Aid
Meeting Patton
World War II
Supreme Commander
Road to the White House
Republican Nomination
President “Ike”
Domestic Policy
McCarthy’s Crusade
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
The Cold War
Post Presidential Life
Final Years & Death
Against “the Bomb”
End of Presentation

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